Rise of the Resistance Breaks Down AGAIN, Fans Frustrated

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On September 23, 2021, one of Walt Disney World Resort’s most popular rides, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, went through a huge change that was supposed to make it easier for Guests to experience — no more do Disney’s Hollywood Studios visitors have to get in a virtual queue and hope they win the boarding group “lottery”.

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Instead, a traditional standby queue is being used for the Star Wars-themed ride. However, ever since the standby queue debuted last week, it seems that Rise of the Resistance is having even more issues than usual.

It experienced two breakdowns on the first day the standby queue was available, for example, and broke down again yesterday after Guests waited in line for two hours.

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Now, Rise of the Resistance once again experienced unexpected downtime this morning. WDW Stats on Twitter confirmed the closure at 10:53 a.m. EST:

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 40 minutes. 

It is worth noting that the ride reopened after 46 minutes.

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Fans, however, were frustrated by the closure, with some taking to social media to share their thoughts. One Disney World Guest wrote:

I’ve tried to ride 2 rides at Disney world Hollywood Studios and both have experienced technical difficulties, like wtf. Stuck in line at Rise of the Resistance right now.

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It is important to remember that Cast Members at all four Disney World theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — do their best to keep all rides and attractions operational all day, every day. Sometimes, however, unexpected downtime is inevitable due to mechanical problems and general maintenance.

If you are at Disney World, check the My Disney Experience app for the latest wait times and ride closure details.

More on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

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The official description of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance reads:

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!

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