We are only TWO DAYS away from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge officially opening in Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
While Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will not be opening with the rest of the land, we have some exciting new details to share with you!
As previously announced, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will open in Disney World on December 5th of this year, and in Disneyland on January 17th, 2020. We’ve given you some details about the beginning of the immersive new attraction, but now we’ve got a look at how the epic adventure will conclude.
During the second part of the attraction, guests will disembark from the ride vehicles and will be led by none other than Poe Dameron. Guests will walk into the transport ship to leave Batuu. The ship is blue and gray inside with blue lighting. Eventually, the ship will be captured and pulled aboard the Star Destroyer. Guests will walk out of the ship into a large room, which is filled with rows and rows of mannequin Stormtroopers and a few human First Order guards (while ominous music plays in the background).
Later on, guests will board the trip transport vehicle, which is part of a trackless ride system. These will have two rows of stadium-style seating. Droids who are in charge of navigating keep taking wrong turns, and eventually guests will go into the ride drip system to escape the Star Destroyer.
Throughout most of the ride, the vehicles are operated by r5 droids, but when guests need to get on the escape pod, the trackless ride vehicle will actually pull into the escape pod. This escape pod will have a massive screen and will provide a motion-based experience similar to Star Tours.
The most EPIC part of this ride will certainly be its dramatic ending. The whole thing is positioned on a jettison which will take guests on one Tower of Terror-like drop. There will only be one drop, so if you’re a bit freaked out by that, it’ll be over quickly! Besides, when you successfully complete your adventure, you’ll be celebrated through Batuu as a hero!
All these details make us even more excited for Rise of the Resistance to open! Stay tuned to Disney Food Blog for even more details on this upcoming attraction.
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