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Everything to Know About Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney World

Guide to Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney WorldWhen Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge first opened, it was the first time frogs could live their own adventure in a galaxy far, far away. This heavily themed land makes you truly feel like you are on another planet! That immersion took on a whole other level with Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. With a 20-minute experience and incredible technology, this ride is a game-changer. Not only is the attraction itself one of the most technologically advanced that Disney has ever created (utilizing FOUR different ride systems!), but also, the way guests initially accessed the ride was toadally new.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney World was the first attraction to require a Boarding Group, but other attractions have picked up virtual queues. The latest? Remy's Ratatouille Adventure over at EPCOT! As of Sept. 23, 2021, Boarding Groups have been paused for Rise of the Resistance. That means for the first time since the ride opened in 2019, a standby line is in operation! However, during peak times, Boarding Groups may return, so keep this information handy just in case you need it during your time on Batuu. And now there's a new, paid way to access Rise of the Resistance — as an individual Lightning Lane selection!

In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about Rise of the Resistance, including how to access the ride via standby, Lightning Lane service and virtual queue. Grab your lightsaber!

Overview | Using the Standby Queue | Accessing Rise of the Resistance as an Individual Lightning Lane Selection | Using a Virtual Queue for Rise of the Resistance | Tips and Tricks

A Complete Guide to Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Guide to Rise of the Resistance - BB-8 and Rey

This immersive attraction is located in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios. You're placed in the heart of the action as the Resistance needs your help with a secret mission! Join fellow recruits on a thrilling mission against the First Order as you try to escape the Star Destroyer. You'll see some familiar faces from the films, including Rey and Kylo Ren. With interactive cast members and an incredible trackless system, this experience is truly out-of-this-world. If you're OK with spoilers before you ride, you can check out the full queue and pre-show in the video Tad shot below! It's one of the most popular rides at Disney World, and for good reason. Every time we ride, we notice something new!

Using the Standby Queue to Access Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

As we mentioned earlier, in September 2021, the use of the virtual queue system was paused for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Many of us had mastered using our datapads to get a group by that time, but for many others, this presented the first opportunity to ride using the standby line. Here's what to know about the standby line: when Boarding Groups are in operation, the standby queue does not exist. Bookmark this post and hop back before your next visit — we'll keep this post updated so that you know the best way to access this ride ahead of time! Another way to see whether or not Rise is operating with a Boarding Group is via the My Disney Experience app; if you see a standby wait time, a standby queue is in operation. If you see the Rise of the Resistance module with deets about the Boarding Group process, a Boarding Group is in use. (Disney initially gave the caveat that the virtual queue may return during peak or busy times, so it's possible!)

When Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is operating normally with a standby queue, you can hop into the line like you would any other attraction. With the popularity of this ride, expect long waits, as many guests will have the first chance to experience this ride now that standby is available. We've seen this wait time fluctuate from 60 to 155 minutes on any given day (and know that during busy times, this range will probably go even higher). If Rise is a must-do for you, and standby is the best option for your fam, hop in line toward the end of the evening as the wait tapers.

If you're anything like me, the first thing you're probably thinking is, "What do I do about the restroom in a two-hour line?" Well, as the mom of two tadpoles, I got to experience this myself! If you need a bathroom break, notify the next cast member in the queue. The cast member will then escort you to the restroom (this one was behind a top-secret door just for that reason, so you won't need to walk through the land to another restroom). They'll then walk you back to the line to jump back in.

Purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane Selection for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is now available as an individual Lightning Lane selection. Using the My Disney Experience app, guests can select two premium attractions each day to purchase skip-the-line access. Disney World Resort hotel guests can access these choices at 7 a.m. each day, while off-site guests can access them at park opening. These add-ons can range from $7 to $15 per person, per day — and pricing varies from day to day. You may see a higher price for these attractions during peak times, for example. And the more in-demand the ride, the higher the price is likely to be (for example, Expedition Everest may be $8 while Rise of the Resistance is $15).

If you're a Disney World Resort hotel guest and riding Rise is a must-do for you, Lightning Lane may be a good option for you. When it comes to thinking about Genie+ and individual Lightning Lane selections, the question becomes how much do you value your time? Is it worth it to you to pay rather than wait for a few hours in line? If so, it's essential to hop on to My Disney Experience at 7 a.m. — these spots go quickly and do sell out!

For off-site guests, to date, there have been some days where individual Lightning Lane selections for Rise of the Resistance are sold out before park opening, which means standby would be the only way to access. Regardless of where you are staying, it's crucial to be prompt in selecting your individual Lightning Lane selection for Rise — don't wait! — since they sell out.

For more information, hop over to our full post on Genie+.

Experiencing Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance with a Virtual Queue

There may be times where a virtual queue is utilized for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. During these select times, only those who join the virtual queue and receive a Boarding Group may access the attraction. No standby queue will be available. Individual Lightning Lane selections would remain available as usual. We'll be sure to update this post as things evolve, but the best way to see if a virtual queue is in place at any given time is using the My Disney Experience app. When a virtual queue is in place, here's what you'll need to know!

Before You Arrive at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

To start, you’ll need the latest version of the My Disney Experience app to join the virtual queue. You'll want to download it the night before, so you're ready to go at 7 a.m. (Pssst — check out our full guide to using My Disney Experience for even more tips and tricks!) It’s also very important to add your entire party to your Family and Friends list. While there are no limits to the number of people who can join a Boarding Group, only guests with valid admission and a Disney Park Pass reservation for Hollywood Studios are able to access the virtual queue system at 7 a.m. on the day of their reservation. Thanks to recent app changes, you can confirm your party before 7 a.m. as opposed to being part of the Boarding Group sign-up process. If you don't get a Boarding Group at 7 a.m., you'll still have a second chance at 1 p.m. 

Like we mentioned above, if you want to book Rise of the Resistance as your individual Lightning Lane selection for the day, you can access it at 7 a.m. (for Disney World Resort hotel guests) or park opening (all other guests) using the My Disney Experience app. When you reserve, you'll be able to choose a return time from the available windows. In order to reserve, you'll either need a park hopper ticket or a park pass reservation for Hollywood Studios on the same day.

What Is a Boarding Group and How to Join to Ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance - Stormtrooper Officers on Patrol

A Boarding Group was previously the only way to access Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney World. Once you've joined a Boarding Group, you’ll be assigned a Boarding Group number. These Boarding Group numbers are then notified in chronological order when it’s time to return to the attraction and enter the queue. You may get an estimated time wait time (such as 20 minutes or 210 minutes) but otherwise, the time depends on how quickly the ride can accommodate the Boarding Groups before you, so don't take the wait time too strictly.

Rise of the Resistance - Join a Boarding Group Screenshot

In order to join the virtual queue, you'll need to access the My Disney Experience app at either 7 a.m. (any location) or 1 p.m. (inside the park). On the homepage of the app, there will be a section named "Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance - Request Access with Virtual Queue." Click on the Join button. This is where you and your selected friends and family members can join a Boarding Group. Note that guests must be inside Hollywood Studios at 1 p.m. to access this second opportunity, which is subject to availability and not guaranteed. Park hoppers will not be able to join the virtual queue, as park hopping hours begin at 2 p.m. 

You'll want to confirm quickly and use your speedy fingers to click through the screens. Boarding Groups can fill up within the first few seconds, so you should be ready on your phone before the clock strikes the hour. Our best tip is to open the app right around 6:58 a.m. (or 12:58 p.m.). About a minute before the hour, pull down on the screen to refresh and a blue Join button should appear.

Disney may implement backup Boarding Groups. Once the initial Boarding Groups have been filled, you may be notified that you are joining a backup group (this cut-off Boarding Group number changes depending on the day). These backup groups will only be called if all of the initially planned groups have been called and there is the capacity for additional riders. Joining these backup groups does not guarantee access to the ride. A push notification will be sent through the app if your backup group is called.

You’ve Joined a Boarding Group! What Happens Now?

Rise of the Resistance - Boarding Groups Called Screenshot

Congratulations! Now that you’ve successfully joined a Boarding Group, you can get ready for the rest of your day. If you still want to head to the park early, we'd suggest taking advantage of any rides with low wait times or making a beeline toward your next priority ride (Slinky Dog, anyone?).

Once you're in the park, you can keep track of your Boarding Group's status through the My Disney Experience app. Be sure to turn your push notifications on so that you’ll receive a notification when your Boarding Group is called! There are also digital boards that display exactly which groups are boarding throughout the park. Once it’s your Boarding Group’s turn, you'll be assigned a one-hour window to return to the attraction’s entrance and check-in with the cast members to enter the queue. Cast members will have to scan your MagicBand or park ticket card, so have those ready to go!

If your Boarding Group is a higher number and isn’t expected to be called until later in the day, you may leave the park and return to your hotel to swim in those luxurious heated pools or take a nap. But keep in mind that you'll only have an hour to return once your Boarding Group is called! We suggest staying inside the park so you don't run the risk of missing your arrival window.

If the ride happens to shut down in order to work out some kinks, there is a chance you could experience a delay. Boarding Groups will stop being called, and entry into the queue will be closed if you're not already in line. Once the ride is up and running again, the order of Boarding Groups will pick up where it was left off. Your return window will be extended if a delay causes you to miss your expiration time, but still keep a close eye on which Boarding Groups are allowed entry.

With the possibility of ride delays, joining a Boarding Group does not guarantee that you'll be able to ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

Other Tips for Accessing Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance - Stormtroopers

  • If the virtual queue is operating and you have a DAS card, you’ll still need to secure a spot in a Boarding Group first. Once your Boarding Group is called, you’ll show your DAS card to the cast members, who will direct you to the Lightning Lane.
  • Rider Switch is available for this attraction! Speak with a cast member at the attraction for more information. (When a virtual queue is in place, you'll need to secure a Boarding Group before utilizing the service.)
  • Each guest cannot get more than one virtual boarding pass and individual Lightning Lane selection for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance per day. (But if the virtual queue is in use, you could join the virtual queue and pay for the individual Lightning Lane access to ride twice.)
  • We've found that turning off Disney's Wi-Fi and using our cellular data works best when trying to access My Disney Experience, whether you're trying to book a Boarding Group or individual Lightning Lane selection (along with our speedy fingers). If you wish to get a Boarding Group at the second distribution time, try to find a less crowded spot in the park where there aren't many others around you. If you're off property at 7 a.m., just make sure you have a good signal wherever you are! Move to an area that gives you the most bars.
  • In the morning, set an alarm on your phone for 6:55 a.m. (when trying for an individual Lightning Lane selection) and 12:55 p.m. (if you're trying for the later Boarding Group distribution time) so you don't froget!
  • If you're visiting with more than one person, we've heard of families designating one person as the "timekeeper" and one as the "pass getter." The timekeeper will watch the world clock on their phone to be able to give the heads up about a minute before the queue opens to the designated pass getter. The pass getter should then refresh that first page repeatedly until the "join" button turns blue — then tap it!
  • Move quickly if you do get past the first "Join" page! Stay speedy as you select your group (which should be automatically selected based on who has a Disney Park Pass reservation to Disney's Hollywood Studios in your party that day). Outside of skimming to select your party, as others in the Frog Pond will tell you, don't waste any precious time reading the text in each step.
  • Try not to be discouraged if you don't get a Boarding Group at 7 a.m., as you can try again later! Follow the same steps to prepare for the 1 p.m. distribution time. There is always a chance you won't get able to obtain a Boarding Group. We recommend setting expectations before you go to the park and not letting the disappointment ruin the rest of your day.
  • Be sure to have your push notifications on and keep an eye on the app, as you only have a one-hour return window and may need to jump to the queue quickly.
  • If you find that your ride return time may overlap with a dining or experience reservation, visit a Guest Relations member (generally under blue umbrellas) and they'll be hoppy to help.
  • If you're hoping to reserve Rise of the Resistance as a paid individual Lightning Lane selection, don't delay, as spots go quickly for the day!
  • Remember: If all else fails and you've packed your patience, a standby line is now available for this epic experience.

Are you ready to ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney World? Do you have any other questions about accessing the ride? Share in the comments below. 

Related: Our Galactic Guide to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney World

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Nov 28, 2020 at 11:18 p.m. Lisa Thomas Says...

We are planning on visiting Jan.2. The park hopper option is available then. I believe we have to have an admission ticket to Hollywood studios in order to try to get in virtual line for the boarding group at 7am. So we have to visit Hollywood studios first. What if our boarding group is late or we don’t get into one at 7am and have to try again at 2pm? It seems like we might not be able to hop to a second park.

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Nov 30, 2020 at 8:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa!

You are correct on needing admission and a Disney Park Pass to Hollywood Studios to be eligible to ride Rise of the Resistance. And our understanding is the same as yours on park hopping, as well - you can begin hopping at 2 p.m., but like you said, if you get a Boarding Group during the second wave, you may have to stay put at Hollywood Studios to ride. You could always try to hop after you ride, but as you noted, your time in the second park may be limited. If you'll be hopping around the rest of your trip, you may find a Park Hopper worth it - if you'll only be there for one day, or think that you won't be hopping much given the circumstances, a base ticket may be the best choice for now. We'll keep you posted as we hear more!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 26, 2020 at 4:39 p.m. Paige Says...

How "nearby" do you have to be to join? I'm a student at UCF and was hopping that I don't have to drive closer to the parks to join and can just do it here from my dorm. Thanks!

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Nov 30, 2020 at 12:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Paige!

We've seen reports of people from Miami being able to snag one - so far, we haven't seen any reports of distance being an issue, so we think you should be all set from UCF! Have fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 19, 2020 at 6:20 p.m. C.C. Writer Says...

does anyone not see how ridiculous this is? A 4,000 word essay on how to score a pass on ROTR - WITH NO GUARANTEE YOU'LL GET ON??

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Nov 17, 2020 at 9:12 p.m. Shawn S Says...

I was in Hollywood Studios today and I somehow got a boarding group. Well I'm disabled and I have a sensitivity to sunlight, so when 2pm came and went I started to think I might not be able to do this ride (I was in group 49 by the way). I've never cried in a Disney Park, but I felt like crying then. I was exhausted, I was starting to get blisters, and the stress from all of this brought on mussel spasms. The virtual queue is unfair in general, but it is most unfair to those with disabilities and limitations. If I were to simply join the queue in person or try and get a fast pass, or even use my DAS pass, I know I would have ridden the ride and not pushed myself beyond my limits.

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Nov 3, 2020 at 8:25 p.m. Derek Says...

Hopefully Disney works hardest on getting the ride much more reliable. That's the most frustrating part of being in the queue. I can see them eventually removing the dynamics of some features that breakdown frequently and making the ride less interesting.

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Oct 17, 2020 at 12:50 p.m. La Rae Says...

If the park opens at 10am and we have to be inside the park before securing a spot via the app boarding process, how do we do that and wait to get into the park simultaneously? Not everyone gets into the park right at 10am I’m assuming.

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Oct 19, 2020 at 11:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi La Rae!

All of the parks allow guests in a bit before official park opening. We recommend arriving at Hollywood Studios about an hour before it opens to give you ample time to park and get through security. During our last visit, we were in the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster line as we tried to get a Boarding Group :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 13, 2020 at 2:36 p.m. Paulette Says...

Is there any way to a "baby hand-off" on this ride? How do you handle family members that are too young to ride and still allow other family members to experience this ride?

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Oct 13, 2020 at 11:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Paulette!

Rise of the Resistance does participate in the Rider Switch service. First, you'll need to get a Boarding Group for anyone in your party who would like to ride using the steps in this post. Then, during the time your Boarding Group is called to ride, go with your entire party to the cast member at the queue, and let them know you'd like to participate in the Rider Switch service. The first party will go in to ride, and then the second party of up to three guests utilizing the Rider Switch Service will be eligible to ride afterward. Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 13, 2021 at 3:01 p.m. Sarah Davis Says...

I was wondering this same thing! On Disney website it says ROR doesn’t participate in rider switch but you’re sure it does?

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Jan 14, 2021 at 7:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah!

To our knowledge, yes, Rise of the Resistance still offers Rider Switch! Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 12, 2020 at 5:20 p.m. Jeremy Segal Says...

Kids absolutely loived this ride even though it broke 2 out of the 3 days we went on it / were at this park. With breakdowns you are not allowed to leave the que and each one took 2 1/2 - 3 hours to fix and get the ride running again. Boy what fun.

Regrettably the park does not have many rides either. With the new process of no "Park Hopping" you must stay at this one park or go back to your resort / shop / other. The rides are fun but even with a 13 & 10 year old, they got tired of TOT, TSM and RRC after their 3rd or 4th time each day.

It's a different world out there right now.

While Dis World is still fun, it's not for our family who have been there enough to know this new way is not what we like.

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Sep 29, 2020 at 8:28 p.m. Amanda Says...

Do you have advise on whether or not it is best to be connected to wifi or not? I have heard conflicting opinions on it. Also, does staying on property increase your chances of getting a spot?? Thanks!

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Sep 29, 2020 at 3:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda!

We definitely recommend staying off of Wi-Fi since it can get slow with so many others connecting to it :) All guests have an equal shot at getting a Boarding Group (including those staying off-site). We hope this helps - good luck!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 23, 2020 at 9:11 p.m. Melissa Says...

Hi! 2 questions

We are a party of 10. Can I get a RoR bearding group for all 10 of us? And also I hear conflicting reports on whether to individually select each person in my party when requesting a group. We are linked as family and friends, so do I need to click all ten when asking to join group, or will all 10 be added? Seems selecting all 10 would slow down fast fingers while requesting a boarding group. Thank you

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Sep 28, 2020 at 8:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa!

There was a recent app change that helps large parties - when you go to select your Boarding Group, the app will automatically check the box next to any members of your Friends and Family group who are eligible (as in, they have entered the park for the day). No need to manually select anymore! :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 22, 2020 at 11:04 a.m. Chris Says...

We tried twice yesterday- to no avail.

After our first unsuccessful try - standing near the entrance after having double-checked with two cast members that I was on the right page and all I needed to do was “hit” join as soon as my clock turned to 10 but not a second early (which I did), I spoke with one of the guest relations representatives stationed in the area to help assuage the frustrations of upset guests. He explained the reasons and process blah blah blah and told me there might have been a glitch or something with my phone so make sure to see some some at a blue umbrella kiosk before the 2 o’clock drop.

We also met several other equally frustrated people trying to get help between 10 and 2. Mostly people like us - a bit older and/or with teens who aren’t super tech savvy staying with friends or relatives.

Unlike what the guest relations rep said, there were NOT kiosks all over the park. There are only two open during the reopening. Both near the front. Once we finally found an open kiosk (followed Kevin’s directions to the closest one- closed; asked nearest cast member for closest tech station/blue umbrella kiosk, walked there... closed; repeat; hurry back to build our droids at droid depot and have some awesome blue milk and interact with the resistance for a bit; then back on track to find the ever elusive blue umbrella people - actual search time: almost 1.5 hours of zigzagging the park not doing what we wanted to be doing but getting really annoyed and physically overheated in the process). Once we found them, they we amazing!!!! We found out nothing was wrong with my phone/settings, I did have the latest version of myDisneyexperience, I was using data NOT WiFi, HOWEVER, because I had not “refreshed” my screen within a minute of trying to join, it probably took my phone longer than other phones to load and link. ALSO, we learned only one of us should be logged into the app, we should use the newest smart phone we have with the strongest charge, AND we would not only need to hit join, we would need to immediately look near the bottom of the page and quickly (repeatedly) hit the next blue button that popped up (either join or continue or confirm) and then (IF WE WON) in super quick succession a third screen would pop-up and we’d need to confirm that one, too, or we’d get a late boarding number or even lose our spot.

So, for the second go round at 2. We did all those things. Got out of line for Toy Mania (we’d stood in it for 30 minutes but it went faster than expected and we were inside the building at 1:45. We did not want to risk slow connection speeds, so we got out of line. We did everything just like the tech guy explained. This time at least we got through to the second screen - within 30seconds (the clockface still read 2:00), instead of just getting the note that says “not currently enrolling Guests” we got a message in orangish-red letters stating it was full. BUT, probably 15 - 20 seconds later we hear two eruptions - one next to us and one up the hill - “Yes!” and “Got em!” One was a younger couple: staying at PopCentury. The other an older couple who’d ridden a few times before: they have WD timeshare. I only talked with three other people who rode the ride yesterday, but they all were staying on property. We decided to stay with friends this time. Between being a group of three and not-staying on property, I’m not sure which is the worse offense for the algorithm, but there’s a lot more to the virtual queue than downloading the app and clicking join.

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Oct 6, 2020 at 1:52 a.m. Bonnie Says...

Chris, I am so sorry that you weren’t able to ride. But you saved our vacation today! Last night I read your comment, and basically used it to warn my four teens that the ride they wanted to do more than anything, probably wouldn’t work out. We are staying off-property and I don’t have any other kind of perk. But I did follow your tips to the letter. My husband stood beside me with some kind of “exact time website” on his phone and did a countdown for me. We made sure we had great cell service and no one else in the family was on the app. The big difference maker that came from reading your comment, was that there would be multiple screens to click through. I literally went as fast as I could tap, hitting “join” or “confirm” without even reading what was said. That was the difference between Boarding group 43 (us) and not getting to board at all ( a family 20 feet from us). Thank you thank you THANK YOU! You are our hero! ????

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Oct 6, 2020 at 12:28 a.m. Lance Says...

Chris, I'm with you on this. The article is annoying because it makes getting a boarding group easy. We've been to the park twice, followed all the steps spoke with guest relations.... still can't get in. In my opinion disney has created a tremendous amount of bad feelings with guest with this ride queuing system. People travel from very far away to want to try this ride and getting on is decided by a roll of the dice. I've seen little kids break down and cry, older non tech savvy seniors befuddled and adults swear. Disney should dump the virtual queue and go back to people lining up to get into their boarding groups.

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Oct 27, 2020 at 5:54 p.m. Tammy Says...

I totally agree with you Lance! My family was in HS a couple of weeks ago. We tried at both 10 and 2 on both of our visits that week and could not get a boarding group. BTW we are DVC members, so I'm not sure that helps. We're tired of getting up early and spending way more time in HS than we'd like to just to be disappointed time and time again with this ridiculous boarding group process. Please Disney, go back to Fast Pass+ and give everyone a fair shot at getting on ROR.

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Sep 17, 2020 at 7:04 p.m. Joe Says...

Question... I have breakfast reservations at Floridian at 8:20...Park opens at 10...How early do you think Ill need to be there to hopefully secure a spot? Thinking i may have to scrap breakfast? tnx

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Sep 17, 2020 at 3:46 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joe!

In our most recent experience (on a weekday), it took us about 12 minutes to park and 8 minutes to walk to the entrance of Hollywood Studios and get through all of the screenings and touchpoints; we arrived at the parking lot shortly after 9 and were in the park at 9:30. That said, we'd probably scrap the table-service breakfast that morning so that there's no time constraints to worry over! :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 30, 2020 at 4:04 p.m. Marisa Purificato Says...

My app is showing queue times at 12 and 2. It’s 12:02 and it’s already full. Does it really start at 10?

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Aug 31, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marisa!

Yes, the Boarding Groups open at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 31, 2020 at 5:35 a.m. Christy Says...

I read you know have 1 hour instead of 2 hours to return to ride. What happens if your time falls on a dining reservation? Thank you!

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Jul 31, 2020 at 10:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christy!

That's correct; your return time is now one hour rather than two. When you get the Boarding Group, it doesn’t provide you with an exact time initially (it’s more of an estimate guess) and it’ll especially get harder to determine a return time if the ride breaks down. We’d only worry about it until you get your notification, and then suggest making a beeline to a Guest Relations kiosk (which can be found all around the land) if you have a dining reservation in the next hour. If you haven’t gotten a notification but the dining reservation is up next, then we’d check the digital board next to the Frozen theater before you check in to the dining reservation. The board will show you exactly which Boarding Group numbers are being called. If your number is close, then we’d suggest hopping to a kiosk. Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 30, 2020 at 4:08 a.m. Jessica Helmick Says...

I hope I win so I can finally take my son to have fun

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May 7, 2020 at 2:27 a.m. Lori Says...

Hello. I am going to Disney World with my kids and grandkids in a couple of months, and can't wait to go on this ride (hopefully the parks will be open by then). All together, there are 11 of us, do we have any chance of getting a boarding group with a party of that size? I would hate to break us up into smaller groups and then have some get to ride and others not able to. Thank you.

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May 8, 2020 at 8:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lori!

Previously, we have been told that Boarding Groups are limited to 8 people; with a larger party, we'd recommend separating into two smaller groups. If you end up with different Boarding Group numbers, the cast members at any Guest Relations kiosk (you'll find them in Galaxy's Edge too!) can help you merge them so you're all in the same group. Have a great time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 23, 2020 at 5:18 a.m. Craig Says...

Hi. I will be using a ECV when arriving to Disney Studios. Is their a separate entrance I can enter in order to bypass the 200+ people. I'm afraid I will get stuck in the middle of everyone and they will just block my way in.

Thank you

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Mar 31, 2020 at 8:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Craig!

There is not a permanent separate entrance for ECVs or wheelchairs, but the gates to the far right are often opened for wheelchairs and disabilities in the morning for this purpose. If they are not, you can head to Guest Services on the far right of the entrance (to the right of the monorail exit). At this location, you can request the DAS if you need it and also ask for assistance getting through if you suspect you will have a problem. Enjoy your time at Hollywood Studios!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 6, 2020 at 6:17 p.m. Mary Y. Says...

With the Disney app, does only 1 person try to get a boarding pass? Or does everyone in the party try at the same time?

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Mar 11, 2020 at 3:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mary,

We've personally been successful with only one person attempting to join a Boarding Group, but it is possible for everyone in the party to try at the same time. If multiple people are trying, it's important that you all are connected as Family and Friends in My Disney Experience and you add everyone to the same Boarding Group party, so you aren't split up into different groups. We've found that it's best to stay off WiFi and use data instead. Good luck!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 28, 2020 at 5:16 p.m. Joanna Says...

We are staying at Boardwalk. If we scan into the park 30 min before opening time and leave right away could we still try to get into a boarding group? I'd rather enter the park then leave back to the hotel and grab some breakfast instead of standing in a crowd in HS!

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Feb 28, 2020 at 11:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joanna!

You need to be physically present in the park to get a Boarding Group (if you scan in and leave, the option won't pop up for you in My Disney Experience). However, once you join a Boarding Group as the park opens, you are able to leave and return if you'd like!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 24, 2020 at 10:41 p.m. Eyeguy Says...

Great information...Thanks! We are heading to Orlando the end of March. While waiting in line for the park to open in the morning, is there access to bathroom facilities?

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Feb 25, 2020 at 11:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Eyeguy!

Great question, and the answer is yes! Before entering the park, you can find restrooms near the Skyliner hub in the parking lot. The park generally starts letting guests in (without access to rides or stores) about an hour before the posted opening time, and bathrooms on Hollywood Boulevard (including those just inside the main entrance) are open then as well.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 20, 2020 at 5:58 p.m. Slay Says...

Just did Hollywood yesterday. Arrived at 6:30 am. Was approx 50 people back in the line. Of course, my family is looking at me like "what on earth"? Nevertheless, a cast member went down our line not only ensuring we were in straightish lines but also asking if we had active tickets (not vouchers) as, according to him, would hold up the line.

I was thankful for this. Once reaching Manns theatre, there were 2 options Left for Star Wars or Right for Toy Story. It was a brisk walk to the edge of Galaxys Edge. We were stopped here. My family's tix were linked via MDE app on my phone. I turned off my wifi and used cellular data. I kept my screen refreshed. In the hour or so that we stood there, I closed and reopened MDE app a couple of times to ensure it would work properly. At 07:59, everyone was looking at their phone. At 08:00 exactly I was able to request a boarding pass. THIS IS A THEEE STEP PROCESS! In your rush to get a pass ensure you add each person in your group individually, ensuring there is a checkmark next to each person in your group. Cheers erupt 15 seconds later from the hundreds who were successful in crowds of thousands. We got group number 25. The family from Canada next to us were group 58. Luck of the draw. Side note, if you are from outside the US, ENSURE you have your cellular data purchased and tested. This will cut back on your stress. At about 08:00:30, the rope dropped and we entered into Galalxys Edge. We walked onto Smugglers Run then over to Star Tours with about a 25 minute standby line then onto Resistance about an hour later. We rocked our Fast Passes for the other popular rides for the rest of the day. Up EARLY but well worth it!!

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Feb 20, 2020 at 2:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Woohoo! Thanks for sharing with us, Slay - those are great tips, and we are so hoppy to hear that you and your family had an awesome day!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 19, 2020 at 8:41 p.m. Thomas Lee Says...

It sounds a lot easier than it actually is. We went on two separate days and were is the park at or prior to the opening time with the app open and haven't gotten on the ride yet. The first day we didn't get a boarding group by 8:02 a.m. and the 2nd day we were a stand by group 114 (never got above group 90) and we were in the park 20 min. before park opened with app. waiting.

Cell network gets bogged down with so many people accessing right at park opening time.

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Feb 26, 2020 at 1:46 p.m. Christine Says...

We anticipated this and waited in Animation Courtyard. The service is better there.

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Feb 26, 2020 at 8 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Thanks for the tip, Christine!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 19, 2020 at 5:52 a.m. Javier Santizo Says...

Hi, I purchased a park hopper ticket and plan on going to Hollywood studios and Animal Kingdom. Can I enter the virtual queue when entering Animal Kingdom or do I have to be in Hollywood studios? If I have to be in Hollywood studios can I get into the virtual queue, leave for Animal Kingdom and then come back to Hollywood studios when its time to enter the attraction?

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Feb 19, 2020 at 8:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Javier!

You will need to be in Disney's Hollywood Studios to join a Boarding Group; however, once you've joined, you can leave the park and hop back when it's your turn to ride.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 19, 2020 at 2:40 a.m. Gary Says...

Does joining a queue count against the three allowable Fast Passes?

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Feb 19, 2020 at 8:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gary!

It does not - the Boarding Group is separate from your FastPass allotment :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 18, 2020 at 5:23 p.m. Shirley Says...

Hi, me and my family have tickets to Disneyland only, NOT the hopper ticker for the Disney California Experience As well.. Can we still show up at the Disney Hollywood Studios (which is on the California Experience side) area early to scan our tickets So that we can join the virtual queue.

Thanks!

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Feb 18, 2020 at 1:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shirley!

If you don't have hopper tickets, you'll want to scan in at Disneyland Park to try your hand at the virtual queue. If you scan in on the California Adventure side, that will count as your park for the day, which means you won't be able to hop back over to Disneyland to get to Galaxy's Edge if you get a Boarding Group for Rise of the Resistance :) Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 16, 2020 at 9:06 p.m. Bella Says...

Does the entire family have to be there at rope drop to get on the virtual line or can one person get for the everyone?

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Feb 18, 2020 at 1:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bella!

Anyone who would like to ride will need to be physically in the park to be eligible to be added to a Boarding Group (the app can tell based on who has scanned in at the turnstiles). So if the whole fam would like to join a Boarding Group, they'd all need to be in Hollywood Studios to join the virtual queue (though just one person can create a Boarding Group for a party of multiple people, as long as everyone in that party is currently in the park and everyone is connected on My Disney Experience). Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 15, 2020 at 2:24 p.m. Dave Says...

If I have a Friends & Family group of 8 people, but only three of us are interested in riding Rise of the Resistance, can I form a Boarding Group of just those three people (assuming all three of us are in the park when I try to sign us up)?

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Feb 18, 2020 at 12:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dave!

You sure can! Like you mentioned, the three of you wanting to ride will want to be in Hollywood Studios by the time that the park officially opens to try your hand at getting a Boarding Group. Much like with booking a FastPass, you will then manually select your party members to join the Boarding Group, so be sure that you are all linked in My Disney Experience as Family and Friends!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 8, 2020 at 7:27 p.m. Lisa Says...

Hi!

What if the boarding call interferes with my fastpasses?

Lisa

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Feb 10, 2020 at 8:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa!

Since there's generally a two-hour window, you should have some wiggle room - but if you find that you're called during a FastPass time, visit one of the Guest Relations kiosks near the land. They'll be able to help you out! :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 29, 2020 at 9:28 a.m. SharonS Says...

For a husband and wife, Is it better to use the same account with the same password on two different phones...or to have two separate accounts each with it's own separate passwords? Which makes it easiest and fastest to check in? Thank you!

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Jan 29, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sharon!

We suggest trying on two different accounts to give you two separate chances to try to join a Boarding Group. Ultimately, as long as you both are linked as Family and Friends, either way should work! (Leap and I both have our own accounts, but are linked as Family and Friends and of course, allow one another to make plans for the other in our settings.)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 28, 2020 at 2:02 a.m. Barry Says...

Does my whole group have to be at the park to join a boarding group, or can just one of us go early?

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Jan 28, 2020 at 8:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Barry!

Your whole group will need to be in the park to be able to join a Boarding Group.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 25, 2020 at 11:09 p.m. DM Says...

If I add my husband and my son on the app and they do not have accounts (adding them with the option that says I will manage their plans). Will that work with the virtual queue? And then do I buy their park tickets and link the tickets in the app?

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Jan 27, 2020 at 12:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi DM!

We'd recommend first linking your tickets to My Disney Experience and ensuring that you're all linked as Family and Friends (to verify that you're linked, you can try reserving a random FastPass+ to be sure that you can add your husband and son to the reservation! Joining a Boarding Group will follow a similar process). If that works, you shouldn’t have any issues with adding them to a Boarding Group!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 24, 2020 at 12:53 a.m. Elizabeth Andreozzi Says...

My husband and I share a login on the mydisney experience app. I am going to HWS with my 2 kids (not husband). I linked only 3 magic bands and tickets but my husband still shows up as a member of our party. WIll this cause trouble getting a spot? or does it only matter that members of the party who have tickets are in the park. Thanks! trying to avoid early morning scramble. I cant really delete his name entirely because we have plans already for different dates/parks

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Jan 24, 2020 at 9:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elizabeth!

Once you scan in at the park and try to join a Boarding Group, you'll be able to select which members of your party would like to join a Boarding Group (much like you do for FastPass reservations). You should be able to select yourself and the kiddos without including your husband :) If you run into any questions, enter before the park opens and post up by a Guest Relations kiosk just in case - they are hoppy to help!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 23, 2020 at 6:40 p.m. K Says...

I've never been to Disney! Can I purchase the tickets for my group before the park officially opens, so my whole party can enter at opening time and secure our boarding group?

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Jan 23, 2020 at 4:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi K!

The ticket booth will be open prior to park opening, but our best advice is to plan to purchase about 30 days prior to your trip (if you won't be staying at a Disney Resort hotel) or 60 days prior to your trip (if you WILL be staying at a Disney Resort hotel) so that you can book your advance FastPasses! Plus, purchasing in advance will check at least one thing off of your list on your entry morning ;) Let us know if you have any other questions - hoppy to help!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 23, 2020 at 3:10 p.m. Verda Says...

What are push button notifications and how do I make sure that I have them turned on? Thanks!

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Jan 24, 2020 at 12:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Verda!

Push notifications are what pop up on your screen to notify you that it's your time to ride! There are a couple of ways to make sure that these are on (and if you won't be checking in regularly, you may want to do both, just to be certain). In the My Disney Experience app, go to "My Account." Under "My Profile," scroll down to "Mobile Device Notifications" and click on the little pencil icon. It'll then offer you some options (offers, recommendations, my plans and my photos) that you can toggle on or off; blue signals that these are on. The second setting will be through your phone itself, so depending on your phone type, this step may vary a little. On an iPhone, click "Settings" and scroll down to "Notifications." You'll find a similar list that allows you to manage notifications by app - you'll want to make sure that My Disney Experience (aka Disney World) is set to "Allow Notifications" (green toggle). Hope this helps! (Tad toadally had to walk me through this ;) )

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 19, 2020 at 1:42 a.m. Megan Says...

Coming mid-February, and we won't be arriving at the park until noon - flying into MCO that morning! Do you think there's any chance at all that we'll be able it into a boarding group? My read is likely a definite no . . .

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Jan 28, 2020 at 8:45 p.m. Larry R. White Says...

If I get a boarding pass for ROR with an estimated time of 3pm, Can I leave the park at say noon and return by 2pm without losing my spot in the boarding group? In other words, is it OK to leave and come back so long as you are there when the group is called for boarding?

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Jan 28, 2020 at 2:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Larry!

Yes, exactly - you have to physically be present in the park to join a Boarding Group, but once that happens, you are free to leave and return as you please. You can hop back once you receive a push notification, or, as you mentioned, return at the estimated time provided until you get the all-clear :) As long as you make it to the queue in the return window given, you're good to go! One note though: We have seen reports lately that the low-numbered Boarding Groups have been given a one-hour return window, so if you get a low number, it may be worth waiting in the park just to be safe.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 22, 2020 at 12:19 a.m. Cath Says...

Thanks for all this great info! I have 2 questions, will having a larger party diminish our chances of getting a boarding group? Also, would having early morning (pre-opening) breakfast reservations at Hollywood and Vine give us an advantage? I realize we couldn’t start

Trying until park opening, but we could be through security, enter via the breakfast que and perhaps be in a less crowded portion of the park for WiFi purposes?

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Jan 22, 2020 at 8:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cath!

Having a larger party won't eliminate your chances of getting a Boarding Group! We think getting an early dining reservation may be a good idea - like you said, it won't give you an advantage in that you can't start reserving until the park opens, but if you're going to be eating breakfast in the park anyway, you could head in a little early to have the app open and ready to go :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 21, 2020 at 8:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Megan!

So far, Boarding Groups have been booked out soon after the park officially opens. We'd recommend trying to head to Hollywood Studios on a day when you have plenty of time to rope drop to give yourself the best chance of being able to join a Boarding Group :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 18, 2020 at 11:14 p.m. Jeff Says...

After doing research on Rise of the Resistance virtual queue, I'm a little confused on the timing. Does the App queue open up at the Official opening time each day? I see many talk about the the 7 AM strting time, but I'm seeing the Official opening time in late Feburary as 8 AM or even 9 AM. So, does that mean the App queue will open at 8 or 9 on those days and not 7 like it has been?

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Jan 21, 2020 at 8:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jeff!

Hollywood Studios had some early opening times earlier this month, which is where you may see some talk of 7 a.m. :) The virtual queue opens as the park officially opens for the day (Extra Magic Hours not included), so we recommend hopping to the park about an hour before it's scheduled to open so that you have plenty of time to get through security and the touchpoint, and can then have your app ready to go!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 18, 2020 at 8:37 p.m. Dave Homestead Says...

I will have a Park Hopper Ticket for Disneyland / California Adventure Park. Can I enter the California Adventure Park at DL opening, but book a ROR Boarding Pass from the California Park?

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Jan 21, 2020 at 4:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dave!

You can enter Disneyland park and then hop over to Disney California Adventure. You have to have scanned in at Disneyland before your ticket will be eligible to join a Boarding Group. But you can leave the park and get your group while you are in DCA. Be aware when you enter one park and park hop quickly, it will flag your ticket and someone will have to clear you. It’s fine, just be aware that you will get a delay at the gate while they make sure you are the same person.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 18, 2020 at 8:03 p.m. erin Says...

Hi- I thought I read somewhere that only one person needs to be in the park to get a boarding pass for the group- ie, my husband could go early and then we'd have two ours to join him in case we got an early boarding pass.

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Jan 21, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erin!

All members of your party will need to be in the park to be eligible to join a Boarding Group (if you haven't physically tapped in at the entry point, you won't show up as available to join a Boarding Group in My Disney Experience). Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 17, 2020 at 8:10 p.m. Brian Says...

Is there are party size limit? And would a bigger party decrease your chance of getting a pass? We're going there at the end of August. 2 families. Party of 6 and 5. thanks!

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Jan 23, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brian!

Yes, there is a party size limit of 8. Since you have two larger party sizes, you'll need to join separately into smaller groups (we'd just break it up by family). After you've joined, you can hop by a Guest Experience kiosk, where they can try to combine both parties into the same (or closely numbered) Boarding Group. Having a larger party does not impact your ability to get a Boarding Group. Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 14, 2020 at 4:44 p.m. Corey Says...

Going to Disney in Mid Feb. We weren't planning on staying at a Disney property, does that hurt our chances of getting a boarding pass?

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Jan 14, 2020 at 1:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Corey!

The Boarding Groups open up to guests who are in the park as the park opens for the day, so you should have an equal chance of nabbing one! Be sure to head to the park early to give yourself plenty of time to get through security and the touchpoints. Then, have the app open and ready at park opening and give it a shot! Good luck!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 11, 2020 at 8:24 p.m. Trish Says...

So do you need a physical card or does the ticket in-app also work?

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Jan 13, 2020 at 8:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Trish!

The app also works for reserving a Boarding Group! When you hop back in line when your Boarding Group is called, you'll need to scan either an RFID ticket or your MagicBand, similar to a FastPass tap in.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 15, 2020 at 7:15 p.m. Megan Says...

It says you do need a magic band or a card (with help of castmembers) but you actually don't? You can use the disney app with tickets linked? I am confused, 2 different answer/explainations

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Jan 15, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Megan!

Your MagicBand can be digitally connected to your My Disney Experience account/the app (as can your ticket in card form). You can either use your MagicBand or card with a cast member to get a Boarding Group at a kiosk, or you can hop onto the app to try to join a Boarding Group digitally via My Disney Experience. You'll then need to scan your MagicBand or ticket at the ride entrance (similar to FastPass) to verify your reservation time. Hope this helps to clarify!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 11, 2020 at 5:56 p.m. Mickey Says...

Can I change my boarding group after I make it so that only a few people on my list will ride? If I cant, will I be penalized for people not showing up?

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Jan 14, 2020 at 3:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mickey (toadally rad name!),

Yes, you are able to remove people from a Boarding Group. Just make sure that your family and friends are 100% certain they don't want to ride because you won't be able to add them back.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Jan 11, 2020 at 4:09 a.m. Jenni Says...

We are planning our visit to Disney in late March and desperately want to experience Rise of the Resistance. I know about arriving a little early, getting actual tickets or magic bands, the app, etc. but we want to do the lightsaber and droid builds which require advance reservation. Any suggestions to avoid missing our reservations if our boarding group happens to get called around the same time as our other reservations? It’s quite costly to miss the reservation. This is stressful!

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Jan 13, 2020 at 8:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenni!

We toadally understand your concern! Don't fret, though; If you find that your reservation is in conflict with your Boarding Group time, there are Guest Relations kiosks that can help. When you first join a Boarding Group, you'll be given a time estimate (which is, of course, just an estimate, but if you see in advance that it may overlap and you think things are too tight, you can hop by a kiosk ASAP to see what your options are). That said, we'd try to spread out your Oga's and Savi's reservations if possible, leaving at least two hours between the two. When your Boarding Group is called, you'll have two hours to hop back in line, so as long as both experiences aren't booked back to back, that gives you some space in case you need to hop over to Rise of the Resistance. Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 10, 2020 at 2:18 a.m. Peter Says...

Any idea whether it might be better to join a boarding group through the kiosks rather than the app? Seems like it is a bit of a crapshoot even if you are in the park at opening....

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Jan 13, 2020 at 9:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Peter!

We'd still recommend trying the app simultaneously, just in case there’s a line for a kiosk. But if you see an open kiosk or a cast member available to help, it might be worth avoiding the fuss since the virtual queue opens at park opening (and doesn’t rely so heavily on when you get through the touchpoints).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 9, 2020 at 6:18 p.m. Amber Says...

Do you know if multiple people can try adding the same group of family/friends to a boarding group at the same time - mainly to see who can get us in a boarding group fastest?

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Jan 10, 2020 at 9:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amber!

Yes, multiple people can check for reservations at the same time! It's especially helpful since internet connection speeds can vary ;) You'll still just be able to make one reservation per party member, but multiple people can try at once.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 12, 2020 at 2:03 a.m. Mel Says...

So if 4 of us are linked as a family in the app, and all 4 of us are clicking to try to get a boarding pass, is it possible that we would get assigned multiple pass times? I don't want to mess anything up with us being able to go on the ride together.

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Jan 13, 2020 at 8:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mel!

Much like with FastPasses, each of you will be able to select your party - so be sure that as each of you try, you are booking for the whole party rather than just one person. That way, you'll all have the same window :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 8, 2020 at 8:27 p.m. Christine Says...

Can multiple members of our party try for a boarding group or will that complicate things? Should we stick to one person making reservation?

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Jan 9, 2020 at 3:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christine!

Yes, multiple members of a party can try at once. That way in case one person’s phone connection isn’t as strong, someone else may be able to get them faster on their phone.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 7, 2020 at 5:08 a.m. Nicolette Says...

We have reservations for the Droid Depot at 10am and Savi's Workshop at 10:45am. What happens if the boarding time conflicts with our reservations? If the boarding time is at 9am or 9:30am that could be tight!?

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Jan 7, 2020 at 7:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicolette!

The Boarding Group window should give you two hours to hop back in line for the attraction, so we think you should be just fine! If, like you mentioned, you do get a Boarding Group where things look to be a little tight in relation to your other reservations, we'd suggest hopping by a Guest Relations kiosk in front of the land. They may be able to help you out.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 7, 2020 at 2:34 a.m. Sara Says...

Hi!

What is the best plan of attack for signing up for Rise of the Resistance, Smugglers Run, and Jedi Training? First time Disney World visitors so this is all so overwhelming! And can we get a DAS the day prior to our ticket date? Ive heard the morning hours are crucial and I dont want to lose time! Thank you so much! This whole article was so helpful.

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Jan 10, 2020 at 8:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sara!

We toadally understand - it is a lot of fun to try to pack into one day, not to mention the advance planning! We'd suggest arriving to the park at least an hour before it's scheduled to open so that you are inside of the park to try to join a boarding group. If you can position yourself near the Jedi Training sign up spot, that's even better! Joining the Boarding Group should be step one, followed by hopping to sign up for Jedi Training. However, we've noticed that Smugglers Run lines tend to be longest first thing in the morning, so it may be best to wait to ride the Falcon later in the evening when it sees its lowest waits. You can stop by Guest Relations the day before to see if you’re eligible for DAS and get a card if so to get that step taken care of before the big day :) Thanks for the kind words (and for hopping by!). May the Force be with you!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 4, 2020 at 2:43 p.m. Rebecca Says...

Hi!

Does our spot in the virtual queue affect the fast passes we’ve already booked?

Thanks for this helpful article!

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Jan 6, 2020 at 8:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rebecca!

It does not - the virtual queue and Boarding Groups are toadally separate from your FastPasses.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 3, 2020 at 3:13 a.m. keilyn quintero Says...

Hello, is it necessary to stay at a Disney Resort to be able to ride Rise of the Resistance? Since the boarding passes run out so quickly, is it crucial to have that extra magic hour considering they're let inside earlier?

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Jan 3, 2020 at 8:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Keilyn!

No, you do not need to stay at a Disney Resort hotel to take advantage of the Boarding Groups! At this time, Boarding Groups aren't available during Extra Magic Hours. We'd still recommend getting to the park about an hour before the park's official opening time so that you have plenty of time to make your way into the park so you're ready to roll when the Boarding Groups do open up.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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