Though we've learned a lot in recent months about Star Wars: Smuggler's Run, the Millennium Falcon ride at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the other attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, has remained shrouded in mystery. However, thanks to an online report that surfaced last week, some interesting details have been leaked about what guests who check out this new attraction will be in for. And while we won't go into specific plot details here (the original Slashfilm article has a room-by-room synopsis of the attraction), we are going to talk about some of the technical details we learned about this ride, so if you want to experience it completely unspoiled, TURN BACK NOW! Are you still with me? Good. Let's talk about what might end up being the most impressive ride Disney has ever created...
1. The ride will be one of the most technically advanced ever
According to the sources speaking with Slashfilm, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will have a whopping total of 305 animatronic figures and droids, almost a third of which are expected to be Stormtroopers. In addition, the source states that this attraction will have 18 different show scenes that involve 5 different ride systems, making it one of the most (if not the most) technically advanced rides at a Disney park ever. In a climate that has recently favored screens and 3D effects, it looks like Star wars: Rise of the Resistance could usher in a new era of animatronic, practical effect, and ride system technology.
2. The "experience" will be almost a half hour long
Another interesting tidbit revealed in this online leak is the fact that the entire Star Wars: Ride of the Resistance experience is said to be a half hour long, with three pre-show segments happening before the ride itself, which is said to be less than ten minutes long. We won't go in to what exactly is said to happen during these pre-show experiences, but guests can expect something similar to the office/elevator pre-show sequences at Universal's Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, which both gives important story context and also simulate movement.