Everyone is getting excited for the opening of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge on May 31, but it’s not all good news for fans who have been planning make the trip out to Disneyland in the next few months. The highly anticipated attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is not opening with the rest of Galaxy’s Edge.
The Delayed Opening:
Disney CEO Bob Iger made the shocking announcement during a conference call where the Galaxy’s Edge opening dates were announced. The phone call was already filled with bombs once we found out Galaxy’s Edge was opening earlier than previously thought, but finding out the epic Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction is delayed was certainly a huge pill to swallow.
This delay is applicable for both the Disneyland and Walt Disney World versions of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge.
In fact, Galaxy’s Edge is going to be opening in two phases, and Rise of the Resistance won’t be included in that initial opening. The first phase will include Oga’s Cantina, Docking Bay 7, the other food kiosks, shops and the other attraction in Galaxy’s Edge, Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run.
However there is going to be a separate opening for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.
Why Is Rise of the Resistance Opening Later?
There are multiple reasons for the delay, but the main reason is that Disney is having trouble with the trackless ride system for Rise of the Resistance, and will not have it ready in time.
The other reason is that there just isn’t enough man power to go around and all hands are on deck to get the rest of Galaxy’s Edge ready in time for the opening in Disneyland and Disney World.
Again, the Rise of the Resistance delay is the same also in Disney World’s Galaxy’s Edge as reportedly Rise of the Resistance isn’t opening up on August 29 in Disney World either so we will have to wait a significant time for both.
As soon as we hear when the actual opening date for Rise of the Resistance is going to be we will let you know, so stay tuned…
To learn more about The Rise of the Resistance ride and Star Wars Land in general, read our Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Guide for a detailed look at the rides, food, tips and planning.
I want to know what you think about the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opening at a later date than Smuggler’s Run…
- Are you disappointed with the delayed opening?
- When are you planning to go to Star Wars Land?
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