Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is one of the most complex and technologically advanced rides ever built and is based on the Star Wars movie franchise. The ride gives its guests an immersive experience in which they get involved in an altercation between the Resistance and the First Order. Riders first experience a pre-show where meet an animatronic BB-8 and a holographic projection of Rey, who thank them for becoming recruits of the Resistance, and inform them that they are about the embark on a new mission.
From there riders experience a standing motion simulator which brings them towards a Star Destroyer, a ship of the First Order. Riders disembark the motion simulator and then walk into the Star Destroyer, where other members of the Resistance help them to board the Fleet Transport vehicles.
From here, the dark ride part of the experience starts. The trackless vehicles lead their passengers through the Star Destroyer, where they are pursued and attacked by members of the First Order. During the ride, vehicles enter vertical elevator shafts. Eventually the ride vehicles enter a motion simulator disguised as an escape pod, again based inside an elevator shaft, during which the riders experience the escape from the Star Destroyer.
The ride qualifies as both a motion simulator and a dark ride. Since the dark ride is the most important part of the ride experience, it is classified primarily as dark ride on the Dark Ride Database.
Ride duration18 minutes
Seats (per vehicle/theatre)8 seats
On the 17th of January 2020, another Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance ride opened at Disneyland Resort - Disneyland.