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What is going on at Hollywood Studios Galaxy’s Edge today?

What is going on at Hollywood Studios Galaxy’s Edge today?

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Guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios are a bit frustrated by the current status of Galaxy’s Edge today.

Ride Closures

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You have the best touring plans in place, and you are at the park for a rope drop only to discover that your top attractions are closed. Disney World rides close all the time. Severe weather, mechanical or technical malfunctions, and Guests doing the wrong thing can all shut an attraction down. 

Oftentimes, the ride reopens when the weather passes or the issue gets fixed. However, sometimes it can also lead to a multi-day closure. Ride closures not only affect that attraction but create a ripple effect as well. Higher wait times can be seen at other park attractions as guests scramble to revamp their touring plans.

While the majority of operations run smoothly at Disney parks, there are times when things don’t always go as planned. Evacuations, malfunctions, and more can really impact the day-to-day running of the parks.

Galaxy’s Edge

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Today guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios are a bit frustrated. Without a doubt, one of the most popular sections of this park is Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. At park opening, guests make the mad dash toward this land hoping to be first in line for Rise of the Resistance.

Today Disney Resort guests were able to enjoy Rise of the Resistance for Early Park Entry at 8:00 am. After 30 minutes of operation, Rise of the Resistance closed. This affects both guests hoping to join the line and those guests who purchased the Individual Lightning Lane for this attraction.

Also in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run is experiencing sporadic downtime. The attraction continues to open and close to the great frustration of guests.

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Due to the limited number of attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the temporary closure of these headliner attractions increases wait times for the other attractions.

Both Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run are temporarily unavailable.

We are hopeful that both Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon:Smuggler’s Run may reopen fully for guests today.

What do you think of this rough start for Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Are you visiting today? Have you experienced a similar situation on past Disney trips? Share your thoughts with us below.

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Wednesday 11th of January 2023

Again Disney closes rides without an explanation, without tentative time of reopening and without mentioning any compensation for the inconvenience. These new little tokens of pleasing guests (free parking at resorts & some priviledges for AP holders) is supposed to make our vacation better? WRONG! They do nothing for our enjoyment at the parks. When is Disney Corp going to make some serious changes at the parks to make a true Disney vacation again for ALL the guests.

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