From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Thomas Smith
This week, we celebrated the debut of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge with an amazing live stream of the attraction’s official dedication at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. If you missed it, you can still watch this weekend.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is one of the most ambitious, advanced and immersive experiences ever undertaken by Disney Imagineering. On each adventure, guests will join the Resistance and depart from Batuu in a transport ship to meet General Leia Organa at a secret rendezvous point. However, on their way to the hidden base, guests are intercepted and taken prisoner by the First Order as their ship is drawn into the hangar bay of a Star Destroyer. The action then ramps up as guests seek to escape the clutches of Kylo Ren and the First Order.
Also this week, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek shared exciting updates on some of the experiences currently in development across the resort, including the announcement that Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is opening March 4, 2020 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will also begin “transporting” guests to a galaxy far, far away in 2021! In this new type of immersive vacation, you’ll become the hero of your own adventure in an experience that surrounds you 24/7 in Star Wars storytelling.
There are many more exciting updates in our earlier New Details, Dates for Experiences at Disney Parks story.
Here are some of the other stories we worked on this week.
- ‘Frozen’ Experiences Worth Melting Over at Disneyland Resort – This holiday season, see “Frozen 2” now in theaters and come experience the magic of “Frozen” and “Frozen 2” at the Disneyland Resort.
- Foodie Guide to Holidays 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – The holiday season is in full swing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this year with tons of decorations, special shows, and of course, the FOOD!
- Disney’s DuckTales World Showcase Adventure Announced for Play Disney Parks Mobile App at Epcot – Our favorite web-footed family is heading to Epcot!
- New Details Revealed on Restaurants Coming to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios – This year we’ve announced several new dining experiences coming to Walt Disney World Resort, and now we’re excited to share a few more details on three of the restaurants coming soon to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
- Exploring the Five Senses During the Holidays at Disneyland Resort – Did you know the Holidays at the Disneyland Resort are filled with not only marvelous sights and festive sounds, but also wonderful scents to smell, things to feel with your hands and delectable treats to taste?
- Support the Resistance or First Order With New Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Jobs in the Play Disney Parks App – If you’ve traveled to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, you may be familiar with the Star Wars: Datapad, a land-wide interactive experience available through the Play Disney Parks mobile app. There are so many ways to explore with your Datapad – and we’re excited to share details on two new jobs at Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance!