From the Walt Disney World News and written by: cortney
(L-R) Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Rebecca Campbell, president of the Disneyland Resort and Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, posed inside Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Thursday, Jan. 16, 2019, ahead of its opening weekend at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif. This highly anticipated experience adds to the immersive adventures available to guests inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the new 14-acre land at Disneyland Park in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. (Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort)
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance sets a new standard for what a Disney theme park experience can be, as guests become heroes of the Resistance in a climactic battle with the First Order. In one of the most immersive, ambitious and technologically advanced attractions ever created for a Disney park, guests launch into space aboard a transport shuttle, only to be captured by a Star Destroyer and pursued by Supreme Leader Kylo Ren as they frantically search for a way to escape the clutches of the First Order.
As the largest single-themed land expansion in Disney history, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is proving wildly popular as guests live their own Star Wars adventures in a galaxy far, far away. They join a climactic battle between the Resistance and the First Order in Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and take control of the most famous ship in the galaxy aboardMillennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. While exploring this expansive new land, they can also sample galactic food and drink, enter an intriguing collection of merchant shops and encounter some of their favorite Star Wars characters, including the resourceful and loyal astromech droid R2-D2.