Since Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opened in 2019, you were required to have a Boarding Pass to ride. Guests would have to go on the My Disney Experience App at 7 a.m. and try to grab a Boarding Pass as quickly as possible. Many Guests would complain that they would be gone within seconds and they would not have their chance. Starting today, September 23rd, 2021, Disney’s Hollywood Studios said goodbye to the virtual queue. Now they have a standby line, and I was there today to report how it was going.
Large crowds arrived early to get their spot. Guests were lined up before the Park even officially opened. Cast Members did their best to keep the crowd under control. The Park hadn’t even been open for five minutes, and the wait time was already 150 minutes.
There is tape on the ground to create lines in the majority of the line is kept outside. With the virtual queue, once it was your time, the line would move pretty fast, but now Guests will have to ask themselves if it’s worth waiting or not. Since many Guests will be traveling for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World on October 1st, it will be interesting to see the wait times. The Parks are pretty calm right now, but it will be interesting to see if waits will be even longer. Many Guests ran to Rise of the Resistance as other rides like Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run only had a 15 minute wait.
The line for Rise of the Resistance continues to grow and gets longer as the minutes go by. I will report tomorrow what the longest wait time was throughout the whole day. Disney says this is “subject to change at any time without notice” so we will see if this is a permanent change or not. This is an amazing attraction, so you can see why people are so excited to ride.
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