The Wonderful World of Disney Magical Holiday Celebration to show more of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Nov 28, 2019 in "Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance"

Posted: Thursday November 28, 2019 9:35am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

“The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” kicks off the holiday season Thursday, Nov. 28, from 8-10 p.m. EST, on ABC and will offer more footage of the upcoming Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction.

According to Disney, there will be several Disney Parks sneak peeks, including an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, opening in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on Dec. 5, 2019, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.

More details of the “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration”:

Join hosts Matthew Morrison and Emma Bunton along with co-host Jesse Palmer as they present the two-hour primetime special on Thanksgiving night from Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Resort in California.

Musical performances include the following: 

  • GRAMMY® Award-winning icons Sting and Shaggy perform duets and solo numbers from Walt Disney World Resort, including a new festive reggae version of “Silent Night (Christmas is Coming).” 
  • GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band Portugal. The Man performs “Happy Christmas” and “Merry Christmas Everybody” from Disneyland Resort.
  • Three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning group Pentatonix will sing a cappella renditions of “Deck the Halls” and “Here Comes Santa Claus” from Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Singers Ingrid Michaelson and Andy Grammer perform an all-new original holiday song from Disneyland Resort.
  • International pop star Ally Brooke sings “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” from Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Singer-songwriter and TV host Emma Bunton (‘Baby Spice’), performs “Santa Baby” from Walt Disney World Resort.
  • The Tony, Emmy, and two-time Golden Globe -nominated artist Matthew Morrison performs a medley from Walt Disney World Resort of “When You Wish Upon A Star” from the upcoming album “Disney Dreamin’ with Matthew Morrison” and the classic “Let it Snow.”
  • Acclaimed two-time Billboard-Award winning electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling pulls all the strings for “Carol of the Bells” from Walt Disney World Resort.
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duncedoof16 days ago

By turning off the gimmick entirely, they don't have to worry about it anymore. At least that's my line of thinking

peter1143516 days ago

If that were the determining factor the ride would be closed. You could say the exact same thing about the sensors for any of the dozen show action doors or the four vertical conveyors.

duncedoof16 days ago

It's safe to say that's obvious. If those sensors fail, you get a whole vehicle full of lawsuits, if not worse. I wonder when, and how, they realized something was up and chose to turn off the effect. I hope they can fix it.

gerarar18 days ago

Great thread from a CM on the most common ROTR breakdowns. Was mostly surprised/interested by this piece of info as it was mostly known that the rides were constructed the same except for their queue space, but maybe that had an impact. Disney World has a way to bypass extended downtimes due to the ITS and can keep running sans ITS, but Disneyland does not (yet). But I do think a lot of breakdowns happen due to guests dropping items (hats, glasses, etc.) during the ride portion. There was a livestream some time ago where someone's hat flew off in the final Kylo scene with the wind blowing, and that triggered an E-stop. It's probably why it's very common that the CMs tell you to take off any "head-gear" before the interrogation starts.

Henry Mystic26 days ago

It’s a sensor issue. It’s likely it could be addressed in a refurbishment, but who knows.

Henry Mystic26 days ago

I really hope Rise gets a refurbishment. It’s been in rough shape for a while now. We’ll probably have to wait for a new ride to take up its ILL spot, but one can hope.

trainplane3Mar 03, 2024

Not the issue.

TrainsOfDisneyMar 01, 2024

I like that idea, maybe one could hide and the other pass and then hide and pass? Could be fun. The programming could be kind of hide and seek - would be a clever use of that space.

DisneyCaneMar 01, 2024

I don't know if it is possible but instead of having the transporter randomly back up for (now) no apparent reason, it should pull in next to a cannon to avoid being seen and then back out and continue. The way it is now makes absolutely no sense at all in the context of the ride story. They also need a complete wall to block the finale Kylo when in B mode. It's not that hard to see the AA there.

Magicart87Feb 29, 2024

Seems like an interim fix or b mode would be to have the guns retract or recoil backwards with the base still remaining fixed in place. It'd be a complete rebuild but still seems like they could still find a way to animate it while remaining stationary.

DisneyCaneFeb 29, 2024

I thought the same. They just had the doors open on the right side room and had a CM hold everyone and then release them to the transporter.

TrainsOfDisneyFeb 29, 2024

They wouldn’t collide but when the sequence got a little off timing the ride would stop. I think the issue now has a solution so maybe after they go down for rehab one day we may see them work again. Time will tell.

MisterPenguinFeb 29, 2024

That's odd since they have two Rey rooms.

DragonmanFeb 29, 2024

I have a theory that the cannons are stationary to avoid collisions with the ride vehicles but idk how true that is. It could just boil down to lazy maintenance or a yeti situation.