From time to time, Walt Disney World Resort Guests have unique experiences on rides and attractions — from a log sinking on Splash Mountain while it was operating to riding the Space Mountain roller coaster with the lights on to getting stuck on the Disney Skyliner — not everything at Disney’s theme parks works perfectly all the time.
Such was the case for some Guests who were lucky enough to secure boarding groups in the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance virtual queue. Thanks to a TikTok video posted by Everything Disney, we get to see a rare Rise of the Resistance ride-through with the lights on!
The undated video [above] is captioned, “This is a rare video of Rise of the Resistance with the lights on!” and, throughout the video, viewers can see more of the Rise of the Resistance building than they’ve probably ever gotten to before.
This epic Star Wars-themed ride is typically shrouded in darkness as Guests attempt to evade the First Order, but in this case, Guests got to see the inner workings of the Galaxy’s Edge fan-favorite in full illumination.
Disney Parks’ Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land — which can be found at both Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Park at Disneyland Resort — is set between Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017) and Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019).
Due to this, both Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run feature characters and events — like the death of Han Solo and the First Order instead of the Galactic Empire — from the sequel trilogy films.
More on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
The official description of Rise of the Resistance 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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