Star Wars fanatics young and old will be blown away by Disney’s latest adventure, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Guests are recruited by the Resistance and transported to a different planet by boarding a space ship, only to be captured by the First Order and Supreme Leader Kylo Ren – and that’s just the premise of the queue. The attraction blends the wait-line and ride together for an immersive experience, a seamless mesh of a galaxy far, far away and cinematic wonder brought to life.
It’s Disney’s most ambitious and technologically advanced project yet, using cutting-edge technology to power immersive storytelling. Four different ride systems serve the narrative, integrated with updated lifelike animatronics, graphics, and crystal clear, high-resolution screens. It also boasts a HUGE-scale hangar bay and other set pieces, like 50 menacing stormtroopers and turbolaser cannons. The actual ride is trackless, allowing for smooth sailing across the galaxy.
The entire attraction exudes authentic Star Wars. Actors from the latest film trilogy reprise their roles for new scenes and dialogue, including Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), and Oscar Issac (Poe Dameron). The attraction’s script and storyline were developed by the joint efforts of Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Imagineering to ensure its place within the Star Wars franchise. Resistance radio chatter and other fine details pepper the wait queue, several space crafts from the films are brought to life, and Disney cast members adopt the personalities of Resistance and First Order troops to further deepen the immersive experience.
If you’re an annual passholder or Florida resident, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is an attraction you have to experience. Not only do you feel like you’re on the set of the films, you actually feel transported to an entirely different planet. Even grueling wait-times are worth it since they’re included as part of the Star Wars story. Disney does what it does best and brings the magic of Star Wars to life.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is now open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.