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Guests Complain As ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ Ride Languishes in Disrepair

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is a popular Hollywood Studios area with more than one appealing attraction — but not everybody thinks that it will remain popular these days, because the ride is apparently in some visible distress!

In a conversation on the website called Reddit,  Walt Disney World Resort fans began discussing (once again) the many ways that Disney has been disappointing them lately.

Some fans have taken issue with Disney’s rising prices; others have found certain experiences, such as meals at this exclusive restaurant, to be lacking. And many Disney fans have specifically pointed out the “ridiculous” amount of ride breakdowns that have been plaguing the Disney Parks as the Walt Disney Company deals with what is reportedly a dramatically-understaffed maintenance department.

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The Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Docking Bay Concept Art. Credit: Disney/Lucasfilm

Apparently, the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge area in Hollywood Studios within Walt Disney World Resort is the next part of the Disney World landscape that is showing the effects of poor maintenance.

The Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge area might have big draws like Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, but Guests have not failed to notice the difference in the area and the attractions’ quality as of late.

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RISE OF THE RESISTANCE — Disney guests will traverse the corridors of a Star Destroyer and join an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance – including a face-off with Kylo Ren – when Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens Dec. 5, 2019 at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Jan. 17, 2020 at Disneyland Resort in California. At 14 acres each, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios is Disney’s largest single-themed land expansion ever. (Joshua Sudock/Disney Parks)

There have been many ride breakdowns and evacuations for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance in particular lately, and as one Reddit user put it, “they really need to stop cheaping out on repairs.” The version of the ride these days is apparently “so underwhelming” and far less “immersive” in many Disney World Guests’ opinions.

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Credit: Disney Fanatic

When was the last time that you tried any Star Wars rides at Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort? Did you notice that the roller coasters and rides seemed lackluster these days — or have you noticed signs of disrepair on other Disney attractions, such as the soon-to-be-gone-forever Magic Kingdom ride called Splash Mountain?

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!