The Disneyland Resort officially opens today and when you go on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance ride, you'll notice a little change. Per state guidelines, Disneyland will follow COVID restrictions and that will impact the runtime for the ride. The full ride is about 18 minutes long, which is three minutes over California's suggested time limit for indoor rides, meaning Disney will likely alter portions to comply. According to the L.A. Times, the hybrid walkthrough-ride's major plot points along the journey like when Kylo Ren pursues guests will remain intact, but "dwelling points," such as portions where riders physically walk through the ride, will be tightened like lingering around the stormtroopers in the hangar bay.
California guidelines currently state that all indoor rides "must be limited to no more than 15 minutes," and suggests that single-rider queue lines be eliminated or reduced. Queueing is also recommended to be outdoors, with indoor portions following six-feet social distancing measures. In order to reduce crowding, Disneyland has expanded its virtual queuing system for certain rides, which allows visitors to join the queue through the Disneyland app twice in one day.
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