Disney’s Insane New Star Wars Rise of the Resistance Ride

The latest Sar Wars attraction Rise of the Resistance is now open at Walt Disney World Florida. We’ve already experienced it and can safely say the Force is strong with this one. This highly-anticipated experience is located within Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the 14-acre Star Wars section of Disney World and opens at Disneyland Resort in California early next year. 

Intersystem Transport Ship in Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance brings fans into the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance, including a face-off with Kylo Ren. The journey takes guests aboard a full-size transport shuttle and then into a nearby Star Destroyer and does a fantastic job blurring the lines between fantasy and reality. Rise of the Resistance blends notions of ‘show’ and “ride” to create a seamless, authentic experience on a cinematic scale.

Poe Dameron's X-Wing Starfighter in Star Wars: Rise of the Resis

Guests find themselves in the Resistance’s forested encampment. From there, a pathway leads deeper into the forest toward towering cliffs and the crumbling remains of an ancient civilization. Guests weave through low stone walls, pillars and tight corridors as they progress farther into the base and look to escape the First Oder.

Stormtroopers in Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Later, a starship trying to make the jump to lightspeed is caught in the tractor beam of a Star Destroyer and pulled into a massive hangar bay filled with 50 menacing stormtroopers and a docked TIE fighter. At various points, guests dodge blaster bolts and AT-AT walkers, scurry past massive turbo laser cannons, and stumble into the Star Destroyer’s bridge. Throughout the journey, Kylo Ren hunts guests to pry from their minds the location of General Organa’s secret base. 

Lieutenant Bek in Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Actors from the current Star Wars film trilogy reprise their roles for new scenes and dialogue, including Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac. Many of the scenes were filmed at the same time as The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker.

Escape Pod in Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

“Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is the most ambitious, immersive, advanced, action-packed attraction we’ve ever created, said Bob Chapek, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

Escape Pod in Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

“We threw out the rulebook when designing this attraction to deliver experiential storytelling on a massive, cinematic scale.”

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is open now at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida and January 17, 2020, at Disneyland Park in California.

Ships in Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Rise of the Resistance joins a ‘galaxy’s worth’ of attractions like the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, a droid building workshop, lightsabre crafting class, authentic cantinas and more complemented by an original score by John Williams.

Man of Many experienced Walt Disney World’s Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance as a guest of Disney.