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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DCBaker18 minutes ago

7am slots filled in ~7 seconds.

RSoxNo17 hours ago

Guy messaged me saying he hasn't been to Disneyland in a while, so with that in mind, have you backed into how many guests per boarding group in California? I can't imagine that there's that big a disparity in the efficiency coast to coast and I expect that the boarding groups are smaller in California.

DCBaker11 hours ago

168 is the last group of the night, called around 7pm (4 groups more than yesterday).

lentesta14 hours ago

OK, cool. Good collaboration! Thanks!

DCBaker16 hours ago

Looks like it. The guests per hour is also pretty close to your March 2020 counting -

lentesta16 hours ago

So ... about 100 guests per boarding group?

DCBaker18 hours ago

1pm window was open for roughly 1 minute and 25 seconds - at 1pm, groups were called up to 72 (7 groups more than yesterday).

DCBaker19 hours ago

15

lentesta19 hours ago

1,535 riders between 10:45 AM and 11:45 AM. @DCBaker How many boarding groups called during that time?

DCBaker22 hours ago

Groups began being called at 8:40am (1-10). Groups started calling at the same time yesterday.

DCBaker1 day ago

7am slots filled in about ~9 seconds.

DCBaker1 day ago

164 is the last group of the night, called just around 7:10pm (5 groups more than yesterday).

DCBaker1 day ago

1pm window was open for roughly ~30 seconds - at 1pm, groups were called up to 65 (4 groups more than yesterday).

DCBaker1 day ago

Groups began being called at 8:40am (1-10). Groups started calling at the same time yesterday.