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New Disney Star Wars Ride Will Reportedly Be 28 Minutes Long

New Disney Star Wars Ride Will Reportedly Be 28 Minutes Long

Since Disney announced it would be making a whole new theme park experience dedicated to Star Wars, fans have been on the edge of their seats waiting for new details to drop about it.

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Information about Disneyland's new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge park has emerged, and it seems the ride itself could be a whole lot more than a two-minute thrill-ride - it's reported to be a full 28-minute ride.

According to the Disney and More blog, the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance ride will have 'more than 300 animatronic figures' and could last 28 minutes.

She says the journey will take thrill seekers through the story of the Resistance and the First Order.

Disneyland's new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge park. Credit: Disney
Disneyland's new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge park. Credit: Disney

Apparently, the ride-goers will get an invite on to the Star Destroyer before being taken as prisoners by the First Order - the resistance are said to come swooping in to save the day, taking them on a journey through the universe before a (hopefully) safe landing.

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In the Disney Parks teaser video, Scott Trowbridge, the creative executive of Disney Imagineering, called the ride 'the most epic attraction we've ever built'.

To be fair if it's anything like the rumours convey, it will be.

He goes on to say: "This attraction invites you to be recruited to the Resistance and stand up against the First Order. And you even come face-to-face with Kylo Ren. You make it through that, you get back to the planet, you'll be a hero of the Resistance and be celebrated throughout the land."

Basically, for anyone that dreamed of becoming a Jedi Knight when they were growing up, this is the ride you've been waiting for.

This, of course, isn't the only Star Wars-themed ride that will be launched with the new theme park experience. Disney has also released plans for fans of the franchise to take a ride of the Millennium Falcon - famously the only one to make the Kessel Run in twelve parsecs.

In the description, it says people can become part of the iconic ship's cockpit crew and take part a pilot, gunner or ship engineer while zooming in hyperspace through a galaxy far, far away.

I know, it's enough to give you chills.

The park itself is modelled after the planet of Batuu - a remote planet on the outer edge of the galaxy - and spans over 14 acres.

The park is set to open in the summer. Credit: Disney
The park is set to open in the summer. Credit: Disney

Carrie Beck, vice president at Lucasfilm Story Group, told Thrillist: "It will be jaw-dropping and incredibly emotional to walk into the land for the first time.

"To actually be standing there amongst the buildings and amongst the ships, and have this feeling that it is all real, that it has been brought to life, and it's right there in front of you, it's overwhelming."

The new park is set to open at the California theme park in the summer, then follow on to open at Disney World in Orlando in autumn - just before the world is expected to see the next instalment in the movie series, the much-anticipated Star Wars: Episode IX.

Featured Image Credit: Disney Parks

Topics: Disney, TV and Film, US Entertainment, Theme Park

Rachael Grealish

Rachael is a NCTJ qualified journalist from West Cumbria, with a passion for news, features and journalism. Outside of work Rachael loves plenty of coffee, running and reading.

 

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