It’s time to embrace destiny as we side with The Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. New signage has appeared outside the attraction ahead of its grand opening in just a week’s time.
We first uncovered this ride synopsis back in February, when we also unveiled the attraction’s height requirement, and the fact that the ride involved a “swift drop”:
RISE OF THE RESISTANCE
Join us on an exhilarating mission to stop The First Order! This mission includes rapid motion, sudden stops, sharp turns, and a swift drop as you evade capture from The First Order.
Despite being in a trackless ride vehicle, guests will experience a drop towards the end of the attraction. The drop will reportedly simulate an escape pod blasting off, taking guests in their transports swiftly back down to the planet Batuu. We’re not talking about a drop the height of the Tower of Terror here, but at least most of the height of the fairly large show building that houses this ride.
The sign goes on to indicate the minimum height requirement for Rise of the Resistance: 40 inches. For the record, other trackless Disney attractions such as Mystic Manor and Ratatouille do not have this restriction as they do not feature such drops. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a person age 14 or older. Guests in wheelchairs or other mobility aids must transfer to the ride vehicle.
We also see the addition of new stand-by queue signage. Digital wait time markers have yet to be turned on for the attraction, though.
As is customary, numerous warning signs are posted. The FastPass+ touch points, which are the same ones that were installed at the Disneyland location of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, used to have a cavity in the bottom for the MaxPass system where guests scan their phones or tickets. That has been covered up by a weathered metal plate on each touch point. Do keep in mind that FastPass+ will not be available for the attraction during its first weeks (or potentially months) after opening. It was also recently confirmed that the attraction would not be included as part of Extra Magic Hours offerings.
Are you excited for the grand opening of Rise of the Resistance? You’ll be staring at these signs for a few hours at the very least, so get ready!