Anonymous sources have given Attractions Magazine information on the storyline of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the operations of Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run and the placement of key shops and restaurants in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. If you don’t want to know anymore then we strongly suggest you don’t read on.
The information revealed is most detailed for the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance ride….
Guests will board the ship [Resistance Transporter], and, unbeknownst to them, will be spun 180 degrees inside. This spinning will allow the room to both load and unload guests at the same. Large screens, combined with music and sound effects, will simulate that guests are taking off from Batuu into space.
While on their way through the galaxy, the ship will be captured by the First Order. This will force the ship to land inside of a First Order Star Destroyer hangar.
This is where the main storyline of the attraction begins. Guests will exit the pre-show ship into a hangar. This will be one of the largest rooms of the entire building, complete with animatronic stormtroopers, TIE fighters and a picturesque view of space. Guests will be told to, “move along,” as they are taken to individual load rooms, themed to First Order prison cells.
Guests will be taken from the huge hangar area on the left into the hallways. Here, they will be grouped into the smaller pre-show rooms. These secondary pre-shows are expected to have a droid of some kind that will explain safety procedures and move the story along, much like how Rocket Raccoon does in Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disney California Adventure.
Guests will then be loaded into one-of-two different trackless First Order transport vehicles. These two ride vehicles will accompany each other during the entire experience. Once guests are loaded in, the vehicle is sent out of the room for processing.
Now, while there are four showrooms, equaling eight different ride vehicles, it is expected that there will never be more than two vehicles in the same room. The two vehicles that start together will never be separated for more than a few seconds.
From this point, the two buddy transports will enter the blue-colored room. Unlike the preview videos that Disney provided, cast members will not be walking around this area.
Instead, the buddy transports will enter and shortly after, a rogue droid will drive across the upper bridge. This droid will hack into the First Order mainframe, gaining control of your vehicles – which will suddenly take off, as your escape mission begins.
The two ride vehicles will exit the large first room in an extremely high-detailed area, which is meant to look like hallways inside of a First Order Star Destroyer. The real excitement begins when the vehicles turn a corner to come face-to-face with an animatronic Kylo Ren! His saber will ignite as the vehicles back up in retreat. They’ll spin around and go down the second turn, only to enter the AT-AT room.
This is where the vehicles will become separated, each going up their own elevator shaft on either side of the room.
These AT-AT walkers will be massive – nearly the exact same size as they would be in the actual Star Wars universe. Each AT-AT’s head can move and fire upon the guests, only just missing them, of course.
Once guests have gone up the elevator shaft, they will be on the “second” floor of the building. In reality, guests will be more than 40 feet up – which is important later.
They will twist and turn in their own vehicle and head down a short hallway before the two buddy vehicles meet up again. Both vehicles will see each other and turn as they quietly go under an elevated area.
This elevated area will have a two animatronics, Kylo Ren and possibly General Hux. They are expected to be talking about the sudden Resistance fighters that are attacking the ship. They have come to save the guests!
Read the article in full at the link below. The opening of Galaxy’s Edge can’t come soon enough!