Guests Forced to Evacuate as Disney Experiences Total Blackout

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.

Disneyland Castle

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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:

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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!

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.