For movie lovers, Star Wars is practically unforgettable. Thus, the attraction Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Hollywood Studios comes to decree, once and for all, the success of the franchise.
Since 1977, when the first movie in the universe was released, “Guerra nas Estrelas”, as it is translated to Brazil, has attracted many fans.
Names like Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and, of course, Darth Vader are imprinted in the minds and hearts of lovers of the saga.
However, Disney couldn't leave a production of this size, which would certainly resonate, out of its schedule, right? Therefore, in 2015, the construction of the area called Galaxy's Edge was announced, that is, the land where, in the future, it would house the two most requested attractions in honor of Star Wars: Star Wars: Millennium Falcon – Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.
The construction took place from 2016 until 2019, when it debuted.
The opening date of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, therefore, was December 5, 2019.
Thus, it has been attracting several visitors daily and even contributing to an increase in expenses incurred in the park, as stated in the article published by the website. The Orange County Register.
Stages of Attraction
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance can be defined as a simulator as well as a railless ride in the dark.
That is, attraction fits both definitions as it manages to include these two moments.
However, before reaching the beginning of the adventure, so to speak, the visitor will walk through areas of the Star Wars world. Initially, park staff will guide you. Pay close attention to details, which have been amazing ever since.
This first “step” is the pre-show.
In this way, a hologram of the character Rey is triggered by BB-8, which gives the start to jobs.
Visitors are then directed to another area, which is an airstrip, where they are directed to a spaceship, defined as "transport ship".
The details of the ship, which will guide the group into space, are impressive, seriously. You can feel in the movie, like the protagonist and everything hahaha.
It is possible to watch what is happening in space through the two parts of the ship, the front (the front) and the back (the back).
When the doors open, we are greeted by 50 stormtroopers, the Star Wars soldiers. The view of everyone lined up is pretty amazing, no kidding. Can you not get emotional? Speaks seriously!
After the second stage, we reach the third and last moment of the tour, which is when we will embark on this adventure of body and soul.
the final ride
At first, each visitor is “invited” to be part of the rebel team, that is, those who want to go against the soldiers of the First Order.
If so, you will be part of the Resistance. How fancy, isn't it?
You and your group are saved, from the first moment, and now you will have to participate in an escape.
Through a vehicle, guided by a droid, it's time the adrenaline starts to boil.
At first, you and your group (in total, only up to eight people) will sit in this vehicle and, in addition, will tour the place. This time seems like bumper cars, you know, lol?
Perform this scene and you'll have the attraction drawn in your head, although there's some pretty unpredictable things ahead.
Only after that there will be a certain simulation, leading you to believe that you are immersed in the universe.
Here, you can, without a shadow of a doubt, feel that you are fighting in space. And, referring to the movie and the name of the attraction: resisting.
That is your role. Be part of the Resistance, which fights during the battle against the First Order.
More information about Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
Well, you must be wondering: how long does the attraction last? Who can go? How do I get a job? Let's get to the details?
It's 18 minutes of pure entertainment and immersion in the world of Star Wars.
Disney really went the extra mile with this attraction, although there are others just as incredible dotted around the parks. However, this one, in particular, is hat-taking.
For nearly 13 minutes, visitors will be guided, through those first two steps of knowledge of the place, through the entire length of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.
In this sense, in the remaining five minutes, there will be the bleak, trackless ride (important to remember: it's not a roller coaster or just a simulator; it's much more than that!).
The only restriction, therefore, is on the height. Therefore, only people who are more than 1.02 meters can go.
Rise of the Resistance Queues
The queuing issue is one of the main guidelines on attraction, since, unlike others, there is no physical queue and it's not even worth using the fastpass +. In other words, the only way you can go to Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is using the virtual queue.
However, as is to be expected, the attraction is very popular, especially for being recent. This means, then, that it is necessary to keep your eyes open when the lines will open, through the Disney application.
It is essential, therefore, that you have My Disney Experience installed on your cell phone, in which you can navigate and signal your interest in venturing into the galactic universe.
However, it is very important that you pay attention to this queue.
If you don't plan well, chances are you won't be able to participate, mainly because it's one of the most sought-after attractions at Hollywood Studios.
Because it is limited in terms of the number of individuals “on board”, the distribution of numbers for the groups that will go to Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance ends very quickly.
This means, therefore, that there is not even time to blink.
With the numbers distributed, the groups will finally be formed.
If you get one of the first, in turn, it will still be in the morning. As your numbers increase, later in the day you will go.
The virtual queue, therefore, will open from 7 am, when visitors will be able to request access.
At 1pm, it will be reopened, giving the opportunity for those who are in the park and who were unable to join a group to embark on the tour.
This “extra” opportunity is only given to those who are already inside the park at the time mentioned, unlike the first one, which you can still try from the hotel, for example.
If you go with friends and/or family, there's no need for everyone to try to get in at once.
So, first, create a group within the app for the closest. Everyone, however, must be logged in to My Disney Experience.
With this group, only the “leader” needs to join the queue, taking the others on the tab.
Finally, stay tuned to the app, which will be essential for your journey across the galaxies.
As mentioned above, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is located in the area called Galaxy's Edge, the newest “complex” created by Disney, still in 2019, at Hollywood Studios.
This area, however, is entirely dedicated to "Star Wars".
In order not to get lost, always have the park map at hand, which will help you locate it.
Galaxy's Edge is right next to Toy story land. As soon as you enter this area, turn left. And there will be the attraction.
Is Rise of The Resistance worth going to?
Well, it's practically impossible not to have a miserable desire to meet Star Wars:
Rise of the Resistance. So the answer to the above question is totally YES, IT IS VERY WORTH IT.
First, because it is another reality created by Disney. What they set out to do, they accomplished.
It's humanly unlikely that anyone, even if they've never seen the movies, doesn't like a little bit of what they find there.
The “bad” part (yes, there is!) is, of course, the queuing issue.
Even though Disney created this alternative to control the huge flow of people looking for the attraction, this was a negative point, as it greatly limits those who want to meet.
In view of this fact, you have to almost dawn (no kidding!) to get a spot in the group.
Often, it ends up not even succeeding, as eventualities happen, such as the internet going bad, the application not working properly, the attraction having to be closed due to some problem...
Even if Disney has “B plans” for when it's their mistake, still, not everyone will be properly satisfied.
Because of this, it is noteworthy that it requires a certain amount of patience and willingness. Wake up early and keep the app open to get it.
And, succeeding, wait to be called to the ride, which, depending on availability, will only be possible at the end of the day, towards the night, when the park is almost closing.
Other than that, there's nothing to question about the wonderful experience that Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will provide.
That way, the fun is more than guaranteed.
Finally, may the force be with you!
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