‘Star Wars’: Rise of the Resistance Faced Unexpected Downtime

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Stormtroopers in Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

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If there is one ride Guests get more excited about than any other at Walt Disney World Resort, it’s Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. The incredible attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land immerses riders in the world of the Resistance between Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017) and Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019).

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Unfortunately, Rise of the Resistance tends to experience its fair share of temporary interruptions. At the time of this article’s publication, the ride was unavailable to Guests, as confirmed by WDW Stats on Twitter:

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 24 minutes.

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WDW Stats confirmed that the ride did reopen to Guests following its temporary closure.

Although Disney World Cast Members do everything they can to keep all rides and attractions operational throughout the day, every day, unexpected closures do sometimes occur. These can be related to mechanical issues or general maintenance.

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If you are at Walt Disney World Resort today, continue checking the My Disney Experience app for the latest ride wait times and temporary closures.

If you are at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and managed to snag a boarding group in the Rise of the Resistance virtual queue today, your MDE app should update your expected wait time now that the attraction has reopened.

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Disney World officially describes Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance as:

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.

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