Rise of the Resistance Continues to Draw LONG Lines Despite Lightning Lane

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The popular Rise of the Resistance ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios decided to pause virtual queues and move to a standby line a few weeks ahead of the Lightning Lane debut, Disney’s new paid FastPass system. 

Now, even with Lightning Lane, the Star Wars ride is drawing long lines, filled with eager Guests who either do not want to pay to ride or could not grab a Lightning Lane spot prior to it selling out.

Related: Rise of the Resistance Standby Forces Disney to Open Backstage

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On Monday, October 25, Rise of the Resistance posted a wait time of 115 minutes, which you can see in the screenshot below, taken at approximately 1:00 p.m. EST.

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Credit: Screenshot via My Disney Experience

Prior to Lightning Lane debuting, Rise of the Resistance has posted at times as high as 150-minutes in the past, so it seems a two hour, or a two and a half hour, wait time is the new normal for this ride now that it offers a standby queue.

If you want to ride Rise of the Resistance, but do not want to pay the $15 per person, or cannot obtain a Lightning Lane selection, you can opt to wait in the standby line. If you do, we recommend continuing to check the My Disney Experience app for the most up-to-date information, including the current standby wait time.

More on Rise of the Resistance

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Credit: ITM Rebekah B.

The official description of Rise of the Resistance reads:

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!

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Credit: ITM Rebekah B.

Have you visited Hollywood Studios recently? How long did you wait in the standby line for Rise of the Resistance? Let us know in the comments below.

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