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Disney Confirms Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Boarding Groups Now Being Distributed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Scheduled Opening Time


As more and more guests ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (SW: ROTR), Disney have been testing ideas to make the overall experience the best it can be; simply put.

To ensure that all guests know what to expect when visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Hollywood Studios), Disney have announced official boarding group procedures1, as well as how to join a backup boarding group.  

1: For the time being from what we can tell. Listed below is everything you need to know:

  • Virtual queue will be available at the “published” park opening time. We may welcome guests onto Hollywood Boulevard prior to opening the rest of the park and limited nearby locations will be open. This includes Trolley Car Café and Keystone Clothiers.
  • At the park’s opening time, the virtual queue for SW: ROTR opens along with the offerings throughout the rest of Hollywood Studios. Guests must be in Disney’s Hollywood Studios to access virtual queue in the My Disney Experience app.

Due to the immense popularity of SW: ROTR, Disney will continue to distribute backup boarding groups after the planned boarding groups have been filled.

Backup boarding groups will only be called if all of the initial planned boarding groups have been called back and there is capacity for more riders that evening.

If Disney are able to accommodate backup boarding groups, guests will be notified through the My Disney Experience app by a push notification (which must be turned on at all costs!)

Guests with any questions or needing help with the virtual queue, Guest Experience Team Cast Members will be available throughout the park to assist you. You can find all our coverage on SW: ROTR here.

Source: Disney Parks Blog, Kenny the Pirate

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