Disney's latest masterpiece blends four ride systems with animatronics and live actors to create the most immersive themed experience of the year. It's nonstop action in every direction, enticing you to want to come back again and again to try to see everything Rise of the Resistance is throwing at you.
Our honorable mention in this category is Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, which also won yesterday's award for Best New Roller Coaster. Like Hagrid's, Rise debuted to blockbuster crowds after no previews... and suffered frequent downtimes. But unlike Hagrid's, Rise had a twin on the west coast, providing Disney with double the testing opportunities and helping Rise to overcome (mostly) its initial downtime issues.
And also unlike Hagrid's, Disney is using its "boarding groups" virtual queue system to manage the crowds that are packing Disney's Hollywood Studios each morning to experience this attraction. Late next week, on January 17, theme park fans on the west coast will get their own installation of our best new attraction of the year, when Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens at Disneyland.
The Theme Park Insider Awards continue tomorrow with the presentation of our award for Best Attraction... as well as our "Top 10" attractions list for the year.
2020 Theme Park Insider Awards:
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