Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Suffers Downtimes, Low Boarding Group Progress at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance has been plagued by downtimes and broken effects since opening. One of the issues with operating the most advanced ride on the planet is that it is very complex. With hundreds of individual effects all lining up to meld seamlessly in one ride experience, it is easy to spot the seams when one or two effects go down. This leads to downtimes while the effect is brought back online rather than admitting guests through a poor experience, which also happens sometimes. And topping off the already difficult system, Florida’s weather hasn’t been kind to the ride. Lightning recently struck the show building, leading to downtimes across two days as the electrical system was repaired.
But it seems that the garden-variety technical issues continued today, as multiple downtimes led to slow calling of Boarding Groups. When we checked in on “Rise” today at 12:18 PM, Boarding Groups 10 – 13 were being called. At 1:15 PM, it had just reopened from its third downtime of the day and was calling Boarding Groups 14 – 15. As of 3:15 PM, the ride was calling Boarding Groups 23 – 27. And as of press time at around 4:50 PM, the attraction is only up to Boarding Group 36.
No official word on any of the issues being insurmountable or whether there is a plan in place to fix things once-and-for-all with a refurbishment. But after months of closure and ample time to tinker without guests, one may assume that a permanent solution is not readily available.
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