Rise of the Resistance Virtual Queue/Boarding Group Breakdown Procedure

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One of the most asked questions for guests visiting Walt Disney World is “how do I get a Rise of the Resistance boarding group?”

If you have been to the parks, you know it can be difficult to obtain a boarding group for the attraction, and often causes a little anxiety for those only heading to Hollywood Studios for one day.

To combat this, we have given you our suggestions to obtaining a boarding group to Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. To explain how the system works, we are going to break down what a boarding group is and why it is in place.

Vitrual Queue/Boarding Group

When Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance was opened, a “virtual queue” was set in place to allow guests a chance to grab a “boarding group” for return spot to ride the attraction. This sounds like the perfect way to get on the attraction, but there is a very strategic method to ensure you get your boarding group!

The policy for boarding groups is the same whether you are in Walt Disney World or Disneyland, and both are complicated for those who have never done it before. We are going to break it all down for you here so you can ensure you have your spot in line to ride!

Know Before You Go:

You will have two opportunities to get a boarding group, per day. Both chances to obtain boarding groups require a park reservation for Disney Hollywood Studios.

Access to your first boarding group begins sharply at 7am. You no longer have to be in the parks to get your boarding group.  

The second opportunity to get a boarding group is just slightly different. This is at 1pm and you DO have to be inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios to obtain this boarding group.

**You want to make sure you have the My Disney Experience app downloaded and all members of your party linked at least a day before you need to obtain your boarding group. **

The Process:

7AM Boarding Group

  • Make sure you have Park Reservations for Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the day you wish to ride the attraction.
  • Link all members of your party BEFORE you arrive at the park on the My Disney Experience.
  • Be ready with your app open and logged in by 6:45am ***If you are on Disney property, log off of the Disney wifi and use your own service. Disney wifi is slow at best.
  • Click through the options on the My Disney Experience app until you see the last screen to obtain your boarding group.
  • At 6:57am start swiping down on that screen inside the app to refresh. All members of your planning party can also attempt this.
  • As soon as you see “Join Boarding Group,” tap the icon to join your group. (this is intense and you probably wont be breathing the entire time)
  • Fingers crossed you will be entered into a boarding group.
  • Once you get your boarding group, you will see the aprox return time for the boarding group. You will be able to go back to bed, or go on with your morning plans until that time.
  • Once you have your boarding group you can check back on the app to see where you are in the boarding process. There are signs up all over the park as well letting you know which group is up. Check back frequently as the ride can go down several times throughout the day causing delays in the process.
  • When you are called you will get a notification on your device letting you know you have between an hour to return to the attraction for your turn to ride.
  • When you arrive back to the attraction they will either scan your MagicBand or ticket to gain access 

 

1PM Boarding Group

  • Make sure you have Park Reservations for Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the day you wish to ride the attraction.
  • Link all members of your party BEFORE you arrive at the park on the My Disney Experience.
  • You must be in Disney’s Hollywood Studios at 1pm to take your chance at a boarding group.
  • Be ready with your app open and logged in by 12:45pm ***Log off of the Disney wifi and use your own service. Disney wifi is slow at best.
  • Click through the options on the My Disney Experience app until you see the last screen to obtain your boarding group.
  • At 12: 57pm start swiping down on that screen inside the app to refresh. All members of your planning party can also attempt this.
  • As soon as you see “Join Boarding Group,” tap the icon to join your group. (this is intense and you probably wont be breathing the entire time)
  • Fingers crossed you will be entered into a boarding group.
  • Once you get your boarding group, you will see the aprox return time for the boarding group.
  • Once you have your boarding group you can check back on the app to see where you are in the boarding process. There are signs up all over the park as well letting you know which group is up. Check back frequently as the ride can go down several times throughout the day causing delays in the process.
  • When you are called you will get a notification on your device letting you know you have between an hour to return to the attraction for your turn to ride.
  • When you arrive back to the attraction they will either scan your MagicBand or ticket to gain access

 The attraction is, by far, the best ever created in our opinion. We hope this guide was helpful and relieves any pressure you felt about the boarding groups process. The process, the ride breakdowns, and the wait are all worth it. Trust us! Channel your inner Baby Yoda and go with the flow. May the Force be with you.

 

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