Walt Disney World shared some exciting news last week. The Orlando theme park will be opening the highly anticipated ride, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on December 5.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will put guests in the middle on 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. Thanks to the help of the Resistance, riders break out but must escape the Star Destroyer, protect the secret base, and stay ahead of Kylo Ren.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge officially opens August 29, 2019. Aside from Star Wars Rise of the Resistance, the new land will be home to Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. The ride takes guests on board the Millennium Falcon for a thrilling, interactive smuggling mission. The ride will open when the land does.
Other highlights of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge include its many places to enjoy famous Star Wars food and drinks. Sample the local beverages at Oga’s Cantina. Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo invites hungry travelers to feast on galactic favorites inside a working hangar bay. The Milk Stand features blue or green milk that Luke Skywalker famously drank in the film series. Ronto Roasters entices with grilled sausage and roasted pork and Kat Saka’s Kettle satisfies your snacking needs with sweet and savory popcorn snacks.
Fans can also create and design, assemble and activate a customized droid at Droid Depot and build their own custom lightsaber at Savi’s Workshops.
Stay tuned for more details on the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.