Two of Disney World’s Most Popular Rides Didn’t Open This Morning

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When Walt Disney World Resort’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park opened at 9 a.m. EST today, it was without two of Disney World’s most popular rides, the Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

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WDW Stats on Twitter confirmed both temporary closures.

At 9 a.m. on the dot, the account Tweeted:

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 61 minutes.

At the time of publication, the Galaxy’s Edge ride has not yet reopened to Guests.

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Also at 9 a.m., Slinky Dog Dash was reported to be down:

Slinky Dog Dash has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 52 minutes.

The Toy Story Land ride has since reopened to Guests.

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It is important to remember that Walt Disney World Resort Cast Members do everything in their power to keep rides and attractions at all four Disney World theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom — operational all day, every day.

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However, unexpected downtime does sometimes occur due to mechanical problems and general maintenance. If you are at Disney World today — and if you have an early Rise of the Resistance boarding group that could be impacted by the ongoing closure — check the My Disney Experience app for the latest ride closure updates and wait times.

More on Slinky Dog Dash

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Disney’s official description of Slinky Dog Dash reads:

Andy’s assembled his Mega Coaster Play Kit—and Slinky Dog is taking you on a wild ride. Slinky Dog’s springy coils stretch to the limit as you bend around curves, zoom up hills and drop back down.

A spring is a marvelous thing—and this attraction is wonderful fun for the entire family!

More on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

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Disney’s official description of 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!

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