Disney Makes Plans For ‘Star Wars’: Rise of the Resistance Construction

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In July, The Walt Disney Company filed a permit for work on the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park.

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The famous attraction is considered one of the most incredible feats of theme park engineering in history and was the first Disney Parks ride to employ a virtual queue system. Now, an increasing number of rides — like WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure at Disneyland Resort’s Disney California Adventure Park and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at Walt Disney World Resort’s EPCOT Park — are using the boarding group process.

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In spite of its trendsetting ways, Rise of the Resistance tends to experience more than its fair share of breakdowns, which can be frustrating for fans. Many Disney World fans hoped that the July construction permit would fix some of these issues once and for all.

Now, Disney has filed another permit for work to be done on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

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The permit is vague, stating it is to “Provide labor, materials and/or electrical” for construction”, which could mean anything from a minor mechanical repair to a major refurbishment.

It is important to note that Disney has not announced any upcoming closures for the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge ride, so this permit is unlikely to be for an extensive project — it could, however, perhaps result in the repair of the now-infamous non-firing canons…

More on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

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The 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!

What do you hope is being fixed on this Galaxy’s Edge attraction?

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