Rise of the Resistance Virtual Queue is Getting an Update

Many guests have learned that getting a spot in the virtual queue for Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is almost impossible lately. We have some good news! Disney announced today that some changes are coming to the ride’s virtual queue.

To better help guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios plan ahead for their day at the park, Disney is piloting a new approach to the virtual queue system for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

Starting Nov. 3, 2020, here’s how it will work:

Guests with a valid ticket or annual pass and a Disney Park Pass reservation for Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be able to access the virtual queue system and check for an available boarding group starting at 7 a.m. on the day of their park reservation. This can be done before the guest leaves their Disney resort hotel, or wherever else nearby they might be at that time.

Just as it works today, the virtual queue will reopen daily at 2 p.m. for anyone who wasn’t already able to join a boarding group earlier in the day. Note: Guests must be inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios to access this second virtual queue opportunity, and access to a boarding group is subject to availability and not guaranteed.

Guests no longer need to be inside the park each morning to request a boarding group for the first virtual queue opportunity. As a reminder, they do need to be inside the park to request the 2 p.m. boarding groups. This will hopefully make a visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios more enjoyable and relaxing.

To try to maximize the number of boarding groups Disney is able to accommodate while adhering to current health and safety guidelines, a clear barrier has been added between the two rows of seats on each First Order Fleet Transport vehicle inside the attraction. This enables more guests to board Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance each day.

The attraction’s virtual queue is only accessible via the My Disney Experience mobile app. To maximize your opportunity to secure a boarding group, here are some tips we recommend you check off your list prior to your day at the park:

  • Register an account in My Disney Experience
  • Download the My Disney Experience mobile app on your smart device or ensure you’re using the most updated version of the app before you arrive at the park.
  • Link and assign all park tickets in your party to a My Disney Experience account
  • Have a valid Disney Park Pass reservation for Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the day you’re visiting
  • Select one member of your party to access the virtual queue for everyone in your group; if multiple people in your party try to join the virtual queue simultaneously, that may complicate your ability to secure a boarding group
  • Remember, virtual queue boarding groups are limited and subject to availability

This new pilot approach to the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance virtual queue is designed to give guests the best possible experience during a day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

What do you think of this change? Hopefully, it allows more guests the opportunity to experience this popular attraction!

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One thought on “Rise of the Resistance Virtual Queue is Getting an Update

  1. It’s about time! This will make it a lot better! They won’t have a large crowd trying to get in on the boarding pass at the same time in the park and the people who didn’t get a pass won’t be hanging around the park. This will also help with social distancing and will make me feel more comfortable and safe. They should do the 2 PM request for boarding passes the same way.

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