Update on Rise of the Resistance boarding groups including changes to return window

Jan 27, 2020 in "Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance"

This past weekend saw an adjustment to the board group return window for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Previously, once a boarding group was called, there would be a two hour return window. That has now been changed in some cases to a one hour return window. It is worth paying close attention to the notification that you receive from My Disney Experience to ensure you do not miss your boarding group.

Boarding Groups continue to be in high demand, with the standard boarding groups typically gone within a minute of the posted park opening, and backup groups reaching capacity within 45 minutes of park opening. Best advice continues to be to plan to be through the turnstiles 30 minutes prior to park opening, and immediately access My Disney Experience at the posted park opening time to secure a group. As always, you can stay up to date on the latest including reports each morning and throughout the day in our forums.

Interestingly, Disney appears to be evaluating the situation, and has been surveying guests to see if they prefer virtual queues, FastPass+ and a standby line, or standby only. This may not only impact Rise of the Resistance, but the upcoming Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway.

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Article Posted: Jan 27, 2020 / 9:15am ET
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Nunu1 hour ago

Good to know. CM's at the ride's entrance, weren't very reassuring to people asking about the delay. I didn't plan on riding today to begin with, but many looked understandably disappointed.

gerarar2 hours ago

It’s pretty much a 95% chance that you will be called if you didn’t get the notification of doom that your BG won’t be called. Just the other day, they cycled through nearly 20+ BGs after 7pm-8pm after the ride was down for 3 hours. It seems like they’ll honor those groups they didn’t reject initially.

disneygeek902 hours ago

hey, I like my sleep!! I've been enjoying waking up at 9...

DCBaker3 hours ago

148 is the last group of the night, called around 6:50pm (14 groups less than yesterday).

Nunu3 hours ago

Thank you! 😅 Left a while ago, figured my group wasn't going to be called anymore. Oh well, a glass of wine and a cheese plate at Riviera were calling my name, so no complaints here. 😉

networkpro3 hours ago

Crowds have finally diminished enough that cast members can now get into the Studios.

DCBaker3 hours ago

There's hope! Just started calling again.

Nunu4 hours ago

It's down. Stopped at BG 132 over an hour ago.

Mac Tonight4 hours ago

"You call this a Resistance???"

MrHappy6 hours ago

So, to get this straight. 7am BGs full within ~10secs 1pm BGs full within 2hrs 46minutes ???

DCBaker7 hours ago

The 1pm boarding group window was finally filled just after 2:45pm.

Gringrinngghost7 hours ago

After 1hr and 46mn groups are called.

gerarar7 hours ago

Honestly, if the 1pm BG drop is still open after 2pm (after a whole hour), aka when park hoppers are allowed in, they should be able to get a BG!

gerarar7 hours ago

Someone mentioned here previously that they went to Guest Services or GET (can't recall which one) and asked if they could get a later backup BG, and instead they gave them a come at anytime BG. I assume it was because their group was already called or something and they wanna ride later or something.