Lucky Guests Experience RARE Finn Easter Egg on Rise of the Resistance

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If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to snag a coveted boarding group for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, you know how incredible this ride is. Arguably one of the most elaborate theme park attractions of all time, the 18-minute-long experience transports Disney Parks Guests into the Star Wars timeline, at the peak of the First Order’s power in the galaxy.

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While the ride has a number of cameos from Star Wars sequel trilogy characters, including a hologram of Rey (Daisy Ridley) and an appearance by Poe Dameron’s beloved droid BB-8, Finn (John Boyega) is also someone Guests encounter while on the attraction — if they really pay attention. Riders can sneak a peek of him in his stormtrooper armor hiding behind an AT-AT unit!

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This actually isn’t the only place where you can find Finn on the ride. In the hangar, you will catch a glimpse of Finn either hiding behind cargo crates (pictured above) or taking cover by a doorway, depending on which part of the room your trackless ride vehicle moved to. But either way, if you are really paying attention during this rush of a ride as you attempt to find your escape pod, you should see Finn!

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And, there is another lesser-known Finn Easter egg that some lucky Rise of the Resistance Guests have gotten to experience! Twitter user Drew the Disney Dude recently enjoyed this hidden gem on the Star Wars ride.

He wrote:

I just had one of the craziest Rise of the Resistance experiences ever! I believe this is the first time this has ever been captured on video. Going to edit it tonight and post it tomorrow. Imagineering truly thinks of everything.

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True to his word, Drew shared a video of his super-rare Rise of the Resistance experience. He posted:


• This dialog features Lieutenant Bek and Finn talking to the R5 Astromech Droids so they can escape the Star Destroyer before it collapses.

• Make sure expand the video to see the captions as well!

The dialogue reads:

Lieutenant Bek: What do you mean you can’t do it? Of course you can!

R5: Beeps and droid noises

Bek: Would it help if I told you that deck won’t be there anymore in about five minutes?!

R5: Beeps and droid noises

Bek: Yes, listen to your friend.

R5: Beeps and droid noises

Bek: I know you didn’t come this far just to give up here!

R5: Beeps and droid noises

Bek: Yes, I never doubted you!

Finn: The pod doors are locked? Hey, I thought Bek was handling it! Alright, nevermind…it’s ok…I’ve got the override cord here…somewhere.

R5: Beeps and droid noises

Finn: Sorry? Oh! Right. Just let me get that code. Ah! No! I got it! Alright! I got it! Ok, the doors should work. See you on the ground.


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Star Rise: Rise of the Resistance can be found in the Star Wars land expansions at both Disneyland Resort’s Disneyland Park and Walt Disney World Resort’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park. Disney World’s official description of the ride reads:

The Resistance needs your help! Hidden in the forest outside Black Spire Outpost, the Resistance is gathering recruits for a secret mission.

With the First Order desperate to extinguish the spark of the Resistance, the mission is bound to have unexpected twists and turns. When your transport is captured by an imposing First Order Star Destroyer filled with legions of stormtroopers—and even Kylo Ren!—you’re going to need all the help you can get. Fortunately, a covert team of Resistance fighters—including Rey and BB-8—is at the ready to give you a fighting chance to escape… and a chance for the Resistance to rise.

Prepare for a thrilling, first-of-its-kind adventure!

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Remember, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance uses the boarding pass virtual queue system at both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.

Have you ever heard Finn’s conversation while riding Rise of the Resistance?

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