- Jan 12, 2008
Clearly the reservation system worked at Disney for that opening but this was also just one ride not an entire landWait...But didn't Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run open without any issues?
Looks like Disney handled their opening for a new land much better than Universal did for a new ride. Yes, I know the real test is June 24th for Disneyland and who knows what it will be like Opening Day at WDW. However, waiting 10+ hours and not having the opportunity to ride would seem like a much bigger PR nightmare.
Also, the old ride was torn down and new one out up in less than 2 year - or what Disney calls "the timeline for a parking garage if we push it" - so not surprised there are a few hiccups
Also illustrates a reason why perhaps Disney didn't push to get Rise of the Resistance open on day one if there were some technical challenges - be even worse if there were the reservation windows and then the main ride (or at least co-main) isn't working .... Rather have not everything - but what is open be in top shape and working nearly flawlessly than those potential issues