Rise of the Resistance Continues Drawing Long Waits With New Standby Line

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In case you are not aware, the popular Rise of the Resistance ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios decided to pause virtual queues and move to a standby line. Just two weeks after Disney made this change, Guests continue flocking to the Park in an attempt to get in line and experience the ride.

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Credit: ITM Kelly C.

The first day Rise of the Resistance offered a standby line, Guests poured into the Park at rope drop as they anxiously awaited for Cast Members to open Galaxy’s Edge to the public. The ride even hit a whopping 220-minute wait on the morning of September 23.

We also reported on long lines just one week after this change, forcing Disney to open up areas of backstage, which you can read more about here. Now, nearly two weeks after the pause of virtual queue, Rise of the Resistance is still drawing decently long lines.

In fact, this morning just a few hours after Park opening, the ride posted a 105-minute wait, as seen in the screenshot below from My Disney Experience.

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Credit: Screenshot via My Disney Experience

We have noticed that as the day goes on, the queue for Rise of the Resistance tends to drop and suggest if you want to avoid the morning rush, to check back later in the evening for lower wait times.

Related: Disney Retires Free FastPass in Favor of New Paid “Lightning Lane” System

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!

rise of the resistance line
Credit: ITM Kelly C.

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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