Though Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is open now at California’s Disneyland, it’s without the crown jewel of the experience. The Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance ride was delayed earlier this year at both Disneyland and Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort, and now opening dates have finally been announced for both versions of the attraction.
In a new post on the Disney Parks blog, it’s been revealed that Rise of the Resistance will first open in Disney World Resort’s Hollywood Studios on December 5. That date just happens to be Walt Disney’s birthday. “What better way to honor the ultimate storyteller than by introducing the most immersive and advanced attraction ever imagined in a Disney Park,” the blog post reads.
Those visiting California’s take on Galaxy’s Edge will have to wait a bit longer. Disneyland’s Rise of the Resistance won’t open until January 17, 2020. This is bound to be a disappointment for some, especially given that when the ride was originally delayed, it was with the note that the attraction would open later this year.
Given the scope of the new ride, though, it’s hard to blame the park’s imagineers for wanting to make sure everything is perfect before opening it to the public. A description of the ride reads, “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will blur the lines between fantasy and reality and will put guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Guests will be recruited to join Rey and General Organa at a secret base. Along the way, they will be captured by a First Order Star Destroyer. With the help of some heroes of the Resistance, they break out and must escape the Star Destroyer, protect the secret base, and stay one step ahead of Kylo Ren.”
For now, Galaxy’s Edge remains open at Disneyland and will begin welcoming guests at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida on August 29. If you’re planning to visit either park, GameSpot has all the information you’ll need, from what you should eat and buy to a detailed breakdown of the entire land.