GIVEAWAY Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Opens at Walt Disney World

“Long have I waited, and, now, you’re coming together.” STAR WARS: RISE OF THE RESISTANCE opens December 5 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park in Walt Disney World. The designers at Walt Disney Imagineering promise one of the most immersive, ambitious and technologically advanced attractions ever created for a Disney park. “The Force brought us together. We’re not alone.” I want to bring you all along to Galaxy’s Edge for the opening of Rise of the Resistance, so I encourage you to follow live December 3-5 on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Plus, I’m giving away a Star Wars prize pack of items I picked up at the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge media event earlier this summer.  Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter, and you can earn even more entries by donating to Give Kids The World Village.  Continue reading for more details on our itinerary during the STAR WARS: RISE OF THE RESISTANCE Grand Opening Event.

Rise of the Resistance Event

DISCLOSURE:  I am hosted by Walt Disney World Resort on this all expense paid trip to Orlando, Florida including airfare, hotel accommodations, transportation, and meals to attend the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Grand Opening Event.  All opinions expressed are those of the author.

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win a First Order-themed Ruck Sack from the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland (pictured below). The backpack is new, dated 2019, and adorned with multiple First Order and Batuu patches. Inside the backpack are various items including a First Order water bottle, 709th “Red Fury” Legion baseball cap, plush BB8 and BB9E, Mandalorian playing cards, and more. Additional items from the Rise of the Resistance media event may also be added to this prize. A donation to Give Kids The World Village via this link, will give an additional five entries to the giveaway.

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Rise of the Resistance Prize Pack

In addition to exploring Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, we will learn all about the multi-year transformation taking place at Epcot. Walt Disney once said Epcot “would always be in a state of becoming” – it is a place that changes with the times. Over the next several years, the Walt Disney World theme park will live up to that promise in a whole new way as it continues the biggest transformation of any Disney park in history, bringing the next generation of immersive storytelling to life through a plethora of new attractions and experiences.

Transformation of Epcot

Artist rendering courtesy of Disney

I’m so excited for the opening of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, and can’t wait to experience the latest Disney Parks attraction. Remember to use the Rafflecopter widget above to enter to win the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge prize pack, and I hope you consider donating to Give Kids The World Village. Regular “Adventures by Daddy” readers know we’re huge fans of both Give Kids The World (GKTW) and Star Wars. We’ve volunteered at the Village for the past 10+ years, and love supporting the organization any way we can.

Star Wars at Give Kids The World

Dave Parfitt with members of Star Wars 501st Legion at Give Kids The World Village

Give Kids The World Village is the Central Florida resort where children with life-threatening illnesses stay when they have a wish to visit one of the world famous theme parks and attractions like Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, Kennedy Space Center, anything that could possibly relate to central Florida. It was founded in 1986 by World War II Holocaust survivor Henri Landwirth, and GKTW gives families a one-week respite during an entirely cost-free vacation. Watch the video below to hear the impact of GKTW from one of these families.

For those that entered the giveaway, may the Force be with you. And for those that donated to GKTW, you truly are one of the luminous beings described by Master Yoda. For more family travel news, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on Instagram, Twitter and “like” our Facebook page too. May the Force be with you.

About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.