See Billie Lourd’s First Time on “Best Ride Ever” Rise of the Resistance

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Carrie Fisher was Hollywood royalty. The daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, as all Star Wars fans know, went on to make her own name in the movie industry as Princess Leia Organa in George Lucas’s Star Wars franchise.

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The late Carrie Fisher tragically passed away in 2016, prior to the releases of the final two sequel trilogy films — Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017) and Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019) — but appeared posthumously in both movies alongside Mark Hamill (Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo). Archive footage of the late actress was used for the last Skywalker Saga installment.

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When Fisher passed away, she left behind a daughter, Billie Lourd (American Horror Story, Scream Queens), with talent agent Bryan Lourd. Now, Billie — who had a close relationship with her late mother, and even made a Star Wars cameo herself — is remembering Fisher’s legacy as Princess Leia at the Happiest Place on Earth!

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New mom Lourd — she gave birth to a baby boy, son Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell, with fiance Austin Rydell in 2020 — took to Instagram [above] to share photos of her day at Disneyland Resort, gushing that Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is the “best ride ever”!

Although her mom’s character doesn’t appear in the popular Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction, Lourd (wearing Princess Leia Minnie ears!) and her group of friends thoroughly enjoyed themselves, as you can see and hear in the video she posted.

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Disneyland officially describes Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance as:

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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If you want to ride Rise of the Resistance during your next trip to Disneyland Resort, make sure you join the virtual queue! Disney describes the boarding group process as:

Calling all members of the Resistance! To experience Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Guests are required to join the virtual queue, only accessible via the Disneyland mobile app. Distribution times for virtual queue enrollment are daily, 7:00 AM and 12:00 PM. In order to give as many Guests as possible the opportunity to join the Resistance, each Guest can enter the virtual queue no more than once per day.

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Did you enjoy seeing Carrie Fisher’s daughter ride Rise of the Resistance for the first time?

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