If you’re headed to Hollywood Studios to try your hand at jumping in the Virtual Queue for Rise of the Resistance, you’re probably gonna need some tips. We’re here to help!
Here are all of the tips you need to have your best chance at a Rise of the Resistance Boarding Group!
Make a Disney Park Pass Reservation EARLY!
First up, you want to make sure you snag those Disney Park Pass reservations as soon as you can! Due to the popularity of Rise of the Resistance, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is typically the most difficult park at which to get a reservation.
There are days that Hollywood Studios is already unavailable for all three ticket categories way out in December! So, if you’re looking to snag a Boarding Pass, you need to make sure you can get in the park in the first place!
We recommend booking your park tickets more than a few weeks out (check Park Pass availability first!), and make your Disney Park Pass reservations as soon as you can so that you’ve got your spot in the park.
Aim for the 10AM Boarding Group release.
On your day in the park, you want to make sure that you aim for the 10AM Boarding Group release first. Rise of the Resistance Boarding Groups become available once at 10AM and again at 2PM.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you can arrive at the park late and just snag a Group when they drop at 2PM. You’ll want to try at 10AM so if you don’t make it into a Boarding Group you can try again at 2PM!
Boarding Groups often disappear within seconds from the time they become available, so you’ll want to give yourself as many chances as you can!
Get off Disney Wi-Fi before Boarding Groups drop.
Okay, once you’re in the park, ready for the 10AM Boarding Group drop, you’re going to want to turn off Wi-Fi on your phone. Disney’s Wi-Fi can really slow ya down when there are lots of other guests connected — for instance, when Rise Boarding Groups drop.
Unless you don’t have data on your phone or service is SUPER spotty, you’re better off relying on your bars than on Disney’s Wi-Fi at a time like this! Turn that Wi-Fi off in advance of the drop.
Reload the My Disney Experience app.
Similar to the Wi-Fi tip, make sure that you hard reset your My Disney Experience app prior to the Boarding Group dropping. That means close the app all the way and reopen it right before 10AM.
The longer the app stays open, the slower it will be able to respond. So turn off that Wi-Fi and reload My Disney Experience in advance!
If you don’t get one, try again at 2PM.
Even with all of these tips, you still might not be able to snag that 10AM Boarding Group. They go quickly! If you don’t happen to get the Group first thing, try again at 2PM.
That’s why we say to try at 10AM first, you have a backup chance! Remember to use all of the tips when you try in the afternoon as well.
If the app glitches, take screenshots.
And finally, if the app glitches and causes you to lose out on a Boarding Group you otherwise would have gotten, take screenshots. If you show the fact that your app glitched to a Cast Member, they may be able to place you into a Boarding Group after the fact. It’s worth a shot!
Are you hoping to ride Rise of the Resistance soon? Tell us in the comments!