Disney has just announced that the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction will be opening in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on December 5th, 2019. The attraction is also set to open at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland on January 17th, 2020, delayed from the previously announced “later this year” opening date.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will be opening December 5th at Walt Disney World Resort. If this date sounds familiar, many will recognize it as Walt Disney’s birthday. What that has to do with a Star Wars ride is anyone’s guess.
“When it opens, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will blur the lines between fantasy and reality and will put guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Guests will be recruited to join Rey and General Organa at a secret base. Along the way, they will be captured by a First Order Star Destroyer. With the help of some heroes of the Resistance, they break out and must escape the Star Destroyer, protect the secret base, and stay one step ahead of Kylo Ren.”
As soon as work is completed at Walt Disney World, Imagineers will head back to California to complete their mission at Disneyland Resort where Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will open on Friday, January 17, 2020.