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More Small Town Snob adventures are coming soon, but this short post is to help those of you who are looking for some official information about Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the newest attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World.
Because of the popularity of this attraction, Disney has been testing new ideas to make the overall experience the best it can be.
Here’s what you need know if you will be visiting soon:
Virtual queue will be available at the published park opening time. Disney may welcome Guests onto Hollywood Boulevard prior to opening the rest of the park, and limited nearby locations will be open so you have some things to do while you wait for the park to officially open. These include Trolley Car Café where you can pick up a beverage for your own personal “jump to lightspeed,” and if you desire to grab a few galactic gifts, Keystone Clothiers will be open.
At the park’s published opening time, the virtual queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens along with offerings throughout the rest of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. ALL guests who wish to ride must be in the park (Disney’s Hollywood Studios) to access virtual queue through the My Disney Experience app, so you can't just send one member of your traveling party - you all have to get there to be assigned a boarding group.
Disney will continue to distribute backup boarding groups after the initial planned groups have been filled. Backup boarding groups will only be called if all of the initial planned boarding groups have been called back and there is capacity for more riders that evening. If they are able to accommodate boarding groups that evening, Guests will be notified through the My Disney Experience app by a push notification (be sure to enable it!). To maximize your chances of getting in a boarding group, I recommend arriving at the park at least 30 minutes prior to park opening so that you are in the park when the virtual queue opens.
The other newly-opened attraction in Galaxy's Edge, Millenium Falcon: Smuggler's Run, is a motion simulator. At this time, you have no choice but to wait for this ride in the stand-by queue.
As in typical fantastic Disney guest service, the members of the Guest Experience Team are available throughout the park to assist with questions about the virtual queue. Also - realize that Disney is still tweaking this entire experience, and will likely do so for some time, but the attraction is unlike anything else out there; it's worth getting up early and out the door to the park! Here is a POV of the attraction: Rise of the Resistance
Have a great time on Batuu, and if you need assistance with planning a Disney (or other) vacation, contact my team at Outside the Lines Travel.