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Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will NOT be part of Extra Magic Hours at Hollywood Studios

Boarding Groups for Rise of the Resistance Gone Within Minutes, Disney Hands Out Complimentary Tickets for Prolonged Downtime

Time to sharpen up those touring plans. Rise of the Resistance, the new ride coming to Galaxy’s Edge, will NOT be operating during Extra Magic Hours.

The ride will open to guests on December 5, 2019 but only during normal park hours. The rest of Galaxy’s Edge including Smugglers Run, Oga’s Cantina, and other attractions will be open during Extra Magic Hours.

One possible reason for this is because there are have been reports that the ride is struggling to operate for extended periods of time.

This makes sense when you consider that park hours have not changed to be open early in the morning or later in the evening like it did when Galaxy’s Edge opened back at the end of August 2019.

While Disney works to resolve this issue we likely will not see Hollywood Studios open early or ride Rise of the Resistance during EMH.

So, what does this mean for you if your hope was to make it Hollywood Studios early and knock out Galaxy’s Edge and Rise of the Resistance first thing in the morning? Remember, there will be no Fastpass+ selections for Ride of the Resistance. Well, it can still be done! You are just going to need an excellent touring plan to help you make the most of your time.

If you are a subscriber to Character Locator, be sure to get in and choose the best touring plan for your travel party. If you do not subscribe to Character Locator yet, what are you waiting for?! For less than $10 you will have peace of mind knowing you can still have a great trip with advice and plans already laid out for you.

Hollywood Studios was opening as early as 6 a.m. many mornings From August to October, but the earliest opening for the park will be is 8 a.m. most mornings during the first week of Rise of the Resistance opening. HERE are some recent dates that have changed.

Be sure to check Kenny’s crowd calendars and Character Locator to stay up to date on any changes in park hours.

Are you planning to visit Galaxy’s Edge when Rise of the Resistance opens next week? What are your thoughts on the ride not being available during EMH?

-Monica S.

Credit: WDW Magic

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