If you are visiting the Disney Parks soon and want to ride two of the newest attractions at Disneyland Resort, there is only one way to do it — use the Disneyland app to join the virtual queue and obtain a boarding group.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland Park and WEB-SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure in Avengers Campus in Disney California Adventure Park both utilize a virtual queue system. The system requires Guests to obtain a boarding group in order to ride each attraction.
The virtual queue system opens twice per day — once at 7 a.m. PT and once at 12 p.m. PT — and therefore Guests have two opportunities to snag a boarding group. Sounds easy enough, right?
Well, it wasn’t always that way. When each of these attractions first opened, boarding groups were hard to come by. The rides are so popular that boarding groups used to fill up in only a matter of seconds! But now, that isn’t the case…especially if you visit on a weekday.
Weekdays are known for being some of the best days to visit the Disney Parks because, more often than not, crowds are much lower on weekdays than they are on weekends. Lately, the crowd levels on weekdays have been quite low, making attraction wait times very manageable…and making it easier than ever to get a boarding group for these two new attractions at Disneyland Resort.
Today was no different. This morning, we noticed that it was pretty easy to join the virtual queue and get a boarding group for Rise of the Resistance and WEB-SLINGERS. Naturally, Rise of the Resistance was more popular (it is a highly immersive E-ticket ride, after all), and those boarding groups did fill up faster than WEB-SLINGERS did. However, both attractions still had boarding group availability for quite a while this morning.
As you can tell on the timestamps of these screenshots, over half an hour after boarding groups opened, they were still available for both Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and WEB-SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure. Over an hour later, Rise of the Resistance was full for the time being, but WEB-SLINGERS still had some availability. At the time of this article’s publication at just after 9 a.m. PT, boarding groups are still available for WEB-SLINGERS.
We expect this afternoon will be even easier than this morning! Lately, we have noticed that getting a boarding group in the afternoon is a breeze. On Tuesday, we noticed that boarding groups were still available well after 6 p.m. PT.
The availability of boarding groups is fantastic for all Guests, whether you are only visiting with a one-day Park ticket, or you are a local and want to use your Magic Key Pass to show up to the theme parks last-minute after you can join the virtual queue.
We are eager to find out if even more Disneyland virtual queues will be introduced in the future.
What do you think of the virtual queue system at Disney Parks? Do you agree that weekdays are the best days to visit? Let us know in the comments!
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