Star Wars Rise of the Resistance is Off to a Rocky Start at Disney’s Hollywood Studios


Today is the day! Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and promptly broke down and required a guest evacuation.


Of course those who got evacuated will be allowed to come back and ride, provided it stays running.


Blog Mickey posted a video of the evacuation. I’m surprised they let him. (Blog Mickey is also @bioreconstruct who I keep saying to give a follow too)

Now I do believe it is currently back up after about an hour. But we had been hearing from people that the ride was going to be prone to breakdowns and was doing so just days before opening. To be fair, this type of ride is very complicated with a lot of unknowns as it was “groundbreaking.” I would be more surprised if it didn’t break down. For the initial runs of this I do expect it to have issues. So keep that in mind moving forward. Hopefully it won’t break down too much.  (Here’s where I get told I’m a “hater” because we’ve tried to be honest about it.)

It was so packed today that they initiated the virtual queuing system for guests to ride and that filled up and was cut off early. The problem is not everyone would have known what that was. As of last night they hadn’t specified IF they were going to do the virtual queuing.

I am sorry to anyone who wanted to ride today and was there, but didn’t know about the virtual queuing. I especially feel bad for those who came from far away. If you can’t be there make sure you check out the ride through POVs we posted HERE.

What do you think? Comment and let us know.

Source: WDWNT, Blog Mickey

Kambrea Pratt
Disney has been a big part of my life for years--from family trips to WDW to growing up on Disney classics, TV, and movies. Prior to Pirates and Princesses I successfully ran social media and websites since 2010. I've also been a public speaker and presenter since 2007. I'm the co-host for the YouTube channel Clownfish TV as well as the podcast/ Youtube Pirates and Princesses (PNP) channel. Former contributor, online personality and acting social media manager at The Kingdom Insider (which we built from the ground up and ran from 1997-2019 --Thom didn't quit FYI) Pirates and Princesses was started by my husband and I several years ago. We loved Disney and wanted to honestly cover all aspects from pop-culture to the parks from a consumer focused stance. Living OUR happily ever after getting to do what we love with our two kids! Creating fun content and building new things. Certified art teacher, and mom. Opinions are all mine.

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