Rise of the Resistance: A Virtual Ride

Ride Rise of the Resistance without leaving your home!

Disney is closed for now, but you can still experience Rise of the Resistance without the wait. Come along for a virtual ride with us as we explore the NEWEST ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

A Deeper Dive


We had a chance to speak with Scott Mallwitz, Executive Creative Director at Walt Disney Imagineering, about this new ride.

Rise of the Resistance is located within Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Rise is just one of two rides within Galaxy’s Edge, the other being Millenium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run. Lasting nearly 20 minutes, Rise offers guests an interactive experience, laced with cast members who play along quite well. Guests transition from small transports, to huge sets, and then onto the ride itself. And no two rides are ever alike. The new trackless technology allows riders to experience different views, speeds, and angles each time they ride.

Mallwitz tells us “we are leveraging technology in a way that forwards and furthers our storytelling”. “The technology we’re bringing to Rise of the Resistance is like nothing we’ve ever seen. The integration of these ride systems is incredible. You’re placed in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. And then you come face-to-face with Kylo Ren.”

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