Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a fan-favorite attraction, however, it has had its fair share of technical difficulties this week.
On Monday, May 17, the highly popular attraction, located inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, did not open for the first portion of the day, and just yesterday, May 20, the theme park announced Rise of the Resistance would not open at all.
Even though Disney’s Hollywood Studios opened up this morning, May 21, at 9 a.m. without Rise of the Resistance, it looks as though the attraction is now boarding Guests!
According to the My Disney Experience app, the popular Star Wars ride was still facing prolonged downtime as it was listed as temporarily closed at 9:02 a.m., which you can see reflected in the screenshot below.
WDW Stats on Twitter also reported this downtime in a recent Tweet, writing:
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 222 minutes. http://wdwst.at/detail/19263736 #HollywoodStudios #WDW #WaltDisneyWorld #DisneyWorld
— WDW Stats (@WdwStats) May 21, 2021
However, at approximately 9:26 a.m., the ride began boarding Guests, which you can see reflected in the screenshot below.
As always, be sure to check the My Disney Experience app or with a nearby Cast Member for the most up-to-date information surrounding wait times and downtime.
More on Rise of the Resistance
If you have never experienced the popular Star Wars attraction, Rise of the Resistance, Disney World describes the ride as:
Join the Resistance in an epic battle against the First Order on this exciting new ride.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is a massive attraction with multiple ride systems that is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced at Walt Disney World Resort… or anywhere else in the galaxy!
The Resistance needs your help! Hidden in the forest outside Black Spire Outpost, the Resistance is gathering recruits for a secret mission.
With the First Order desperate to extinguish the spark of the Resistance, the mission is bound to have unexpected twists and turns. When your transport is captured by an imposing First Order Star Destroyer filled with legions of stormtroopers—and even Kylo Ren!—you’re going to need all the help you can get. Fortunately, a covert team of Resistance fighters—including Rey and BB-8—is at the ready to give you a fighting chance to escape… and a chance for the Resistance to rise.
Prepare for a thrilling, first-of-its-kind adventure!
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This article has been updated since its original publication.