Disneyland’s Rise of the Resistance ride to open at Anaheim theme park on January 17, 2020. Rise of the Resistance ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida to open December 5, 2019.

Anaheim, Calif. – The Rise of the Resistance will open at Disneyland theme park in Anaheim theme park on Jan. 17, 2020. The ride in Florida at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open December 5, 2019, Disney officials announced.

Rise of the Resistance was announced as an opening day attraction for the new Star Wars lands at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Disney postponed the opening of Rise of the Resistance until later in 2019 before Galaxy’s Edge opened to the public at Disneyland on May 31.

Disney guests will traverse the corridors of a Star Destroyer and join an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance – including a faceoff with Kylo Ren – when Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens Dec. 5, 2019, at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Jan. 17, 2020, at Disneyland Resort in California. At 14 acres each, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland, now open, and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, opening Aug. 29, 2019, is Disney’s largest single-themed land expansion ever. (Disney Parks)

A nearly identical Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge themed land will open at the Florida theme park on Aug. 29 without the Rise of the Resistance attraction. The Rise of the Resistance dark ride will open in Florida on Dec. 5, Disney officials announced.

Disney guests will traverse the corridors of a Star Destroyer and join an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance – including a faceoff with Kylo Ren – when Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens Dec. 5, 2019, at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Jan. 17, 2020, at Disneyland Resort in California. At 14 acres each, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland, now open, and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, opening Aug. 29, 2019, is Disney’s largest single-themed land expansion ever. (Disney Parks)

The ground-breaking new Rise of the Resistance will combine four ride experiences into one. Getting all the pieces of the complex ride to seamlessly flow together have contributed to the delayed opening of the ambitious attraction.

“When it opens, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is described as blurring 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.”

The new ride will put visitors in the middle of a battle between the villainous First Order and the heroic Resistance. Resistance heroes Rey and General Organa will recruit visitors to join the Resistance and fight the First Order in a dangerous off-planet mission.

Along the way, the recruits will be captured aboard a Star Destroyer, break out of a First Order detention cell, elude the clutches of Kylo Ren and escape back to a secret base on the Star Wars planet of Batuu, the setting for the new Galaxy’s Edge lands.

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