When Guests visit Disney World, they may run into a temporary closure of an attraction.
This means that the ride was not meant to be closed and is not under refurbishment, but it had to shut down due to an issue with the attraction. Typically, these issues are resolved within a short period of time. Still, there are instances where closures can last days, as we saw with Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster Starring Aerosmith at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. At the beginning of the year, the temporary closure of the attraction ended up lasting five days!
Today, it seems an attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios also experienced a temporary closure today, and unfortunately, it is arguably the most popular attraction in the park. Rise of the Resistance in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge experienced a temporary closure.
As we can see from WDW Stats (@WDWStats), the attraction closed for quite some time, at the time of this article’s publishing.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 42 minutes.
— WDW Stats (@WdwStats) June 1, 2021
Rise of the Resistance tends to break down often, which can affect Guests who have later Boarding Groups. The 1:00 p.m. Boarding Passes just cleared out in seconds, which means many Guests are looking forward to riding. The longer the attraction remains closed, the longer Guests will have to wait for their Boarding Group to be called.
Disney World describes the attraction as:
An Attraction on a Scale That Is Impressive, Most Impressive
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!
Accept a Mission from the Resistance
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!
Virtual Queue Required
At this time, Guests are required to join the virtual queue to experience Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. A standby queue is not available. The virtual queue is limited and subject to availability.
Recently, we reported that the west coast version of the attraction in Disneyland experienced a full-day closure; read more about that here.
Keep an eye out on your My Disney Experience app to always get the most up-to-date information on which attractions are running and when temporarily closed rides become available. The attraction is now back up and running after around an hour closure.
Have you ever had an attraction you wanted to ride close down? Let us know in the comments below!