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BREAKING NEWS: New Process for Rise of the Resistance Virtual Queue

BREAKING NEWS: New Process for Rise of the Resistance Virtual Queue
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Disney is piloting a new process for obtaining a boarding pass for Rise of the Resistance. Do you think this will help ease the frustration of Guests?

Rise of the Resistance Virtual Queues

Disney implemented a virtual queue process for obtaining a boarding pass for Rise of the Resistance in Galaxy’s Edge.

It has changed and developed since its original debut last December. I think the goal of the changes has been to adapt to the needs of Guests and help ease the frustrations of those who have sought after them.

New Process

Due to the popularity of the ride, Disney is implementing this new process to help Guests plan for their day at Hollywood Studios.

Here’s how the new process will work:

Guests with a valid ticket or annual pass and a Disney Park Pass reservation for Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be able to access the virtual queue system and check for an available boarding group starting at 7 a.m. on the day of their park reservation. This can be done before you leave your Disney resort hotel, or wherever else nearby you might be at that time. 

Just as we do today, the virtual queue will reopen daily at 2 p.m. for anyone who wasn’t already able to join a boarding group earlier in the day.

Note: Guests must be inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios to access this second virtual queue opportunity, and access to a boarding group is subject to availability and not guaranteed. 

So, essentially the change is that instead of being in the park at 10:00 am you can check for a boarding group as early as 7:00 am from wherever you are.

I anticipate that boarding groups will be snatched up quickly like before. The only difference now being you know what group you have at 7:00 am. This can help you plan what time you want to enter to the park.

This change will take place beginning November 3.

This new process will roll out on November 3.

Other Recent Changes

Similar dividers on Kilimanjaro Safari

You may remember Disney recently installed the clear plexiglass dividers in the ride vehicles for Rise of the Resistance.

Previously, only one party was seated in the ride vehicle, which seats 8. For a group of 1-4 people, this meant half of the vehicle was empty.

Now, with the dividers, Disney can fill more seats in the ride vehicle. This aims to increase capacity for the ride, resulting in more people getting to experience Rise fo the Resistance.

Do you think the change to boarding groups will make your day at Hollywood Studios easier or harder? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook.


  1. I am wondering the same thing! I live 2 hours away and will be home at 7 getting ready to leave for the park. Is this too far away? I don’t really see how this helps the situation very much. UGH! The need to clarify this!

  2. The only thing this is going to do is pass off the frustrated guests who did not get a pass to cast members outside of Hollywood Studios and alleviate the packed park at rope drop. It does not sound like it will be any easier to get a spot. Unless having everyone in one spot really was causing a problem with connection!!

  3. I’m confused. I understood once you checked into HS in the morning, you didn’t have to be inside HS to try for the boarding pass at 2 PM. Or does the “must be in HS” mean that you can’t be “nearby” if you haven’t previously checked into HS.

  4. what does ‘nearby’ mean in this context? I live about 45 mins away from the parks so would that qualify or would it be within the WDW resort as a whole?

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