Everyone loves Star Wars and everyone going to Walt Disney World wants to know the hacks to getting on Rise of the Resistance. While those tips are still good ones in general – definitely take a look at them!-, we have brand new information on how Galaxy’s Edge’s new Rise of the Resistance boarding pass process works. Disney World has started a pilot program for changes to the process.
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The good news about the new Rise of the Resistance Boarding Pass Policy?
You possibly won’t encounter the more crowded quarters of the waiting queue that early reopening Hollywood Studios guests encountered.
The bad news?
You cannot sleep in any longer. Whomp Whomp
From the Disney Parks Blog:
To better help guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios plan ahead for their day at the park, we’re piloting a new approach to the virtual queue system for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Starting Nov. 3, 2020, here’s how it 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 1 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.
The reason for this change?
The same reason for everything in 2020- health and safety measures.
Changing the way Boarding Passes for Rise of the Resistance are handed out should also help create more space between parties in the queue lines and on all the attraction vehicles.
More space like this:
That was not the same spacing we experienced early in the queue, but I was happy to see the line open up after the transport portion of the attraction.
When we experienced the attraction on Hollywood Studios’ re-opening day, the long wait in the enclosed cave-like portion of the line did NOT sit well with me.
I’m thrilled to hear that that feedback was listened to and hopefully this change allows for less time waiting and more consistent moving through the line.