Guests Experience Rise of the Resistance WITHOUT a Boarding Group

in Walt Disney World

rise of the resistance

The popular ride, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, draws in Guests each and every day as Star Wars fans cannot wait to join the Resistance in an epic battle against the First Order.

However, if you are planning to ride Rise of the Resistance, you and your party must need a boarding group in order to get in the queue line. Those with a park reservation for Disney’s Hollywood Studios can try to grab a boarding group at 7 a.m. or 2 p.m. that day by utilizing the My Disney Experience app.

But for the first time ever, Guests without a boarding group were allowed into the Standby line yesterday evening!

Rise of the Resistance
Credit: Disney

Yesterday, August 15, just before 7 p.m., boarding groups for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance were still available as you can see in the screenshot below — something you rarely see (if ever).

rise of the resistance boarding groups
Credit: Screenshot via My Disney Experience

Then, just a little while after, Guests were let onto Rise of the Resistance, even if they did not have a boarding group — something that has never happened before. Per Scott Gustin:

another update – after 7pm, guests WITHOUT BOARDING GROUPS were allowed to ride. As of 830pm, Rise was a walk on.

We do not expect this to be a regular occurrence as it seems it depends on how many boarding groups are distributed each day and how many of those boarding groups get called, which could vary if Rise of the Resistance experiences prolonged downtime.

If you are able to obtain a boarding group through My Disney Experience, that is your best chance at getting to experience Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

More on Rise of the Resistance

rise of the resistance stormtrooper room with r5 unit in foreground
Credit: Disney

If you have never experienced the popular Star Wars attraction, Rise of the Resistance, Disney World describes the ride as:

Join the Resistance in an epic battle against the First Order on this exciting new ride.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is a massive attraction with multiple ride systems that is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced at Walt Disney World Resort… or anywhere else in the galaxy!

The Resistance needs your help! Hidden in the forest outside Black Spire Outpost, the Resistance is gathering recruits for a secret mission.

With the First Order desperate to extinguish the spark of the Resistance, the mission is bound to have unexpected twists and turns. When your transport is captured by an imposing First Order Star Destroyer filled with legions of stormtroopers—and even Kylo Ren!—you’re going to need all the help you can get. Fortunately, a covert team of Resistance fighters—including Rey and BB-8—is at the ready to give you a fighting chance to escape… and a chance for the Resistance to rise.

Prepare for a thrilling, first-of-its-kind adventure!

Stormtroopers in Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
Credit: Disney

Is Rise of the Resistance a must-do for you and your family? Let us know in the comments below.

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