Star Wars Rise of the Resistance in-park boarding groups distribution time to be adjusted

Dec 15, 2020 in "Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance"

Posted: Tuesday December 15, 2020 9:51am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Virtual queue boarding group distribution will begin at a new time for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance from next week.

The changes to timing will begin Sunday December 20 2020, and as before, the first distribution of the day will begin prior to park opening at 7am via My Disney Experience. The second distribution will move from 2pm to 1pm.

Here is how the new process works from December 20 2020.

  • 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 7am 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.

  • The virtual queue will reopen daily at 1pm 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.

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DCBaker2 hours ago

1pm boarding group window closed for new joins just before 2:10pm.

DCBaker2 hours ago

1pm boarding group window has been open for more than ~40 minutes - at 1pm, groups were called up to 59 (6 groups less than yesterday).

CumulusIsobar4 hours ago

Yes thank you, @DCBaker! Your detailed reporting motivated me to make a last minute, out of state visit earlier this week BEFORE the BG announcement. I felt confident that even if I missed out on the 7 am window (I didn't) there typically is a sufficient buffer in the 2nd chance window right now. So happy I was able to get the trip in to enjoy this amazing attraction without wasting a significant chunk of the day standing in the queue. Thanks also to all those who shared advice on securing a BG.

Rockishcoco6 hours ago

Oof rough day for rise. Never heard about the screen breaking down near Kylo. Actually kind of crazy considering it’s the backup if the animatronic goes down. On the bright side I’m sure they’ll be up and running again soon. (Unlike the last two artillery cannons 😓😓.)

DCBaker7 hours ago

Groups began being called at 8:45am (1-7). Groups started calling ~15 minutes earlier than yesterday.

DCBaker9 hours ago

7am boarding group window was open for ~6 seconds.

KevinPage10 hours ago

EFFECTS UPDATE (from yesterday’s ride) Side AT AT path - Finn not working, just frozen in place & arm did not come out and fire - Final Kylo confrontation. Space battle not going on, just static ships (on your right). You hear the sound of ship being hit and propelling towards you, but screen is just of space. Once panel behind Kylo blows open it was just blank/black (no fire or anything). Those two things not working were a first for me.

DCBaker19 hours ago

171 is the last group of the night, called around 8pm (3 groups less than yesterday).

DCBaker23 hours ago

Yep - as long as they are from different drop time windows.

KevinPage23 hours ago

So are they allowing you to get BG twice in same day cause it let me?!?!?!

DCBaker1 day ago

1pm boarding group window closed for new joins just before 2:15pm.

CrapImADisneyDadNow1 day ago

So of course we are at HS on 9/28 - my only option for RotR is standby since Genie/Lightning Lane will not have launched yet. I guess I’ll need to mentally prepare for a 2 hour line. And when do we go? As soon as we get there? Right before closing??? SMH

DCBaker1 day ago

1pm window has been open for more than ~10 minutes - at 1pm, groups were called up to 65 (1 group less than yesterday).

Joel1 day ago

@DCBaker is going to keep posting in this thread every day. It's just going to be like this: "7am boarding group window open for exactly zero seconds." "Groups began being called... never. Just like yesterday."