One of the most popular rides in Disney World is Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance!
The technologically advanced attraction opened at Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios back in 2019, and has been using a boarding group system to load guests ever since. But now, Disney World plans to change that.
Disney shared today that “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.”
In the announcement, Disney noted that the virtual queue has been very helpful for “attraction access, merchandise launches, grand openings and more” and that it will potentially return to Rise of the Resistance in the future. They also shared that it could be used from time to time, meaning that Hollywood Studios may only use the system when necessary.
But the loss of the virtual queue isn’t the only way that the boarding process for this attraction is changing. As part of the unveiling of the new Disney Genie+ system this fall, Rise of the Resistance is currently on the list of available Individual Attraction Selections. This means that guests can pay an individual fee to access this ride through the new Lightning Lane (what used to be the FastPass lane) and skip the standby wait.
So, for those planning their visits soon — the boarding group system will remain through September 22nd, then be replaced by the standby line. When Genie+ comes out (sometime this fall, no date announced yet), you can pay to have access to the Rise of the Resistance Lightning Lane. It will not be included with the regular rides on Genie+ (which is $15 per ticket, per day), but purchased separately.
We’ll make sure to check out the new standby line when it premieres next week, so stay tuned to AllEars for all the updates!
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