If you’ve ever visited Walt Disney World Resort or any other theme park across the nation, you know that malfunctions and technical errors happen.
With an amass of attractions and constant moving parts, temporary stops and closures are common throughout a normal week. Sometimes, though, Guests encounter unique and rare experiences while riding an attraction when it breaks down.
Twitter account Attractions 360 (@SoCal360) shared a video from an interesting experience this week while riding Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios when the attraction experienced technical difficulties.
Interesting! Currently stuck on Rise of Resistance
Interesting! Currently stuck on Rise of Resistance. pic.twitter.com/X3qs2ezMqb
— Attractions 360° (@SoCal360) December 9, 2021
With sirens blaring, Guests were stuck in the ride and forced to wait as things were restarted and the attraction began to operate normally. In the video, Kylo Ren’s lightsaber can be seen malfunctioning.
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!
The use of a virtual queue is currently paused at Disney World and there is a standby line for Guests who want to experience the attraction. In addition, Guests who purchase Genie+ have the opportunity to book a time to ride. According to Disney, admission into to Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is subject to capacity.
What’s your most memorable experience of a ride malfunction? Let us know in the comments.