Editor's note: David G. Allan is the Editorial Director for Features at CNN and has nurtured a lifelong devotion of Star Wars that he has carefully indoctrinated in his children, one of whom he brought to opening day of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.
Whatever your sympathies to the rebellion or your level of Star Wars acumen, you're rebel scum now.
That's your fate once you enter the most ambitious interactive attraction in Disney theme park history -- Rise of the Resistance -- which opens in Walt Disney World Resort's Hollywood Studios on Thursday, December 5.
For Star Wars fans these days, as Yoda might say, runneth over our cup does.
Earlier this year, both Disney parks in the United States opened a twin pair of ambitiously immersive lands (Galaxy's Edge, aka the planet of Batuu). In November, Disney launched the first live action TV series ("The Mandalorian"). In late December, the final cinematic chapter in the Skywalker saga -- "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" -- will be released.
And this week, a new ride at Galaxy's Edge takes you so deep into the Star Wars universe that you're in the plot.
As with any storyline, reviewing the narrative of Rise of the Resistance contains some spoilers. If you want to enter the attraction not knowing what awaits, don't read past this paragraph and add Rise to your reasons to travel to Walt Disney World (or Disneyland in California after January 17). You'll enjoy it even if you're not schooled in the ways of Star Wars.
But also know that the attraction's thrills can't be spoiled by reading a review of it. Even a really great roller coaster with a plot is still a great roller coaster.
This ride, if you can call it that, is so immersive and long -- roughly 18 minutes -- it has three distinct acts to the drama unfolding all around you. Cue the music and roll the opening scroll...