Is Rise of the Resistance DIFFERENT in Disneyland Right Now?

We’re in Disneyland Park for a Cast Preview just days before the parks reopen to guests which means that it is time to get back to exploring the planet of Batuu in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!

Millennium Falcon
Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Ronto Roasters is back to serving up some of our favorite galactic snacks, and both Droid Depot and Savi’s Workshop have reopened so you can bring home your very own custom Star Wars collectibles! Plus, both of the attractions have reopened! But, is Rise of the Resistance any different from how we remember?

When Disneyland first announced that they would reopen, there were a few questions around whether Rise of the Resistance would be available immediately. The state of California is only allowing for indoor attractions that are less than 15 minutes in length to reopen, so we weren’t sure if the popular ride fit with the mandate. But, Disney confirmed that it would be reopening with the park.

Stormtroopers in Disneyland’s Rise of the Resistance

Before we get into the details on what the ride is like right now, let’s cover how Disneyland is distributing Boarding Groups. In order to ride, you must secure a spot in the virtual line (aka a Boarding Group) during one of two distribution times — 7AM and 12PM. If you don’t get a Boarding Group, you don’t get to ride, so you’ll want to be sure that you’ve got all the tips and tricks down to help you guarantee you’ll get a spot!

Be sure you’ve got your alarm set so you can secure your boarding group!

Okay, you’ve got a Boarding Group! Now, how is Disney ensuring that the entire Rise of the Resistance experience lasts only 15-minutes? Well, one BIG change is that the pre-shows are not currently part of the ride. So, instead, you’ll walk through the two rooms in line. The first pre-show is completely turned off right now so you won’t see Poe, Rey, and BB-8…

You won’t be briefed on your mission when you ride right now

…and the second pre-show in the transporter has been turned into a make-shift line. The show is still playing in the background, though you’ll have to keep moving as the line inches forward.

The pre-shows will play in the background

Once aboard, you’ll notice that Disney has added a plexiglass barrier between the rows in the ride vehicle, which is something they have also done at Disney World.

Plexiglass barriers on Rise of the Resistance in Disney World

And, there aren’t any major changes to the rest of the ride, so you’ll still be trying to find your way out of the Star Destroyer — there will just be a little more plexiglass!

Rise of the Resistance

Overall, the ride isn’t all that different from what we remember, but it is a bit shorter now to abide by California state ordinances. We’re making our way around the rest of the reopened Disneyland Parks so stay tuned to AllEars for the latest!

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