Rise of the Resistance will open at Walt Disney World before Disneyland

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Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

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Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the second attraction to premiere at the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge lands in both Walt Disney World and Disneyland will officially be coming to Walt Disney World’s version of the land first!

In a new release by Disney, it was revealed that Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will be opening December 5 at Walt Disney World Resort. The company reports that the date is in celebration of Walt Disney’s birthday! What better way to honor the iconic storyteller than by introducing this immersive and advanced attraction?

The debut of the attraction will come only four months after the premiere of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
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As per Disney’s release: When it opens, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will blur the lines between fantasy and reality and will put guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance. During the attraction, 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.

Besides this release by Disney, not much else is known about the ride. Earlier this year, we reported that the attraction could last as long as 28 minutes. It seems we’ll finally learn if this information is valid when the attraction opens later this year.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
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According to Disney, as soon as the work on the intergalactic attraction is completed at Walt Disney World, Imagineers will be heading back to California to complete Disneyland’s version of the same attraction to open next year.

Disney also announced that Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will open at Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge a few months later than fans anticipated, click here for full details.

If you want to book a Walt Disney World vacation to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Walt Disney World, click here to contact an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner at Academy Travel.

What are your thoughts on Walt Disney World’s version of the attraction opening prior to Disneyland’s? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Disney

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    As an annualpassholder for the Disneyland Resort, it’s very disappointing. This delay will surely affect tourist travel coming to Disneyland and instead to WDW. This will result further revenue loss to Disneyland Resort which they may not recover in a short matter of time. Most likely another large 20% increase in AP prices before Jan. 17 may be likely.

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