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Never before seen posted wait time for the most popular ride in all of Disney World

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Never before seen posted wait time for the most popular ride in all of Disney World
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Wowza! Here is something new! Never before seen posted wait times for the most popular ride in all of Disney World!

Changes

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Arguably the most popular ride at Disney World is Rise of the Resistance. This immersive story-telling experience has you joining the Resistance to beat the First Order.

Since the attraction opened in December 2019, a virtual queue has been implemented to ensure a smooth boarding process. While things were a bit bumpy in the beginning, but Disney has worked out all the kinks. You can read our full guide to securing a boarding group HERE.

Disney decided to temporarily pause the virtual queue system in place for the attraction and instead offer a standby line. You can read that news HERE.

Earlier than anticipated

Screenshot from My Disney Experience

The change was supposed to go into effect tomorrow, September 23. Disney did open the virtual queue process today, and they are currently boarding groups 161-167.

However, they have also done something new! They also opened up the standby queue this evening – a day before it is supposed to go in effect!

Disney has opened the standby queue early.

That wait time…wow!

Screenshot from My Disney Experience

Not only are Guests who were not able to get a boarding group, wanted to hop, or simply wanted to ride again able to do so, but the wait time is INSANELY LOW right now!

At time of publication (roughly 8:45 Eastern time), the wait time is F I V E minutes!

Credit: Disney

Wow, that is insane! The park is closing within the next few minutes so unfortunately not too many people will be able to enjoy this low wait time.

We will be closely monitoring wait times tomorrow so you have an idea of what to expect with the standby line. Stay tuned!

Are you at Hollywood Studios tonight? Were you able to ride Rise of the Resistance using the standby line? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook!




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8 COMMENTS

  1. We were there Tuesday. Got a boarding pass, so we waited in the park three hours longer than we would have otherwise. About thirty minutes before boarding, I received a text saying we would not get to ride due to (breakdowns and numerous people in queue.) We went to Disney for the purpose of experiencing Rise of the Resistance. We probably won’t try again. Two thousand dollars and four days of missed work and school…

  2. I wish they had done this a week ago. My family was there for the week and were would have lived to see what the ride was all about.

  3. Great move Disney… Right when most people are leaving the park …. Open the standby line…. Wow… That really helped my family that was in the parking lot…

  4. Plus everybody is waiting for October. I know it is going to be crazy crowded next week as so many of the hotels are booked and I am struggling to get dining reservations for just 2 of us throughout WDW all next week.

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