It's kind of both?Can you give us a description of this attraction? Is it part ride, part walk-thru?
Before the main ride section there is the "pre-show" if you will. Most rides at Disney have a pre-show but the one at Rise is very involved.
The part involving the First Order is when your guest group gets captured by them.
Your group is then allowed to walk around the main hangar of their Star Destroyer. There, you can take photos, look at the impressive set pieces and interact with the First Order officers.
The hangar section is mostly just a very fancy way to do crowd control before they let you on the main ride but it is pretty fun.
The officers there will let you take a picture with them too and you can chat with them and they are always in character.
After that, they separate the audience and you have an officer line you up and give you instructions. Here they tell you that you will be entering a jail cell because they've decided to make you their prisoners.
The next section after that is the ride and it's all animatronics at that point. I wont reveal too much but if you want to see more there are a bunch of videos online. It's a lot of fun.
As I've mentioned they are all in character and have a really cute/mean attitude about them. I would say the majority of actors were women too. The officer who dealt with my group was really into it. She was always serious and would tell us to "be quiet" or "no smiling" whenever we acted out. She even would threaten us with some Star Wars styled punishments too.
Definitely worth getting to the park at 5am just to get on the ride