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Rise of the Resistance opening date announced at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

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Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance‘s opening date has been announced. The attraction at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open on December 5 at Walt Disney World Resort.

Disney is honouring Walt Disney’s birthday on December 5 with the opening of the most immersive and advanced ride in a Disney theme park.

Once work is completed at Walt Disney World, the Disney Imagineering team will return to California to complete work on Rise of the Resistance at Disneyland Resort, set to open on January 17, 2020.

The most immersive and advanced ride at Disney

star wars rise of the resistance galaxys edgeStar Wars: Rise of the Resistance merges fantasy and reality, culminating in a battle between the First Order and the Resistance.

Visitors will be recruited to join Rey and General Organa at a secret rebel military base in the forest, next to Black Spire Outpost on the planet of Batuu.

After guests are captured by a First Order Star Destroyer, Resistance heroes help them escape, protect the secret base, and dodge Kylo Ren.

Walt Disney Imagineering executive creative director, John Larena, said of the Star Destroyer: “When those doors closed, you were looking at Poe’s X-wing spooling up, everything getting ready.

“Now you’ve been sucked into a Star Destroyer. You’ve seen it out the windows. Your ship pulled into a Star Destroyer. These doors open and you are now inside that Star Destroyer.”

Rise of the Resistance is made up of four different ride experiences, which result in one of the longest attractions ever created for Disney.

Meanwhile, Play Disney Parks creators recently revealed how to use the app at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, from hacking droids to translating alien languages.

A battle between the First Order and the Resistance

Archway at Black Spire Marketplace SWGE
Archway at Black Spire Marketplace

The highly immersive land of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge boasts interactive experiencesthemed food and drinks and intergalactic merchandise.

Galaxy’s Edge highlights include various starships from the Star Wars franchise, and another major attraction – Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run.

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Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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