Disney Park Opens ‘In Meltdown’, Several Major Attractions Closed

Walt Disney World is the most magical place on Earth, but that doesn’t mean things don’t go wrong. Attractions that operate thousands of times a day break down and wait times get long in the Florida heat.

That’s what happened this morning for guests of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, who roped into the Disney Park to find two of the park’s top attractions were out of order. This resulted in triple-digit wait times for the park‘s other popular rides.

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This morning Twitter user @Robbybottoms shared his experience when he walked into the park to find Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Twilight Zone Tower of Terror were both down. He was looking forward to parking at 2 p.m. when the park reservation system allowed it. He wrote:

Hollywood Studios is in crisis… Rise of the Resistance is down and Tower of Terror was 101 when the park opened. It’s hard to find a backup queue that isn’t three digits. It’s time to park and get out of here. Until then, Baseline Taphouse to the rescue!

It seems this guest has always enjoyed his morning at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but it’s led some Disney fans to long for more rides at the park.

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Twitter user @GregWiggleton wrote:

He especially needs non-star rides. Something that won’t make someone go to Disney World, but certainly if they’re already there, they might roll. Aka, no Rise or Slinky or Tower of Terror. It’s so bad, especially HS.

Related: Fans Say Disney’s ‘Half-Day’ Park Needs More Rides, Are They Right?

User @ScottSmithy agreed, wondering why some Disney fans would object to adding attractions to Walt Disney World. He wrote:

But the thing is, why argue? Even if you think wdw doesn’t need more rides (it does), why would you object to adding more things to do?

According to the Walt Disney World mobile app, Twilight ZoneTower of Terror and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance runs from 1 p.m. EST. Tower of Terror has a 110 minute wait, while Rise of the Resistance is 95 minutes.

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Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
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Rise of the Resistance was the second addition to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It opened in December 2019, months after Batuu opened to the public earlier that year. From Disney:

An attraction on an impressive scale, the most impressive

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is a massive attraction with multiple ride systems unlike anything you’ve ever seen 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 the Black Spire outpost, the Resistance is gathering recruits for a secret mission.

As the First Order desperately seeks to extinguish the spark of the Resistance, the mission is doomed to unexpected twists. When your transport is captured by a massive First Order Star Destroyer filled with legions of stormtroopers – and even Kylo Ren! – you will need all the help you can get. Luckily, a secret team of Resistance fighters, including Rey and BB-8, are ready to give you a chance to escape…and a chance for the Resistance to rise.

Get ready for a thrilling and one-of-a-kind adventure!

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Do you wish Disney’s Hollywood Studios had more rides? Let us know in the comments.

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