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Guests React to Experiencing Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

The groundbreaking new Disney attraction Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is officially open at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – and guests are loving it! 

Thousands of Disney Parks and Star Wars fans lined up before sunrise to be among the first to experience this groundbreaking attraction. Among them were multi-generation families who’ve enjoyed the Star Wars films for years, guests dressed in outfits inspired by their favorite character, and younglings ready to use the Force in this all-new adventure.   

At Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, guests are put in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance, including a faceoff with Kylo Ren. The journey takes guests aboard a full-size transport shuttle and into a Star Destroyer on a thrilling adventure that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. The attraction is one of the most immersive, ambitious and technologically advanced experiences in Disney history, using multiple ride systems working together to create a seamless story on a cinematic scale.

Check out the video above to hear the jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring reactions from some of the attraction’s first guests!

As a reminder, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will debut at Disneyland park on January 17, 2020.


  • Calling this attraction a “ride” would be a disservice. It’s truly a epic adventure from beginning to end. My jaw went to the floor with the attention to detail, and the immersion of the experience. The cast members in the attraction were terrific and brought the experience more realism than I could have ever imagined. Truly Disney’s best effort since Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland.

  • It looks amazing!!!! I can’t wait to go on this ride when I visit from Australia.

  • Thank you Walt Disney imagineering for creating such an amazing attraction!! Walt would be proud of this accomplishment!!

  • It was truly the most amazing attraction that I have ever experienced in my life!

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