Rise of the Resistance Virtual Queue Changes!
The Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios is the "must-do" attraction and has been utilizing a virtual queue system to help mitigate the crowds. A new approach to the virtual queue will be implemented starting November 3, 2020.
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 apply for an available boarding group starting at 7 a.m. on the day of their park reservation. Here's the big news - You don't need to be in the park to access the virtual queue!
The virtual queue will open again at 2 p.m. for anyone who wasn’t already able to join a boarding group earlier in the day. Please note in order to access the second virtual queue opportunity you and your party must be inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The attraction’s virtual queue is only accessible via the My Disney Experience mobile app.
Of course access to a boarding group is subject to availability and not guaranteed.
Previously you had to be inside Disney's Hollywood Studios and apply for a boarding group at 10 AM. This meant that everyone who had a theme park reservation for Hollywood Studios on that day rushed to the park right at opening to make sure that they were inside the park to try to get a boarding group.
Now you don't even have to be at the park! For the first boarding group application at 7 AM you can be in your Disney resort hotel or anywhere else nearby!
Hopefully this new system will make a day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios more enjoyable and relaxing!
Disney is also trying to maximize the number of boarding groups that they are able to accommodate while adhering to current health and safety guidelines, and have added a clear plexiglass barrier between the two rows of seats on each vehicle. What does this mean? Well this enables Disney to invite more guests to board Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance each day.
We LOVE the new approach to the virtual queue and that Disney World is listening to suggestions from guests!
News & Media Source: Disney Parks Blog