Disneyland’s 14-acre Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be complete tomorrow, Jan. 17, with the opening of its new ride, Rise of the Resistance. As evidence that it has Jedi-like powers, Rise of the Resistance is actually four rides in one.
Indeed, the all-indoor ride, which reportedly lasts about 15 minutes, will put you on a Star Destroyer, a First Order detention cell, a secret base on Batuu, and face-to-face with Kylo Ren as part of a showdown between the good guys of the Resistance and the villains of The First Order. (The OC Register created a play-by-play of the whole experience.)
Taking a cue from the reservations system that was successfully utilized for the debut of Galaxy’s Edge last June, Rise of Resistance offers the chance to skip lines by getting a spot in a virtual queue. You do so by joining a “boarding group” on the day of your visit, easily done by using the Disneyland App. Then, you can explore the rest of the park until you get alerted for your ride’s time window.
While you no longer need reservations to experience the rest of Galaxy’s Edge, they are still recommended for hot spots like Savi’s Workshop, for light-saber-building, and Oga’s Cantina.
Plan your own trip to Disneyland Resort using our guide to the Anaheim hub (including some don’t-miss snacks), or make it a part of this thrill-packed Southern California theme park road trip.