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What Disney’s Doing to Build Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance; New Permit Gives A Peek!


It’s safe to suggest Walt Disney World Resort are still plugging away to finish the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance ride1, which is the final element of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge2 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

A significant amount of the ride is still under construction and a newly-filed permit by Disney illustrates that more set design work may be starting. The permit, which was filed with Orange County on the 9th September, 2019, is for the “installation of show set”.

The contractor who is working on the project is Sanford-based InterAmericaStage Inc. This contractor is involved in theater equipment, acoustical and theater-related work.

“Executives with Disney and InterAmerica Stage were not available for comment”

Richard Bilbao, Orlando Business Journal

The time for the work was not included with the permit, however the ride is slated to be open by the 5th December, 2019. However, rumours suggest that the ride’s opening may be delayed. But we’re not into covering rumours!

Credit: Disney

Source: Orlando Business Journal

1: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance puts guests in the middle of the conflict between the First Order and the Resistance.

Rides have been recruited to bolster the ranks of the Resistance, but find themselves captured by the First Order and its sinister leader, Kylo Ren.

The ride includes an area with recreation of a Star DESTROYER HANGER BAY. The space appears to be at least two stories tall and houses a full-size Tie Fighter.

Along the back of the room is a large display showing open space, and in front are three rows of Stormtroopers – about 14 soldiers each – standing at attention.

2: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened on the 29th August, 2019 at Hollywood Studios. Guests are transported to the Black Spire Outpost on the planet of Batuu.

Galaxy’s Edge opened with one ride, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, as well as a number of restaurants, shops and more.  

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