“Rise of the Resistance,” a Star Wars-based ride at Walt Disney World, is debuting on Dec. 5, 2019. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Much anticipated Star Wars-based ride debuts at Disney World

ORLANDO, Fla. — The resistance is rising.

“Rise of the Resistance,” the highly anticipated Star Wars-based ride at Walt Disney World is debuting Thursday, three months after a land opened at the theme park resort based on the galaxy far, far away.

The ride’s story-line follows a band of rebels fighting the First Order and its leader Kylo Ren on the remote planet Batuu. The rebels are trying to reunite with General Leia Organa, but they are chased by storm troopers.

“Rise of the Resistance” includes a simulator that recreates a crash landing, and trackless ride vehicles that move passengers in all directions.

Actors from the most recent Star Wars movies filmed scenes for the ride. The actors include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega and Oscar Issac. Many of the ride scenes were filmed during production of the films, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”

An almost identical Star Wars-based land opened earlier this year at Disneyland in California, and the “Rise of the Resistance” ride opens there next month.

By The Associated Press

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