Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance remains closed today possibly due to lightning strike last night

Aug 11, 2020 in "Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance"

Posted: Tuesday August 11, 2020 2:36pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

UPDATED 3:45pm

Guests with boarding groups have just been notified that the attraction will not be operating today.

Original Article:

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is facing extended downtime today with no boarding groups admitted into the attraction as of 2:45pm.

Like on any typical day, the 10am boarding group allocation was snapped up with seconds, and those who secured early groups were given an expected 30 minute estimated return time. No groups were subsequently called, and the 2pm virtual queue allocation was also filled in around 10 seconds.

ABC News has a video of a severe lightning strike hitting one of the spires within Galaxy's Edge during a severe thunderstorm last night. On all of its structures, Disney employs extremely comprehensive lightning mitigation systems, which would have certainly been called upon during this direct hit.

It isn't clear yet if the ride sustained any damage as a result, although the fact that Disney has continued to allocate boarding groups would suggest that it isn't anything major or expected to cause a sustained closure.

Discuss on the Forums

MisterPenguin11 hours ago

disneygeek9012 hours ago

Entered queue at 7, 40 mins to the first preshow. About an hour for the full ride. Loved it tonight but let’s see what happens with more crowds + LL. For now, take that @KevinPage ! 😜

Darstarr13 hours ago

I was thinking that very same thing.

wdwmagic13 hours ago

DCBaker14 hours ago

disneygeek9014 hours ago

At the park and ride is down. Some things never change! 😁

CaptainAmerica15 hours ago

Do we know if they're using the RFID cards (at this ride or anything else right now)?

disneygeek9015 hours ago

75 now. But this is also a "slow" period.

doctornick15 hours ago

I was actually wondering if they would argue that the posted wait time is until you get onto the ride vehicle (i.e. not counting the pre shows including the shuttle).

CaptainAmerica15 hours ago

Posted wait is now one hour. Ain't nobody gonna pay to skip that.

disneygeek9016 hours ago

"Temporarily Closed."

CaptainAmerica16 hours ago

So few people are going to pay a la carte that I don't think it'll change very much. I'm predicting that Genie+ itself will be a huge success and that the Individual Attraction Selections will be a giant flop.

CaptainAmerica16 hours ago


wdwmagic16 hours ago

My expectation is between $15 and $24