Throughout the attraction guests will be treated to highly advanced Audio-Animatronics and holograms. Guests should expect to see BB-8, Kylo Ren, Finn, General Hux, as well as a multitude of Stormtroopers. Apart from these Audio-Animatronics, we were the most amazed by the hologram of Rey at the beginning of the attraction. Similar to the stories from the opening of Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln where guests were questioning whether the Audio-Animatronic was a real human, guests will have the same questions of these figures as their movements are completely fluid and lifelike.
With the attraction being so popular, guests are moved through the attraction as quickly as possible, so guests should have their cameras ready for pictures. With the immersive nature of the attraction, Cast Members are able to move guests along who may be taking too much time — and trust us, there are plenty of moments when you might want to take a photo!
BONUS – Short Wait Times Elsewhere
While this writer was waiting for the boarding group to be called, I was amazed to see the minuscule wait times for the other attractions. I was a member of one of the first boarding groups (I was boarded by about 7:20 AM). But between entering the park at 6:20 and leaving at 9:30, I was able to ride Rise of the Resistance, and essentially walk onto Star Tours, Rock and Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror, as well as Smuggler’s Run. So, while you might grumble at having to get up early and get to the park so early, it may be worth it while you’re able to enjoy the other attractions at Hollywood Studios!
Have you ridden Rise of the Resistance? What did you think? What is your game plan to join a boarding group from when you visit?