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Guests Now Receiving Updates for the Rise of the Resistance

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Guests Now Receiving Updates for the Rise of the Resistance
Fifty menacing First Order Stormtroopers await guests as they arrive in the hangar bay of a Star Destroyer as part of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the groundbreaking new attraction opening Dec. 5, 2019, inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida and Jan. 17, 2020, at Disneyland Park in California that takes guests into a climactic battle between the Resistance and the First Order. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

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.

Virtual Queue

Credit: Kenny the Pirate

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

Credit: Disney

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

Credit: Jamie F

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.




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10 COMMENTS

  1. I’m not a fan of virtual boarding passes so I’m happy about it. It’s very disappointing when you’re not lucky enough to get one. I think you should always be able to wait in line for all park attractions if you so choose.

  2. So interesting because a couple of weeks ago they said that guests will be able to either joint the Queue at 7 or pay for it. It says paused so maybe it will go back later on.

  3. I won’t wait for more than 30 mins for any ride. I also wont pay for a lightening lane or genie plus. I pay enough for my top level AP and as a DVC member I wont be giving them anymore.

  4. When I go on vacation I don’t want to have to wake up at the crack of dawn to rope drop parks for the chance to wait in a 4 hour line. At least with the virtual queue, we knew immediately if we had to get up, or if we could go back to sleep.

    I hope all the dang morning people who’ve been whining about virtual queues and not being able to stand in the scorching mid day sun in yet another line are happy to once again be catered to.

  5. We’d originally planned to just do Universal next month, but I added 3 days at Disney. That was before the recent changes to paid fast pass and ROTR virtual line going away. If I’d known, I would have known before booking, I wouldn’t have booked Disney. We averaged every 18-24 months going to Disney with the last trip March 2020. The quality has consistently gone down to the point that I don’t see us returning anytime soon, if ever.

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