Guests Miss Out on Iconic Section of Rise of the Resistance Due to B-Mode

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Ever since Rise of the Resistance opened at Walt Disney World, Star Wars fans have been flocking to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for their chance to join the Resistance and take on the First Order. Throughout the experience, Guests will spot characters from the franchise including Rey, BB-8, and Kylo Ren.

During one section of the ride, Guests witness an explosion near Kylo Ren; however, one Disney World Guest noticed on their recent ride, they did not see this happen.

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The Guest took to Reddit to ask if anyone else had experienced something similar, writing:

It skipped the part where there’s some sort of explosion behind kylo ren. Are there two different scenarios to go through on the ride and we just didn’t get that one or did something just break and they had us skip it? I just thought it was weird and I wasn’t really sure why it happened

As another fan pointed out, this happens when riders enter the B-mode version of Rise of the Resistance. What this means is that there could be times where the Kylo Ren animatronic is not working properly, or other elements of the ride are malfunctioning, and so riders, instead, see Kylo Ren in a ship on a screen.

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By having a B-mode version, it allows Disney to continue operating the ride instead of shutting it down for one animatronic malfunction. Disney has something similar for Animal Kingdom’s Na’vi River Journey. If the iconic Big Toe animatronic at Na’vi River Journey is not working properly, Disney will remove the animatronic and instead Guests will see her on a screen.

As we just mentioned, by having a B-mode, it allows Disney to continue operating the ride without shutting it down.

More on 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!

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Have you experienced the B-mode of Rise of the Resistance? Let us know in the comments below.

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