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"

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.

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Article Posted: Aug 11, 2020 / 2:36pm ET
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DCBaker9 hours ago

159 is the last group of the night, called around 6:30pm (17 groups more than yesterday).

DCBaker15 hours ago

1pm slots filled in roughly ~10 seconds - current groups called up to 76 (3 groups more than yesterday).

DCBaker19 hours ago

Groups began being called around 8:50am (1-13). Groups started calling about ~10 minutes later than yesterday.

DCBaker21 hours ago

7am slots filled in ~9 seconds.

Crunchie91 day ago

leeeeygooooooooo

DCBaker1 day ago

142 is the last group of the night, called around 6:50pm (72 groups more than yesterday).

DCBaker1 day ago

1pm slots filled in roughly ~10 seconds - current groups called up to 73 (28 groups more than yesterday).

DCBaker1 day ago

Groups began being called at 8:40am (1-13). Groups started calling at the same time yesterday.

DCBaker1 day ago

7am slots filled in ~9 seconds.

NelleBelle2 days ago

Terrible!!

gerarar2 days ago

Yikes..., today was an atrocious day for operations. A breakdown of the breakdowns today (ha, puns!): 9:37am - 10:14 am (37 mins) 11:44am - 1:59pm (2 hrs 15 mins) 2:38pm - 2:56pm (18 mins) 4:00pm - 5:18pm (1 hr 18 mins) It seems like they called it a day at the last breakdown at 5:30pm and didn't try to reopen the ride. One of the worse days (if not the worst) of reliability since ROTR's birthday on Dec. 4th...

Nubs702 days ago

Thanks

DCBaker2 days ago

70 is the last group of the night, called around 5:30pm (88 groups less than yesterday).

disneygeek902 days ago

Yes, and I recommend starting at the "My Queues" screen.