Inside ‘Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance’ at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Today marks the official dedication ceremony for the newest attraction at Walt Disney World- Star Wars Rise of the Resistance located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Our MickeyBlogger will be on the scene all day bringing you the latest news and updates! In the meantime, here are some details of the entire ride from start to finish!
This can be found near shortly past the entrance to the land closest to Grand Avenue. It is labeled as number 29 on the Hollywood Studios map.
The queue takes guests through the forested area of Black Spire Outpost on Batuu. Cliffs and the remains of ancient civilization surround them as they weave through stone walls, pillars, and tight corridors. Eventually, guests head into the Resistance base, which is filled with sounds of military communication. Nearing the first of multiple ride systems, they encounter Rey and droid BB-8. They share their plan to reunite with General Leia Organa at an off-planet location that must be kept a secret from the First Order.
Guests then board an “Intersystem Transportation Ship (I-TS),” which is captured while traveling through space by a First Order Star Destroyer. First Order members take them off the ship and into a massive hangar bay filled with stormtroopers, a docked TIE fighter, and a view into space.
Thankfully, the Resistance comes to the aid of guests, helping them board an eight-passenger ride vehicle piloted by droids. They go on a journey to escape the Star Destroyer, facing Kylo Ren, AT-AT walkers, turbolaser cannons, and blaster bolts along the way.
Walt Disney World says that the actors from the most recent Star Wars film trilogy reprise their roles for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. For instance, Daisy Redley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isacc (Poe Dameron), and Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux) can be heard throughout the ride and often seen as an animatronic or holo-transmission. Walt Disney Imagineering actually worked with Lucasfilm in writing the attraction script to ensure that it was properly integrated into the broader Star Wars galaxy.
According to Walt Disney World, the new attraction is the “most ambitious, immersive, advanced, action-packed attraction we’ve ever created.”
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is one of Disney’s longest attractions, the theme park company confirmed. The ride feels massive and features two full-size AT-AT walkers, a Star Destroyer hangar bay, a TIE fighter, and a garrison of Stormtroopers. Disney A-1000 Audio-Animatronics figures are also used, which look and move realistically. Special effects add even more excitement, as slashing lightsabers, whizzing blaster bolts, exploding walls, and starfields surround you.
“We threw out the rulebook when designing this attraction to deliver experiential storytelling on a massive, cinematic scale,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products. “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance sets a new standard for what a theme park experience can be.”
The ride is the newest addition to ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ and is described by the park as a “harrowing adventure” that will “blur the lines between fantasy and reality.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will open to the public on December 5.
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