Will The Attractions at ‘Star Wars’ Galaxy’s Edge Get Boring Over Time?

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the newest obsession at Disneyland and Disney World, a literal Star Wars land that gives guests a chance to journey to a galaxy far, far away. You can savor otherworldly delights that transport you to different planets in the Star Wars universe or create your dream lightsaber. You can even garner your own customized droid and buy plenty of other Star Wars-related goodness.

But more importantly, you get a chance to board the Millennium Falcon and embark on one of the land’s attractions, Smuggler’s Run, where you can literally pilot the iconic craft. Or, you can walk a little down the way and find the Galaxy’s Edge second highly-anticipated attraction, Rise of the Resistance.


Both are exciting attractions that one day I am utterly thrilled to partake in myself but…in the case of these highly immersive attractions, could they ever get boring? Specifically, Rise of the Resistance.

Star Wars is an ever-changing franchise that expands and gets greater with every new imaginative person who wants to bring something new to the table. Star Tours is great because it can change over time, allowing in hundreds of different variations of the iconic Disneyland and Disney World ride. Smuggler’s Run could change but Rise of the Resistance can not.

Ten years from now when The Rise of Skywalker becomes nothing more than an old memory we may want to forget (considering that many people’s reaction to the film was less than joyous) and the characters seem less exciting to see will this attraction still be enjoyable to ride or will it become a glorified monument of the past.

Let me share my own experience with this sort of situation.

Nearly a decade ago I visited Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and boy did my family and I have a great time. There were some attractions and areas I will never forget, namely the Harry Potter land and the Marvel-themed section of the park but there was an attraction we went on that felt less than thrilling.

E.T. Adventure at Universal Studios Florida.

It was the E.T Adventure attraction, a ride inspired by the iconic Steven Spielberg film, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. My family and I got on it in 2011 (it’s since been refurbished in 2017) and were utterly underwhelmed. In the 80s’ I’m sure it was great. In the early 2010s’, eh, not so much. I have never been so bored or uninterested in a ride in my life.

I’m simply hoping the rides for Galaxy’s Edge do not suffer this same horrible fate.

Have you been to Galaxy’s Edge and been on the rides? If so, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day. May the Force be with you.


‘Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures’ Is Back and Focusing on the Sequel Trilogy

Ten days ago I was expressing on Twitter my sadness that one of my favorite animated series of 2018-2019, Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures which is exclusively on the Star Wars Kids Channel on Youtube, had ended.

Turns out, six days later, Star Wars would announce that Galaxy of Adventures was returning but nor it would focus on favorite characters and moments of the Sequel Trilogy. How awesome is that?! So, with no further delay, here are the first three shorts. Continue reading ‘Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures’ Is Back and Focusing on the Sequel Trilogy

The Stormtroopers: Part 11

FN-3043 and FN-1217 entered a vast courtyard that was utterly breathtaking at first glance. There was a stained glass ceiling sitting fifty-feet above them, a beautiful marble water fountain, 30-foot long paintings of archaic queens of Naboo hung on the walls, but all of this was tarnished by the display of carnage that was transpiring before them. They hurriedly found cover behind a pair of fancy columns and exchanged fire with adversaries in the courtyard as they located and trailed the Supreme Leader’s path of destruction. The battle surrounding them was expectedly intense but remaining in Kylo’s presence meant there was less danger, for wherever he stepped enemies disappeared beneath his saber.

Kylo Ren abruptly altered his path of direction and turned into a dark doorway.

3043’s eyebrows rose beneath his helmet. There was something going on. He waved for Seventeen to follow him. As he reached the same doorway he suddenly felt a rush of dread.

He was a stormtrooper. There were certain rules you followed as one of the First Order’s soldiers. The number one rule was to never bother superiors. Especially someone as important as Supreme Leader Kylo Ren. But 3043 was curious and that meant he was about to break that most important rule.

Seventeen looked at him. “If you’re thinking what I think you’re thinking,” he nudged 3043 hard in the shoulder, “are you out of your mind?!”

“I want to know what he’s doing,” 3043 responded.

Seventeen waved an arm in exasperation. “Don’t we all?”

An explosion resounded behind them.

“Look, Double-Three. We’re stormtroopers. We need to join the squadron like obedient soldiers and pretend we never saw the Supreme Leader go this door.”

3043 knew Seventeen was right but something was preventing from him making the logical choice. He didn’t know why but he didn’t want to play by the rules. He was greater than an average stormtrooper. He even liked to imagine one day he would have ranked high in the First Order like Captain Phasma or Commander Pyre. Wouldn’t the chrome-armored captain have followed Kylo Ren through this doorway?

“What do you think you’ll find through here anyway?” FN-1217 asked, inclining his head toward the doorway.

FN-3043 turned to him.

“I don’t know but I intend to find out.”

Suddenly an X-Wing and TIE fighter crashed through the glass ceiling.

3043 sighed. “Not again.”

He and FN-1217 fell to the ground as the two ships plummeted to the courtyard floor, imploding into two fiery explosions. Statues tumbled and stormtroopers and rebels alike were sent scattering.

As crumbling dropped from the ceiling to crush FN-3043 and 1217 they were forced to jump into the doorway. The large pile of rubble fell in front of the doorway blocked their access back into the courtyard.

3043 rose to his feet, helping 1217 to his feet. “Well, I guess we’re going to have to go this way.”

Seventeen shook his head.

“We’re going to get in so much trouble.”