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Support the Resistance or First Order With New Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Jobs in the Play Disney Parks App

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

If you’ve traveled to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, you may be familiar with the Star Wars: Datapad, a land-wide interactive experience available through the Play Disney Parks mobile app. There are so many ways to explore with your Datapad – and today, we’re excited to share details on two new jobs at Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance!

Opening Dec. 5, 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida and Jan. 17, 2020 at Disneyland park in California, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will take visitors on a harrowing adventure and put you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance. With your Star Wars: Datapad, you can choose to support either side by selecting new jobs within the app as you move through the Resistance clearing and towards attraction.

Distress Signal Received: If you choose to help the Resistance you’ll receive a distress signal from Finn, who is undercover on a Star Destroyer near Batuu. Connect and help him navigate the ship by selecting his path – and you may even free Resistance prisoners, reprogram droids and gather information on what the First Order is up to on the way. Depending on the route you share with Finn, you’ll uncover items and schematics exclusive to this assignment.

Infiltrate Resistance Recruitment: Meanwhile, First Order loyalists entering the Resistance recruit line will be tasked with surveilling and reporting back on the status of Resistance supplies. You will be able to communicate with a First Order officer as you make your way through, and with her instruction you may choose to scan crates, intercept transmissions or even plant tracking devices from your Datapad.

Look for the new Star Destroyer icon in your Datapad to take on these new jobs. Will you support the Resistance? Or help the First Order?

And while exploring the surrounding area and Black Spire Outpost, use your “scanning” tool to discover new items that you can collect or trade with fellow galactic travelers, and don’t forget to use your “hacking,” “tuning” and “translation” tools to explore the land. Perhaps you’ll learn something new from a local droid, intercpet some local chatter or learn a galactic language! And for visitors looking to take part in more, help Hondo Ohnaka sort cargo during an in-queue game at Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, or join in “Outpost Control” to show where your loyalties lie. Of course…you could always breakout on your own as a scoundrel.

You’ll just have to see where your Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge adventure takes you! 

Be sure to download the Play Disney Parks app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store before your visit to check out these exciting features and experiences. And during your visit to Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort, don’t forget there’s even more to explore with the Play Disney Parks app, from in-queue games and Disney trivia, to specially themed Disney Parks playlists through Apple Music®* and playful ride achievements.

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  • Hi – I don’t want to be that guy but are you keeping the 3rd party battery recharges free? I know it’s not Disney but Disney has a tremendous sway over them. I love using the Play Disney App especially in Galaxy’s Edge but these immersive experiences really put a drain on the phone batteries. Multiply that for a family of 4 and well it’s super efficient to swap them out. I think the free swap is a key component of these immersive experiences.

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