Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the biggest attraction out of Disney’s latest park expansion Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, is once again changing the way that boarding groups will be distributed.
Boarding groups are of course the virtual line system that Disney is utilizing for the popular attraction in order to help with crowd control. Starting this weekend on Sunday, December 20, there will be a slight change in when boarding groups are distributed: instead of being able to join the virtual queue at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m., the times to join will be 7 a.m. and 1 p.m.
As a reminder: in 2021, those who park hop to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the second half of their park day — after 2 p.m. — will not be able to join the Rise of the Resistance boarding group virtual queue system.
Here is what Disney had to say about the upcoming change:
Calling all members of the Resistance! We are making a slight adjustment to the virtual queue process for one of the most popular experiences at Walt Disney World Resort, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.
Beginning Sunday, Dec. 20, our distribution times for virtual queue enrollment will be 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Keep in mind, to access the 1 p.m. virtual queue opportunity Guests must have a valid ticket or pass, a Disney Park Pass Reservation for Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and be inside the park. Access to a boarding group is subject to availability and not guaranteed.
As a reminder, only Guests with a Disney Park Pass reservation for Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be able to experience Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. When Park Hopper hours become available on Jan. 1, 2021, Guests visiting from another theme park will not be able to request to join the virtual queue. We encourage these Guests to explore other areas of the park, including in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge where they may experience Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run among other offerings.
So if you have an upcoming visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge be sure to check the dates of your trip with the boarding group times for Rise of the Resistance!
Remember, getting a boarding group for Rise of the Resistance is still a lottery. You are not guaranteed a spot to ride the attraction, so be sure to try a second time in the afternoon if you miss the morning boarding groups. You have two chances of reserving a spot, so be sure not to miss them!
What do you think of Rise of the Resistance changing it boarding group times again? Let us know in the comments!