Change to park opening process and Rise of the Resistance Boarding Groups at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Dec 18, 2019 in "Disney's Hollywood Studios"

Posted: Wednesday December 18, 2019 7:19am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney's Hollywood Studios has made a change to the opening process this morning and is continuing to refine the virtual queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

Although guests were admitted through the touchpoints and onto Hollywood Blvd around 6:30am, guests were unable to join Rise of the Resistance Boarding Groups until the official park opening time of 7am. Secondly, no attractions were available until 7am, with guests being held between the Chinese Theater and the main entrance.

Since Rise of the Resistance opened, and until today, guests have been able to join Boarding Groups before the posted park opening time. If this change continues, there will be little benefit to arriving hours before the park's posted opening time.

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J45465 hours ago

seems like the standby line to Rise is working out pretty swell, hopefully it comes to DL soon

MisterPenguin1 day ago

disneygeek901 day ago

Entered queue at 7, 40 mins to the first preshow. About an hour for the full ride. Loved it tonight but let’s see what happens with more crowds + LL. For now, take that @KevinPage ! 😜

Darstarr1 day ago

I was thinking that very same thing.

wdwmagic1 day ago

DCBaker1 day ago

disneygeek901 day ago

At the park and ride is down. Some things never change! 😁

CaptainAmerica1 day ago

Do we know if they're using the RFID cards (at this ride or anything else right now)?

disneygeek901 day ago

75 now. But this is also a "slow" period.

doctornick1 day ago

I was actually wondering if they would argue that the posted wait time is until you get onto the ride vehicle (i.e. not counting the pre shows including the shuttle).

CaptainAmerica1 day ago

Posted wait is now one hour. Ain't nobody gonna pay to skip that.

disneygeek901 day ago

"Temporarily Closed."

CaptainAmerica1 day ago

So few people are going to pay a la carte that I don't think it'll change very much. I'm predicting that Genie+ itself will be a huge success and that the Individual Attraction Selections will be a giant flop.

CaptainAmerica1 day ago

Enjoy.