Disney makes securing a boarding group for Star Wars Rise of the Resistance much more convenient

Oct 29, 2020 in "Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance"

Posted: Thursday October 29, 2020 1:07pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney's Hollywood Studios will be introducing a new Virtual Queue process for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance beginning November 3 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 2pm 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.

Disney says that it is hoping this new approach will make a day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios more enjoyable and relaxing, as guests no longer need to be inside the park each morning to request a boarding group for the first virtual queue opportunity.

The existing process sees most guests racing to enter the park and glued to their phones from 9:15am to 10am awaiting the 10 second window to open at 10am to secure a reservation. The process if often followed by audible cheers or groans depending on the outcome.

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J454614 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.