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Disneyland's 'Rise of the Resistance' attraction gets opening date

Posted at 12:15 PM, Jul 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 15:21:11-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The next attraction to hit Disneyland's "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" is set for early next year.

"Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance" opens at Disneyland on Jan. 17, 2020, and Walt Disney Wold on Dec. 5, 2019, the park announced Thursday.

The second ride to hit "Galaxy's Edge" at the Anaheim park promises guests an immersive adventure that will "blur the lines between fantasy and reality." Riders will find themselves in the middle of a climatic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.

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Riders will be recruited by Rey and General Leia Organa at a secret base inside "Galaxy's Edge." But, in typical "Star Wars" fashion, danger lurks around every corner.

A First Order Star Destroyer will capture this new rag-tag group of heroes and, with the help of the Resistance, riders will have to break out and escape the Star Destroyer, protect their base, and avoid Kylo Ren's plans.

Teasing the ride back in April, Scott Trowbridge, Portfolio Creative Executive at Walt Disney Imagineering, said "Rise of the Resistance" will be, "the biggest, it is one of the most complex attraction experiences that [Disneyland] or anyone else has ever built."

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The "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" ride builds upon the new themed-area's immersive experience that transports guests to a galaxy far, far away to the planet Batuu. Those who venture into the Black Spire Outpost can live out their "Star Wars" fantasies building their own lightsaber or droid, flying the Millennium Falcon on the "Smuggler's Run" ride, or sinking their teeth into some Endorian tip-Yip or Braised Shaak Roast.