Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, one of two premiere attractions anchoring the DisneylandResort’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park expansion, is rumored to be a 28-minute experience, according to the Theme Park Stop podcast.
The duration of the actual ride portion of Rise of the Resistance is reported to be four-and-a-half minutes in ride length. Those remaining 24 minutes of the reported runtime is the estimated allotted time it will take guests to fully experience the immersive attraction from entrance to exit.
According to Alicia Stella of Theme Park Stop, that near half-hour experience includes the time it takes guests to be convincingly transported into space aboard a carrier shuttle.
The shuttle escorts riders into the stars above the Black Spire Outpost on the tucked away planet of Batuu in the Outer Rim Territories, where Galaxy’s Edge is set, and it’s space where guests have their thrilling encounter with the villainous First Order.
As prisoners of the First Order and its legion of Stormtroopers, the unwanted tourists will then make a dashing escape for their freedom on board a colossal Star Destroyer before riders receive a much-needed assist from the heroic Resistance.
Rise of the Resistance features a reported five ride system types, 18 ride show areas, and many special effects — including laser beams fired by life-size AT-AT walkers and 305 state-of-the-art animatronic figures and droids, with upwards of 100 of those figures acting as pursuing Stormtroopers.