On Friday, Disneyland opened the highly anticipated Rise of the Resistance ride in Star Wars: Galaxy Edge, and within minutes the ride had reached capacity. Since the demand was expected visitors were required to use the park’s app to make a reservation.
According to the Orange County Register, thousands of people were starting to queue up in the wee hours of Friday morning, and the group boarding passes for the whole day were given out in about 6 minutes.
One delighted fan, YouTuber Sierra Schultzzie, took to twitter to provide a firsthand account of what went down, tweeting she and a friend “got in line at 4am for #RiseoftheResistance opening day” and that at 6 a.m. Disneyland opened the gates to Main Street.
Got in line at 4 am for #RiseoftheResistance opening day at Disneyland!
It’s 6am and they just opened up main street, the line for Starbucks wraps all the way out the store. We’re vlogging the whole adventure 💕 pic.twitter.com/t1bJLAAOE4
— Sierra Schultzzie (@Schultzzie) January 17, 2020
Another lamented the long wait, saying, “Got up super early, got a middle-ish boarding group (68), and they’re only at 47-50.”
Got up super early, got a middle-ish boarding group (68), and they’re only at 47-50 and not moving much now. This is ridiculous. #RiseOfTheResistance
— smelanie (@felonymelanie_) January 17, 2020
Fans also noted that the Star Wars-themed ride has already broken down a few times today, with one person tweeting, “#RiseOfTheResistance has been down more than open today.”
— 🦅Haskell🦅 (@richlavjr) January 17, 2020
Rise of the Resistance is a trackless dark ride and motion simulator that closely mirrors the most recent Star Wars films. The ride recruits visitors to be a part of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance.
If the Force is telling you to stay away from the new ride until the fervor dies down, these tweets might help you make a decision one way or the other.
— Romeo Garcia (@tekmote) January 17, 2020
— TETRIS (@itstetrisbish) January 17, 2020
30 minute mark of #RiseOfTheResistance breakdown. Hungry. Send rations.
— Mindy Joy Media (low-res) (@FairyTaleMindy) January 17, 2020
— JayJay (@CuteInUrFace) January 17, 2020
I’m still in a daze….wasn’t overhyped for a second…all your favorite characters shine….I laughed, I cried…my jaw hurts from smiling #RiseOfTheResistance
— kris ❤️ (@kylohive) January 17, 2020
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