First Look Inside Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

As we get closer to the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World this Thursday, there’s a plethora of news coming your way from Disney in relation to the new 14-acre expansion.

First up, and as revealed at today’s media launch, is some news regarding Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance which opens on December 5th, 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and January 17th, 2020 at Disneyland in California.

When it opens, this harrowing adventure will blur the lines between fantasy and reality and will put you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance. You will join the Resistance and depart from Batuu in a transport ship to meet General Leia Organa at a secret rendezvous point. Along the way, however, you will be captured by a First Order Star Destroyer. The action then ramps up as you seek to escape the clutches of Kylo Ren and the First Order – with the help of some heroes of the Resistance. Today, we’re excited to share this first look inside the attraction!

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will be one of the most ambitious, advanced and immersive experiences ever undertaken by Walt Disney Imagineering. The attraction is also one of the largest Disney has ever created. Its massive show building is a world unto itself, housing two full-size AT-AT walkers and a Star Destroyer hangar bay – complete with a TIE fighter and a garrison of Stormtroopers – plus more thrills and surprises.

Those of us that to attended the media preview at Hollywood Studios earlier today were taken inside the new ride, although no photos or videos were allowed. Stay tuned for more updates on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

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