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Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance has now opened at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. The immersive attraction was dedicated yesterday (December 4).

According to Disney Parks Blog, a virtual queue will be used in order to reduce visitors’ time in line, with the ride expected to be very popular.

Rise of the Resistance is described as one of the most ambitious, advanced experiences that Walt Disney Imagineering has ever created.

Visitors at Galaxy’s Edge will join the Resistance at a temporary base in the forested area on the outskirts of the Black Spire Outpost on Batuu.

Disney will use a virtual queue for the new ride

As they follow a path through the forest and the remains of an ancient civilisation, guests will hear military communications before they arrive at a briefing room. Here, Rey appears via holo-transmission alongside BB-8.

Guests then board an Intersystem Transport Ship (I-TS) to meet General Leia Organa, and feel like they’re travelling into space alongside Poe Dameron in his X-wing starfighter, Black One.

On their way to the hidden base, guests are intercepted by the First Order as the I-TS is pulled into the hangar bay of a Star Destroyer.

Visitors escape from the Star Destroyer (and Kylo Ren) on First Order Fleet Transports, piloted by reprogrammed R5-series astromech droids.

Guests will board an Intersystem Transport Ship (I-TS)

Rise of the Resistance is one of the longest attraction experiences ever made by Disney. It features cutting-edge technology and innovative design.

During the ride, guests will dodge AT-AT walkers and blaster bolts from stormtroopers, and will encounter huge turbolaser cannons and the Star Destroyer’s bridge.

Actors in the Star Wars film trilogy reprise their roles for new scenes and dialogue in Rise of the Resistance, including Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) and Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux).

“Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is the most ambitious, immersive, advanced, action-packed attraction we’ve ever created,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

Rise of the Resistance opens January in California

“We threw out the rulebook when designing this attraction to deliver experiential storytelling on a massive, cinematic scale.”

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is opening on January 17, 2020 at Disneyland in California.

Images: Disney

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Bea Mitchell

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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