Rise of the Resistance began boarding for the first time today at 4:19 PM, with just groups 1-5 called and a slew of guests still to go, most of which will likely not make it on before the park’s scheduled 7:00 PM closure. This marks one of the latest start times for the attraction.
While Rise is an incredible attraction—when everything works—and host to an amazing, dedicated cast of Resistance fighters and First Order officers, its first year has been tumultuous, to say the least. Its problems began on day 1, with some of its guests evacuated on opening morning. The extended COVID-19 parks closure did the attraction no favors, as when Disney’s Hollywood Studios began its phased reopening, Rise of the Resistance booted up with seemingly more problems than before—except now guests get to view them from behind glare-filled plexiglass shields which were installed to help the ride’s extremely limited capacity.
What are your favorite memories of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance? Have you experienced the attraction without any issues? Let us know in the comments, and enjoy a full opening day POV video of the attraction in our YouTube video below: