As the Most Magical Celebration on Earth wraps up, many fans are realizing that some Walt Disney World attractions are over 5o years old, while others are less than five years old. That makes for a diverse range of rides!
Attractions such as the Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, Peter Pan’s Flight, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad never get old. Not only do Guests adore these classic rides, but they run incredibly smoothly for attractions that are decades old. This is due to the constant maintenance and refurbishment scheduled for these attractions.
However, could it also have to do with how sturdy these attractions were when they were built? It must be said that some of Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort’s newest attractions are already facing as many technical difficulties as the oldest rides.
Examples include Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway and Star Wars Rise of the Resistance.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is easily one of the most impressive, immersive, and popular areas in Walt Disney World. The area’s main attraction, Star Wars Rise of the Resistance, has a consistently long line due to its popularity. Everyone visiting Hollywood Studios has this ride on their ‘must-see’ ‘list.
However, it seems that this attraction is already on the fritz.’ The attraction has been on and off all day at the time of this article’s publication alone, not to mention it was down earlier this week.
It’s not uncommon for an attraction such as the Haunted Mansion or Big Thunder Mountain Railroad to constantly face technical difficulties, close, and quickly reopen. That said, an attraction as new as Star Wars Rise of the Resistance shouldn’t be in such poor shape already. Unfortunately, this is one of the cons of creating an attraction as large, intricate, and complex as this one.
Sometimes, the newest technology isn’t always as reliable as we think. Although modern Walt Disney Imagineering has created some amazingly immersive attractions, it can’t be denied that they are already facing debilitating technical difficulties, which doesn’t bode well for the lifespan of these rides.
Will attractions such as Star Wars Rise of the Resistance last as long as classic attractions? Only time will tell…