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What Happens on the Rise of the Resistance Ride?

While on our exclusive tour of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance with Scott Trowbridge, portfolio creative executive for Walt Disney Imagineering, we learned more about the storyline of the ride. Guests will enter an old Resistance base where they will pass by Poe Dameron's ship from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and meet up with General Organa and other beloved characters from the Star Wars films and TV shows. Seeing favorite Star Wars friends is sure to be a highlight for kids who have always dreamed of coming face-to-face with the likes of Rey or Kylo Ren.

Then riders will enter a sort of transport ship that will launch them into space, but things go awry and the transport is intercepted by the First Order and diverted into a hangar bay of a Star Destroyer. After being caught captive by Kylo Ren and the First Order officers, you're going to need to find a way out of the Star Destroyer and back to the Resistance Base. Guests will board trackless ride vehicles and search through the destroyer to find the escape pods to crash-land back on Batuu.

In all, guests will have four separate ride systems, see old and new Star Wars characters, and be fully immersed in a massive Star Wars story that will transcend beyond the typical theme park attraction. Yeah, we're geeking out.

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Here's What Visitors Need to Know About the New Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Ride

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is now welcoming travelers from across the galaxy at Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios and at Disneyland Park. While we love being able to fly the Millennium Falcon and to enjoy Blue Milk, there's something else on the horizon for Batuu. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will be making its debut on Dec. 5, 2019, at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Jan. 17, 2020, at Disneyland Park.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is one of the most ambitious, technologically advanced, and immersive attractions ever created by Walt Disney Imagineering. With a little help from our friends at Disney, we went behind the scenes at the ride while it was under construction and got a sneak peek at all the cool stuff to come!

After the tour, my initial reaction was complete shock, excitement, and awe. Guests are in for a real treat - and we can't wait to see the full ride in action. Get ready to make the jump to light speed, and keep reading for more information about Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

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