As I write this post, I have currently experienced Rise of The Resistance 3 times. This new attraction in Walt Disney World’s Galaxy’s Edge is now open to guests. But, is Rise of the Resistance for kids? As a mom of 3, I have interesting thoughts about the attraction.
Is Rise of the Resistance for Kids? Let’s discuss.
Just a heads up: This post may contain items you might view as spoilers. I will do my best to not spoil any key points, but I do want to talk about sections of the attraction that you may want to know about ahead of time.
An Intergalactic Experience for All
Rise of the Resistance has been highly anticipated because it is viewed as the Galaxy’s Edge attraction for the whole family. During Star Wars Celebration, attendees were able to view the cars, and get a peek at what that set-up would entail once the attraction was complete.
I will say, the seats were comfortable. The seemed roomier than the seats we experienced during the Galaxy’s Edge installation at Star Wars Celebration, which reminded me of the seats in the Dinosaur attraction at Animal Kingdom.
The Multiple Rise of the Resistance Queue Rooms
One aspect I actually enjoyed about this experience were the queues. Each queue room told part of the story. When experiencing this with kids, there will be enough going on in each room to keep them engaged.
One of the last queue rooms might cause more sensitive kids to cling close to their parent. We do get a visit from Kylo Ren, General Hux and two stormtroopers, and the room is a bit darker than the other experiences.
The Transport Is Smooth
The transport section of the queue will be fun for most children. Please keep in mind that shorter kids will need to be in a place to see the screens, so be sure to move all the way to the left or right of the transport.
The transport movement isn’t overwhelming, but please know that it does move. If you have a kid that needs a little prep before experiencing certain parts of attractions, let them know about this before you enter.
The Stormtrooper Room
The infamous Stormtrooper room has been talked about for months online, and it is just as majestic as you may think. While this room isn’t overwhelming at all, it does feel vast.
This also a place where you can have your kid (or other family members) test out the seats of the car you will ride in during the experience. Warning: the stormtroopers do move. It’s quite subtle, since they are animatronic.
A great game to play, if you have extra time in this particular part of the queue, is to have your kid count how many Stormtroopers move their heads. Make sure they don’t lose count, and have them look in EVERY row!
Alarming Parts of The Attraction
Rise of the Resistance is a trackless attraction, which ensures a very smooth ride throughout. They use this same technology for Remi’s Ratatouille Adventure in Tokyo Disneyland.
My goal here is to not spoil the actual attraction, but I do want to point out a few parts that might cause concern in sensitive kids. I have 3 very different children, and while I am excited that my 14, 9, and 5 year old will enjoy Rise of the Resistance, I know there are parts that will affect each of them.
Here are the Rise of the Resistance experiences that may cause a reaction in your child:
- sudden lift (like going up one flight on an elevator)
- sudden drop (like going down one flight on an elevator)
- loud blaster noises
- one explosion
- semi-strong wind blowing in their face, and behind their head
- subtle movement left to right of the car (similar to a Star Tours experience)
- sudden movement backwards in the car
Again, I don’t want to give away any of the storyline. That would totally ruin it for your kiddo. But, if you have a child that wants to know the details of Rise of the Resistance beforehand, discuss this brief list with them.
Bright Suns, my fellow Star Wars fans! I hope this post helped you answer the question: is Rise of the Resistance for kids? We hope you enjoy the attraction, and everything else there is to offer in Batuu. Till the Spire!