Disney Parks Blog announced that starting September 23rd, 2021, there will be a standby line instead of the virtual queue that we all have been using for Rise of the Resistance. Here’s the official announcement from Chelsea Eagle:
“From bright suns to rising moons, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge continues to call travelers to the magic of Batuu, especially with the excitement of Walt Disney World Resort’s 18-month anniversary celebration getting closer and closer. As we ramp up to “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” honoring our 50th anniversary, we’re continuing to enhance experiences thanks to the feedback from our guests.
We know our guests love choice and flexibility when planning their time in a theme park—which is why, starting Sept. 23, we will pause the use of virtual queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, and guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios may experience this incredible attraction using a traditional standby queue for the first time since it opened in 2019.
Virtual queues continue to be helpful with attraction access, merchandise launches, grand openings and more, and guests should continue to check the My Disney Experience app for the latest on how we’re using virtual queues across Walt Disney World Resort including its potential use at Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at a later date, or from time to time.
In addition to virtual queues, we’ve been investing a lot into the guest experience in other ways, including exciting new attractions on the horizon like Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure opening soon at EPCOT, and coming this fall, the new Disney Genie complimentary and convenient digital planning service designed to create your best Disney Day.
So, are you ready to rise up with the Resistance like never before? Whether this is your first time visiting the Black Spire Outpost or your 50th, we can’t wait to welcome you on your next trip to a galaxy far, far away. “
Many Guests have been asking for a standby line for a while, so this will be an opportunity for those who have struggled to get a boarding pass. What are your thoughts about Rise of Resistance going to a standby line? Let us know on our Facebook page.