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UPDATE: Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run is back up and running again as of 4 PM EST 8/25/21.
Sometimes things don’t go according to plan in Disney World.
As Disney World continues to open up and increase capacity, the wait times have gotten longer and longer. Higher capacity and no FastPasses means that there’s a ton of people going for those standby lines.
However, there’s an alternative for some attractions — going on a ride as a single rider! But it begs the question: is the single rider line really worth it?
Since Disney World reopened last summer, pre-shows were removed from rides as a safety precaution.
Since the reopening, many pre-shows have been unavailable. But as restrictions have been changing around Disney, we’ve started to see the return of some pre-shows! Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster featuring Aerosmith had the band back in the recording studio, Haunted Mansion’s room is stretching again, and Dinosaur saw the return of Dr. Seeker. And now, we found another awesome pre-show reopen in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and so is a missing animatronic!
From our first drop on Tower of Terror to a life-sized Carnosaurus trying to eat us on Dinosaur, Disney has found more ways to freak us out than we would’ve originally expected.
For parents with younger children, traumatizing little ones through the power of Disney magic during a family vacation might not be part of the game plan. They may try to avoid scary-ish rides altogether, sticking with tamer rides that provide “a world of laughter” or “happy little thoughts.” But however hard you might try to protect your child from the darker side of Disney, there are some ride scares you might not be able to avoid — and some you may not have expected to scare younger ones, at all.
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’re still a few days away from May the 4th… but some of the specialty treats for what’s known as Star Wars Day (like the Grogu Mousse, for instance) have already made their way to Disney World from a galaxy far, far away!
Among them is the Millennium Falcon Pop at The Ganachery in Disney Springs. This returning treat is a chocolate tribute to the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, and it’s available from now though… well, May the 4th, of course! So, “Punch it, Chewie!” Because we’re diggin’ in! [Read more…]
Star Wars is everywhere these days at Disney World, particularly at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where fans of the film franchise flock EVERY DAY to visit the ultimate Star Wars fan dream that is Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Where else can Star Wars fans go to step onto another planet, pilot the Millennium Falcon, face the Resistance, and nom on some alien food and drinks? So maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise when we see vehicles in the Hollywood Studios parking lot that SCREAM they’re driven by Star Wars fans. But we think we saw the MOST EPIC Star Wars truck today!
We’ve been having a blast playing Disney-themed brackets over the past year, but we’ve got an EXTRA special one going on right now.
What makes it so special? You made this Disney smackdown! It’s the DFB Best Spot in Disney World Bracket and it’s built from submissions from YOU. That’s right, every item on this bracket is a spot that means a LOT to one of our readers, and we’re so excited to find out which one is the best of the best (even if they’re all AMAZING!).