After much anticipation, the newest addition to Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is finally open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! The e-ticket attraction takes riders on an epic battle against the First Order.
Rise of the Resistance is a multi-platform experience that is unlike anything else at Walt Disney World that combines several different ride systems including a new simulator experience that makes riders feel like they’re falling from the sky and a trackless portion with an onboard droid that reacts to its surroundings.
The story behind the attraction is that riders are joining the resistance for a top-secret mission that is filled with unexpected turns and obstacles. After boarding, the ride begins as guests are taken to a secret spot to meet General Leia Organa. On the way, the transport is captured by a First Order Star Destroyer that has Kylo Ren on board. The rest of the adventure is filled with mayhem in a thrilling ride that blurs the lines of reality and fantasy. Along the way, you will encounter a variety of favorite stars like Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, and BB-8!
Rise of the Resistance is one of the largest rides ever created at Walt Disney World. The massive show building is also home to two full-sized AT-AT Walkers and a Star Destroyer hangar bay filled with a TIE fighter, a fleet of Stormtroopers, and other surprises.
There’s no waiting in line at this attraction, but you can join the virtual queue as soon as you enter the park. Using your My Disney Experience app, open the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge section and look for “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance – Acess by Boarding Group”. When you’ve located it, click “Find Out More”. If there are boarding groups available, you can select “Join a Boarding Group” and it will alert you when your ride time has arrived. Just make sure your push notifications are turned on so you don’t miss your alerts!