Recently, Disney shared a huge update for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park at Walt Disney World Resort. Soon, this Disney World attraction in Florida will offer a standby queue. But what about the attraction at Disneyland in California? Here’s what we know!
As we reported last week, Rise of the Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World will soon be pausing the use of the virtual queue (AKA boarding group) system and will instead allow Guests to wait in a standby queue to ride the attraction.
Per Disney’s official announcement regarding the update to the ride at Walt Disney World in Florida:
We know our guests love choice and flexibility when planning their time in a theme park—which is why, starting Sept. 23, we will pause the use of virtual queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, and guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios may experience this incredible attraction using a traditional standby queue for the first time since it opened in 2019.
So, can we expect similar changes to take place at Disneyland Resort in California? Not exactly. Actually, at this time, boarding groups are here to stay at Disneyland.
Disney shared with Inside the Magic that “there are no changes to the virtual queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disneyland Resort at this time.”
There you have it! Although Rise of the Resistance at Disney World will be introducing a standby line for all Guests starting September 23, 2021, the same attraction at Disneyland will not be doing so at this time.
Currently, two attractions at Disneyland Resort utilize a virtual queue system: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park and WEB-SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure at Avengers Campus Disney California Adventure Park.
To obtain a boarding group for either attraction, Disneyland Resort ticket holders and Magic Key holders (AKA Annual Passholders) can join the virtual queue at 7 a.m. or 12 p.m. daily. Note that the virtual queue is limited; access to a boarding group is subject to availability and not guaranteed.
Should anything change about the boarding group process at Disneyland Resort — or should there be any more updates for the process at Walt Disney World Resort — we will share an update!
More on Rise of the Resistance
For more information on the Guest-favorite Disney attraction, read the official description below:
An Attraction on a Scale That Is Impressive, Most Impressive
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is a massive attraction with multiple ride systems that is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced at the Disneyland Resort… or anywhere else in the galaxy!
Accept a Mission from the Resistance
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!
Do you like the virtual queue system for Rise of the Resistance? Would you rather Disneyland introduce a standby queue for the attraction, or would you prefer to stick with the boarding group system? Let us know in the comments!