Galaxy's Edge lightsaber show

Last week I traveled to Walt Disney World in Florida to experience the grand opening of Rise of the Resistance, the new ride in Hollywood Studios’ Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. For the opening dedication, Disney closed Batuu’s Black Spire Outpost for a grand party, which included life-size X-Wing drones, a lightsaber battle stunt show, fireworks and much more. It’s all part of an unfolding narrative Star Wars story that took place at locations around the land throughout the night, giving us a peek at what Galaxy’s Edge should be like every single night.

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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Details have emerged about Disneyland’s new parade.
  • Watch the grand opening of Walt Disney World’s new resort hotel.
  • Rise of the Resistance is working through crowds.
  • And more!

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Star Wars Bits: Gina Carano Talks ‘The Mandalorian,’ John Boyega Eats Spicy Wings, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Opens, Fans Give Back, and More!

On the December 10, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall to have a discussion about Rise of the Resistance, the new ride at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Disneyland After Dark is coming back in 2020.
  • Disneyland Paris has new movie-themed celebrations in the new year.
  • Cirque Du Soleil’s Mexican theme park has been downgraded.
  • And more!

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Rise of the Resistance hangar

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Rise of the Resistance attraction merchandise is available now.
  • DuckTales is coming to Epcot.
  • Mickey Mouse will have his own theater at Disney World.
  • And more!

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rise of the resistance

When Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened, I was totally blown away by the highly immersive land designed by Walt Disney Imagineering. While the land transported me into the Star Wars galaxy like never before at the grand opening, it was really only half-finished.

Batuu’s signature E-ticket attraction, Rise of the Resistance, was not ready for opening day. The ride was said to be such a leap in theme park attraction technology that it needed more time to complete, leading to a later opening date. And now that time has arrived and Rise of the Resistance is finally open at the Hollywood Studios park in Walt Disney World. I have experienced it and it’s incredible. Could it be the best ride ever? Come along with us on this adventure! We have video.

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Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

Last night, Disney announced that Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, the company’s immersive Star Wars hotel experience, will open at Walt Disney World in 2021. The studio also released a couple of new pieces of concept art, and you can learn more below about how the experience of visiting the hotel will flow directly into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Read More »

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway opening date

Mickey Mouse has been the face of The Walt Disney Company for years, but he’s never gotten his own theme park ride – until now. Today, Disney announced the official Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway opening date for the new ride at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. Read on to find out more about the ride and when you’ll be able to jump on board.
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Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Video Footage

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will finally be opening their second attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance to the public on December 5 at Disney World’s Hollywood Studios (with Disneyland’s opening coming in January). Before the big ride openes, some new glimpses behind the scenes have been revealed online, showing off some of action you’ll be experience, the new animatronic characters, and the impressive interiors. Watch some new Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance video footage below. Read More »

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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Disney’s building a new timeshare in Anaheim.
  • The TRON Lightcycle Run ride is closer to completion at the Magic Kingdom.
  • And more!

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