FOUR Popular Disney Rides Close Simultaneously at Park Opening

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This morning, soon after Walt Disney World Resort’s theme parks began opening for the day, four fan-favorite rides temporarily closed back-to-back. Pirates of the Caribbean and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park were all unavailable simultaneously.

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Rise of the Resistance failed to open with Hollywood Studios. At 9 a.m. EST on the dot, WDW Stats Tweeted:

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 38 minutes.

Rise of the Resistance remains closed at the time of publication.

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WDW Stats on Twitter confirmed all four closures.

At 9:02 a.m. EST, WDW Stats shared:

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 35 minutes.

It is worth noting that Tower of Terror has since reopened.

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Also at 9:02 a.m., WDW Stats confirmed:

Pirates of the Caribbean has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 54 minutes.

Pirates of the Caribbean remains closed at the time of publication.

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Also at 9:02 a.m. EST, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster experienced a temporary interruption. WDW Stats posted:

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 71 minutes.

It is worth noting that Seven Dwarfs Mine Train has since reopened.

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Although Walt Disney World Resort Cast Members do everything they can to keep rides and attractions at all four Disney World theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — operational all day, every day, unexpected downtime does sometimes occur due to mechanical issues and general maintenance.

If you are at Walt Disney World Resort today, check the My Disney Experience App for the latest ride closure information and wait times.

 More on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

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The official Disney World description of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance 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!

More on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

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The official Disney World description of Tower of Terror reads:

Step uneasily inside the infamous Hollywood Tower Hotel and find a dusty lobby frozen in time. Even the subdued hotel staff seems strangely out of another era.

Suddenly a television set springs to life and Rod Serling welcomes you on a journey into the Twilight Zone. He reveals that on a gloomy Halloween night in 1939, some hotel patrons were riding the elevator when a violent storm struck the building… and they were never seen again. The hotel closed down and has stood empty ever since.

More on Pirates of the Caribbean

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The official Disney World description of Pirates of the Caribbean reads:

Board a weathered barge for a treacherous voyage to the 17th century, when rowdy rogues and ruthless rapscallions ransacked Caribbean seaport towns. Sing along as pirates serenade you with their anthem, “Yo Ho, Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me).”

Sail past haunted Dead Man’s Cove. Navigate cannon fire between a Caribbean fort and a striking 12-gun galleon. Behold boisterous buccaneers drunk on the spoils of plunderin’ as flames engulf a seaside town.

Be sure to keep a spry eye out for Captain Jack Sparrow, from The Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Ye beware, mateys: Dead men tell no tales!

More on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

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The official Disney World description of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train reads:

Deep inside an age-old mountain, clamber into a rustic mine train and make your way up a steep incline.

At the summit, feel the wind across your face as you navigate hairpin turns and head deep into the mine shaft—your creaky cart teetering back and forth. Soon, the dark sparkles with glittering jewels and you encounter the Seven Dwarfs, whistling and singing while they work.

Chug through the cavern and climb skyward. At the peak, glimpse an incredible view of Fantasyland before racing back down to the foot of the mountain.

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