Rise of the Resistance (Episode 66)

“Execute order 66!” For Emperor Palpatine that might mean one thing, but for Imagineer Podcast it means it’s time to discuss Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. This innovative attraction opened in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World on December 5, 2019 and at Disneyland California on January 17, 2020. This attraction might very well be the best theme park attraction ever created, with a captivating storyline told seamlessly from beginning to end, a thrilling ride design, multiple preshows and ride experiences, impeccable attention to detail, stunning special effects, and so much more. Scott Trowbridge and his team of Walt Disney Imagineers have created a genius attraction in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and I believe it’s a masterpiece that Walt would be proud to see come to life.

In this episode, we’ll dive into Rise of the Resistance in detail, covering its storyline, special effects, ride design and sequences, music, Cast Member interactions, and a binaural recording of the full attraction from its opening week at Walt Disney World.

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Published by Matthew Krul

Host of Imagination Skyway.

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