Everything You Need to Know about Disneyland’s Newest Ride

Everything You Need to Know about Disneyland’s Newest Ride

Since the opening of Disneyland’s newest ‘land,’ everyone has been anxiously waiting for the opening of Galaxy’s Edge’s second ride, Rise of the Resistance – and let me tell you it does not disappoint. Tucked away in the outer corner of the Galaxy’s Edge, Rise of the Resistance is a fully immersive experience, that really takes the entirety of the land to a whole new level.

You start out on a tropical planet, complete with waterfall, then you slowly make your way into a cavern that will lead you to heart of the Resistance. You know you are there by the flight suits and helmets, which are overflowing the wired cage lockers. Then suddenly you are loaded into a specific area and greeted by BB-8, who shows you a transmission from Rey detailing an escape off of Batuu and back to a secret rebel base. You are loaded into a transport ship where you are, unfortunately, captured by the First Order and taken hostage by a horde of Storm Troopers. You then wait to be loaded into a prison cell; be careful – your captors do not put up with any foolishness! Just after being ‘thrown’ in your cell, the fun really beings. We all know that Kylo Ren won’t let you escape so easily, so hold on and enjoy the ride!

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What you need to know about the New Star Wars Land at Disneyland

What you need to know about the New Star Wars Land at Disneyland

Galaxy’s Edge is the Disneyland’s newest addition to its oldest park, and I must say it looks incredible. If you know anything about Disneyland, you know the lines and crowds for this park will be horrible for at least the next year but hopefully with these facts you’ll be able to navigate in and out without much of a problem.


So a little background info about the new land is set on the planet Batuu and you are a visitor traveling on vacation. This land is not an ordinary land, but a completely immersive experience. From the writing on the soda cups to the cast costumes and interactions. You are not in Disneyland but on a whole different world.


There are a few separate restaurants and food stalls scattered throughout where you can grab a bite, but the most talked about is the Cantina. In the Catina they offer different dishes and is the only place in Disneyland where they serve alcohol. If you know you want to check out the Cantina go wait in line as soon as you get there and be prepared for a wait. If you’re starving and can’t stand to wait in line for an hour, try a Ronto wrap with sausage, greens, and a sweet and spicy sauce all wrapped in flat bread. It was the tastiest thing I’ve ever had at Disneyland! There is also an assortment of mixed teas and juices that are out of this world.


There will be two rides in Galaxy’s Edge, but right now only one is up and running. The Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run is an interactive ride where you have to help Chewy smuggle out batteries for your boss. There are 3 positions, the pilots, engineers, and gunners, make sure you watch the control panel and press the buttons as they light up to control the ship! Also make sure to look around as you get on and off the ride, it really looks like you are inside the Millennium Falcon, I couldn’t help but reach out and touch the walls.


All of the shops in Galaxy’s edge are set up like a marketplace. They have some clustered all together where you can buy your very own Ewok or Jedi Robe. If you look you can also find a metal recycling stand that you might or might not be able to build your own lightsaber as well, but you didn’t hear it from me. Everything Star Wars can be found in the Shops on Batuu, from droids to princess Leia’s royal white robe. This is the perfect place to pick up anything and everything Star Wars themed.

Overall Galaxy’s Edge is something that is not easily described but the experience is out of this world. No pun intended. I couldn’t believe where I was. It was like walking through the movies. If you don’t want to or don’t have enough time to fully experience Star Wars Land, I recommend just walking through the front gates and looking at the detail and characteristics that makes the Star Wars movies so iconic. You will truly feel like you are on Galaxy’s Edge.