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  • On Jan 23, 2020
    Lloyd from PA Asked

    Two seniors going early June and we’re concerned we may not be able to ride “Rise of the Resistance”. Everything I’ve read indicates that once you enter the park at rope drop, the “boarding groups” are filled within minutes. Maybe by June it’s better .

    Hello Lloyd! It is always a pleasure when a fellow resident of the Keystone State comes to visit the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am happy to help you plan your adventure into a galaxy far, far away!

    Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance has certainly proven to be an extremely popular attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios! I recently had the opportunity to enjoy this attraction and found it to be the most technologically advanced ride that I have experienced at any of the Disney Parks! In all honesty, it feels more like an 18-minute long movie adventure than a ride!

    You are correct, to experience Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance you must join a Boarding Group. This is available through the My Disney Experience Mobile App, which you can download to your mobile device. You may join a Boarding Group as soon as you tap your Magic Band to enter Disney's Hollywood Studios. However, you can only join a Boarding Group once regular operating hours have opened for the park that day. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance currently does not operate during Extra Magic Hours. So, for example, if you arrive at Disney's Hollywood Studios and enter at 7:00AM for Extra Magic Hours, you won't be able to join a Boarding Group until the park opens for all guests at 8:00AM.

    While "hope" is a huge theme in Star Wars, I don't believe the demand for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will be any lower in June than now. However, you are already well aware of the procedure for accessing this ride! That certainly gives you a good start! Also, keep in mind that Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, which is the other attraction in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is now operating with FastPass+ reservations! 

    Lloyd, May the Force be with you as you plan your adventure into Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios! 

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan G.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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