Richard Harbaugh | Disney Parks
Disney has finally announced the opening date of the Star Wars tour: Rise of the Resistance, a little later than expected.
While the ride version in Orlando, Florida, is scheduled to be operational December 5, its California version will not open until Jan. 17. Disney originally planned that the two travel sites would be open by the end of 2019.
"As soon as the work is completed at Walt Disney World, the Imagineers will return to California to carry out their mission at Disneyland Resort, where Star Wars: The Resistance Expansion will open Friday, January 17", announced the company Thursday.
Chief Executive Bob Iger told investors in March that the ride was "the most technologically advanced and immersive attraction" the park has ever seen.
The ride aims to "blur the boundaries between fantasy and reality", placing visitors in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Riders will be recruited to join Rey and General Leia Organa on a secret basis. However, they will be captured en route by the Star Destroyer of the First Order and will have to escape.
The Orlando Galaxy's Edge Park is expected to open to the public on August 29 and, although it will not yet have the Rise of Resistance movement rise, it will feature the Millennium Falcon ride: Smuggler & 'S Run to customers. Other experiments like Savi's Workshop, where fans can build their own swords, the Droid Depot, where parking visitors can create their own droids, and the Oga cantina will also be open.