Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge opened to rave reviews by avid fans, the immersion, the merchandise, the experiences, but there was one thing missing that everyone was upset about. Rise of the Resistance, billed by Disney as the most advance, state of the art attraction they have ever imagined, it got delayed due to unforeseen technical difficulties.
This attraction is a huge trackless dark ride with screen and audio animatronic technology featuring several Star Wars characters including life size AT-ATs. As a trackless ride it doesn’t have a physical track that we see on the ground so you do not know exactly where the ride vehicle is going. The ride vehicle is guided by a droid unit on the front through a First Order battle. You will encounter Rey, Poe and Kylo Ren inside this attraction. The height requirement is 40″.
Now we have great news, it’s been announced that Rise of the Resistance is opening at Walt Disney World on Dec 5th to coincide with Walt Disney’s birthday and Disneyland Resort on January 17th 2020.
Even though Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge has been received with open arms by fans of the franchise it has yet to entice the huge crowds Disney was prepared for. A virtual queue system was set up and only used on the morning of day one, without being needed since. The land has seen a steady stream of visitors but not the mass of humanity that most people were expecting. With the opening of Rise of the Resistance we might now see a big wave of new visitors who might have been waiting for the entire Batuu to be complete.