When Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort debuted Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at their respective Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge lands, the ride was hailed as one of the greatest theme park attractions of all time.
The Star Wars-themed ride allows Guests at Disney Parks to truly join the Resistance alongside Daisy Ridley’s Rey, John Boyega’s ex-stormtrooper Finn, and even beloved Star Wars sequel trilogy astromech droid, BB-8.
When Rise of the Resistance opened on both coasts, it became the first Disney Park ride to require riders to use a virtual queue system. In this case, Guests must snag boarding groups at specific times during the day. Getting a boarding pass can be challenging, so the time slots are coveted by both Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park visitors!
Now, it seems that Disneyland’s Rise of the Resistance has broken a major record! Per DisInsider:
We were the first to report that Disneyland’s Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance in Galaxy’s Edge hit an all-time high boarding group of 330 on June 19th…
…This marks the first time that Disneyland’s version has broken 300 boarding groups. The ride was running very smooth with only two breakdowns that lasted roughly 30 mins each. A far cry from the when the ride opened in early 2020 and boarding group 90 was considered a great day.
DisInsider’s report continued, noting that the Disneyland Resort version reportedly “worked out a number of bugs” during the California theme park’s extended pandemic closure. The implication is that the popular Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge ride in Anaheim is running significantly more efficiently than its Florida twin.
Disney has not, however, publicly confirmed any bug fixes or other updates on either Rise of the Resistance attraction.
The Walt Disney World Resort ride has been experiencing frequent breakdowns and interruptions. Most online reports indicate that the primary issues tend to occur with the elevator system on the ride, the Kylo Ren Audio-Animatronic, or the Captain Bek Audio-Animatronic.
However, Disney has not confirmed what the most common problems are with the attraction.
Disneyland Resort’s milestone is certainly an exciting one that indicates more people may be able to ride Rise of the Resistance in the future. The official description reads:
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!
What is your favorite part of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance?