Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance | Disney World

Last Updated on: March 26th, 2024

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (Disney World)

Rise of the Resistance is an extraordinary and highly acclaimed attraction located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World Resort, Florida. It is part of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, an immersive and expansive land that brings the beloved Star Wars universe to life.

The attraction offers a groundbreaking and multi-dimensional experience that blurs the lines between storytelling and reality. Rise of the Resistance puts guests right in the middle of an epic battle between the Resistance and the First Order, allowing them to become active participants in the Star Wars saga.

The adventure begins as guests join the Resistance and receive a mission to rendezvous with General Leia Organa. They board a transport ship, but things take an unexpected turn when they are captured by the First Order and brought aboard a Star Destroyer. The awe-inspiring and jaw-dropping moment occurs when the doors open, revealing the massive hangar bay of the First Order Star Destroyer with life-size AT-AT walkers and stormtroopers.

From that point on, guests embark on a thrilling escape mission, dodging blaster fire, and facing Kylo Ren in a lightsaber duel. The attraction seamlessly integrates multiple ride systems, 3D screens, practical effects, and animatronics to create an immersive and immersive experience unlike any other.

One of the most impressive aspects of Rise of the Resistance is its ability to seamlessly blend storytelling and technology, allowing guests to feel like they are part of the Star Wars universe. The attraction received widespread acclaim for its innovative design, attention to detail, and heart-pounding action.

Fun Facts

  • The attraction is one of the most complex that Disney has ever built, featuring a combination of trackless ride vehicles, walk-through elements, and a motion-simulator experience.
  • “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance” is located in the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge area of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which opened on December 5, 2019.
  • The ride includes a full-scale replica of a Star Destroyer hangar bay, complete with a fleet of 50 stormtroopers, to create an immersive experience.
  • It features one of the tallest drops in a Disney attraction, simulating an escape pod launch.
  • The attraction uses a virtual queue system, a first of its kind for Disney, where guests join a boarding group through the Disney World app instead of standing in a traditional line.

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