Disney World might bring X-Wings to Rise of the Resistance grand opening

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened at Walt Disney World in August — and at Disneyland Resort in May — but it’s soon getting a pretty major upgrade. On December 5 in Hollywood Studios and January 17 in Disneyland, the most highly-anticipated Disney Parks attraction recently (Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance) is opening to the public. And it looks like Disney is celebrating in the most epic way possible.

There have been reports recently of Walt Disney World testing SUV-sized X-Wings will be used to commemorate the opening of Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Many think these X-Wing drones will be used only once in honor of Rise of the Resistance and then will never be seen again.

This wouldn’t be the first time Walt Disney World did something like this. Back when New Fantasyland opened at Magic Kingdom years ago, Disney flew a fire-breathing dragon over the theme park during the media preview for the land’s opening, but it was never used again. You can watch that video below:

If this is true and Disney does plan to use them at Hollywood Studios for the Rise of the Resistance opening, we hope they will also be coming to Disneyland to celebrate the west coast’s version of the attraction in January!

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Credit: Lucasfilm

You can see a couple of images obtained from Disney that show not only the X-Wing drones over Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge in Walt Disney World.

Rise of the Resistance Drones


Credit: Disney

Keep in mind that this is still being kept under wraps and Disney has yet to make an announcement of whether these X-Wings will be flown over Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the new attraction opening at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. But all signs are pointing to yes.

Star Wars Grand Opening Hollywood Studios
Credit: Disney

Additionally, according to recent casting calls, it looks like some of our favorite Star Wars characters will also be present for the grand opening event of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We’re definitely excited to see everything Disney has planned for this historic day. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is an attraction that fans around the world have been waiting for, so it’s exciting that the opening is only a couple weeks away.

Many fans are calling the opening of Rise of the Resistance Disney’s “second shot” at making Galaxy’s Edge great. While we’ve always been fans of the land, we’re very eager to see how having this new attraction on both coasts affects the land’s atmosphere. We hope the attraction along with more character presence and energy in the land will breathe new life into it.

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What do you think of these X-Wing drones possibly flying over Galaxy’s Edge for the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opening? Let us know in the comments!

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