Are you planning an upcoming trip to Walt Disney World? You will want to check out the notifications that Disney is now sending to Guests concerning their most popular attraction, Rise of the Resistance. Check out how this may affect your upcoming trip below.
Starting in 2019, Guests were invited to join a Virtual Queue for Rise of the Resistance. This allowed Guests to receive a Boarding Group that would help streamline the boarding process.
Guests could enjoy their day in Disney’s Hollywood Studios until their Boarding Group was called. At that time, they may encounter a small line for the attraction. This was a great way to enjoy this popular attraction without standing in line for hours.
You can read all about the Detailed Guide for obtaining a Boarding Group HERE.
Virtual Queue Ended
Recently, Disney announced that they would pause offering the Virtual Queue for Rise of the Resistance. In the words of my nine year old, “I think Disney is kind of rude.” Many did not enjoy the process for receiving a Boarding Group, but for many Disney fans that was not the most magical news.
The Virtual Queue may be ending for Rise of the Resistance, but it will be available for EPCOT’s newest attraction Ratatouille. Check out how you can secure a Virtual Queue for this new attraction HERE.
Guests looking to bypass the standby line will soon be able to pay for their opportunity to enjoy this attraction. Find out more about this HERE.
Notifications for Guests
Guests with upcoming Park Reservations for Disney’s Hollywood Studios have received notifications regarding this change. The email to Guests states the following:
“We know our Guests love choice and flexibility when planning their time in a Theme Park- which is why, starting September 23, we will pause use of virtual queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, and Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios may experience this incredible attraction using a traditional standby queue for the first time since it opened in 2019.”
“Virtual Queues continue to be helpful with attraction access, merchandise launches, grand openings and more, and Guests should check the My Disney Experience app for the latest on how we’re using Virtual Queues across Walt Disney World Resort.”
“We know our Guests love choice and flexibility when planning their time in a Theme Park- which is why, starting September 23, we will pause use of virtual queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.”Walt Disney World email
What do you think about this allowing Guests “choice and flexibility” for their planning? How long would you be willing to wait in line for this attraction? How will this affect your touring plan for Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook Page.