What role did Daisy Ridley play in Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance?

Daisy Ridley, best known for her role as Rey Skywalker in the Star Wars saga, recently had an unforgettable experience at Disneyland, which she shared enthusiastically on Instagram Stories on June 21st.

One highlight of her trip was riding the Star Wars: Rise of Resistance attraction, where she captured her excitement during the pre-show. In a video she shared, Ridley herself appeared on screen as Rey, rallying visitors to join the Resistance against the First Order. Clearly astonished by the experience, Ridley exclaimed, “Being IN the (top rated!) ride at Disneyland is MAD!!!” Her genuine surprise and delight were evident as she gazed into the camera, her face filled with wonder.

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Adding to the magic of her visit was a memorable encounter with a Star Wars cast member named Philader, whom she affectionately referred to as “the best Disneyland tour guide there ever was.” She posted a photo of herself engaged in conversation with Philader, captioning it “Surrealist!!! Ft. Philader.” This personal interaction further enhanced Ridley’s already magical experience at the theme park.

In a previous exclusive interview with PEOPLE magazine in February, Ridley had revealed that she keeps mementos from her Star Wars films, including a lightsaber, Dark Rey’s ring, and autographed sheet music by John Williams, the renowned composer of the saga’s iconic score. She assured fans that these cherished items are stored in a very safe location.

Ridley’s portrayal of Rey spanned across “The Force Awakens,” “The Last Jedi,” and “The Rise of Skywalker.” At the Star Wars Celebration in London in April 2023, fans were thrilled to learn that Ridley would be returning to the Star Wars universe in an upcoming film directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, which will focus on the rebuilding of the new Jedi order.

Fans continue to be delighted by Ridley’s ongoing association with Star Wars and her recent adventures at Disneyland, which keep the mystical aura of a distant galaxy alive and thriving. Her genuine enthusiasm and connection to the franchise resonate deeply with audiences, ensuring that her journey as Rey remains a cherished part of Star Wars lore.