Sometimes, things don’t go as planned on Disney World rides.
Whether that’s an unexpected closure, a malfunctioning animatronic, or an evacuation, there’s bound to be a hiccup every now and then! And today, we noticed something was a little off on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.
We were makin’ our way through the Smugglers Run queue when we entered the pre-show room. But while Hondo’s voice was prepping us for our mission, something was missing — him!
The space where the Hondo animatronic usually is had been covered up with a tarp.
For context, here’s what it normally looks like!
Hondo’s face flashed across the screens instead to give us our pep talk, but mid-way through, they cut back to to their traditional blue screens.
Meanwhile, over at Rise of the Resistance, the Lieutenant Bek animatronic was missing from the end of the ride!
You’ll pass by an empty escape pod instead.
We’ve seen this happen before on rides such as Flight of Passage in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. We’re guessin’ Hondo and Lieutenant Bek are undergoing routine maintenance to make sure they’re in tip-top shape — they should be back up and running in no time. The rest of our rides went smoothly! Just don’t be surprised if they’re missing when you stop by.
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