When it comes the use of cell phone while riding one of Disney’s attractions, the rules are pretty straightforward. Everyone knows it’s bad etiquette to use social media, play a game on an app, take photos, or answer calls while experiencing a Disney attraction as it can be distracting to other Guests.
However, this may be one of the only times the use of a cell phone isn’t just appropriate, but encouraged while riding a Disney ride.
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Disneyland Resort is a vast operation, taking up about 500 acres and goodness knows how much energy. When it comes to an enterprise this extensive, it’s impossible to run smoothly 100% of the time.
Bugs are bound to happen, resulting in anything from a specific special effect not working to a total ride closure. However, in this case, it resulted in a complete power outage on one of Disneyland Park’s most impressive attractions, Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run.
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In this video, we can see that the attraction is completely dark, forcing many Guests to use their cell phone flashlights in order to safely evacuate the ride:
— No Context Theme Parks (@OOCParks) April 29, 2023
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The video has been posted by an account named “No Context Theme Parks,” so we, unfortunately, have very little to go off of other than Disneyland experiencing a power outage of sorts.
Whether this power outage affected the entirety of Disneyland Park or was contained in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, we can’t tell from the video alone.
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As it turns out, even the Happiest Place on Earth runs into roadblocks from time to time!