Rise of the Resistance is the most sought after ticket at Disney World. Here are the answers to some of the most Frequently asked questions about the Rise of the Resistance at Galaxy’s Edge.
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The newest ride in the Disney galaxy, Rise of the Resistance is getting rave reviews and accolades for being so innovative and advanced. If you want to know more about this incredible new ride, here are the answers to some of the most Frequently asked questions about the Rise of the Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Walt Disney World and Disneyland. I was able to score an elusive boarding pass while visiting Hollywood Studios in Disney World and have all the details.
When is Rise of the Resistance Set
Rise of the Resistance has a fixed place in the Skywalker Saga timeline. It is right between the events of The Last Jedi and Rise of Skywalker. On the attraction, you join the resistance and are intercepted by a Star Destroyer while on a Transport ship. Assisted by Finn, you flee Stormtroopers and Kylo Ren in search of an escape pod that will drop you to safety.
Is it a dark ride or motion simulator?
Both. Actually, there are several different attraction types at play during this one exceptional narrative. The bulk of the attraction is a trackless dark ride, but there are lifts and slight drops. The escape pod is a combination drop ride and motion simulator. The transport ship experience is a much more mild motion simulator that is technically still part of the queue.
Is there a Height Requirement for Rise of the Resistance?
Yes. guests must be 40″ to ride, making it the first Disney dark ride to have a minimum height requirement. Both attractions in Galaxy’s Edge have a minimum height, so be aware of that as you plan your trip with little ones.
Is Rise of the Resistance Scary?
It’s more intense than Pirates of the Caribbean, but not as scary as Snow White’s Scary Adventure at Disneyland. The drops are brief and not nearly as concerning as being pursued by a menacing Kylo Ren. Given that your average 4-year-old is 40″ It’s a good idea to use your discretion. There are several blaster attacks and lots of Stormtrooper action as you try to escape the Star Destroyer, and at one point Kylo Ren punctures the ceiling overhead with a lightsaber.
Is There a Standby Line?
There is not currently a standby line for Rise of the Resistance. Instead, you must pick up a Boarding Pass. Head on over to The Disney Game plan for my post on how to score a boarding group.
Is there a Single Rider Line?
There is technically a Single Rider Line, but it is not currently in use. Instead, there is a virtual queuing system called a boarding pass, that guests need in order to return to the attraction at a different time later in the day.
Is There Fastpass?
Fastpass is not currently an option while the attraction takes boarding passes only. However, Fastpass will be part of the attraction at some point in the future.
Where Can I Get a Boarding Pass?
This is where things get tricky. And until Disney World figures out a more streamlined process, this is the way. You have to arrive at the park before it opens, have your My Disney Experience app ready, and quickly attempt to secure passes for your entire party using the app as soon as the park opens. When I was there last week, we were lucky to be assigned to boarding group 59. We were told that passes were all distrubuted within 20 seconds of the park opening. THAT IS CRAZY!! Head on over to the Disney Game Plan, my Disney blog, for exact details on the Rise of the Resistance boarding group process.
Does Boarding Pass Guarantee a Spot on Rise of the Resistance?
No. Anything can happen. The ride could break down and set everything back for hours. However, if you have a boarding pass and the attraction remains running, chances are good that you will get to ride, even if it is the last thing you do all day.
How Long is Rise of the Resistance?
18 minutes counting the walkthrough portion of the ride. It’s the longest ride in Disneyland, beating Pirates of the Caribbean by more than two minutes.
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