Since the opening of Galaxy’s Edge, Hollywood Studios has become the “hot” park to visit. With two amazing new rides, people are showing up very early to make sure they can see it all. At the top of everyone’s list is Rise of the Resistance. This is one of the most immersive and amazing rides that Disney has ever created, so there is no surprise that it is so popular. So popular in fact that it can be quite hard to get on it. If you don’t know exactly what you need to do, then you’ll miss your opportunity. I am going to go through all the steps you need to follow to give you the best chance at getting a boarding group for Rise of the Resistance.
My Disney Experience App
You MUST make sure that you have the My Disney Experience app installed on your phone and that your park tickets are linked in your account. If you are going to the park that day with multiple people, then it is ideal if everyone has the app installed on their phone. You can all log in to the same account and try for the boarding passes. The more people trying, the better chance you’ll have at getting one.
Getting to the Park
Make sure to check the park opening time for the day you plan to visit. It is very important that you are inside the park when the boarding times open up. Everyone that you are trying to get a boarding pass for needs to be scanned in to the park, otherwise you will not be able to select them in your group. If you are staying at a Disney Resort and are nervous that Disney transport may not get you there in time, you can always schedule a pick up with a service like Uber or Lyft.
You’ll want to aim to arrive at the park about 30-45 minutes before park opening. That will give you enough time to go through security and then scan through the entrance. Once you have entered the park, you are all set!
WiFi vs. Data Connection
If you’ve frequented the Disney parks before, you know that sometimes the free WiFi in the parks can be unreliable. Certain spots are stronger than others and the connection can drop off at anytime. For this reason, I think it is best that you turn off WiFi and connect to your data plan to complete this task.
Ready, Set, Go!
You need to be ready to try and join a boarding group as soon as times open up because the boarding groups go fast. Oftentimes, it only takes a minute or two for them to fill up for the day. At the moment, you can grab boarding groups at 10 am and 2 pm. Of course, these times could change, so make sure to check what time boarding groups are being offered before you head to the park.
I think the early slot may have more availability, so best to try getting them at 10 am first. If you don’t succeed, then you can try again at 2 pm. Keep trying over and over until it finally opens up. And the more people you have on devices trying, the better your chances are.
Once you have been assigned a boarding group, you just have to wait until you are called. The app will send you a notification when it is time for your boarding group to board. Pay attention to what the notification says because you only have a limited amount of time to report to the ride. It can be anywhere from 1 to 2 hours, so pay close attention to those details.
Now you are all set! If you follow all the steps above, you’ll be ready to join a boarding group and have the chance to ride one of the most immersive rides ever at Disney World. If you’ve already been on Rise of the Resistance, tell us about your experience in the comments below!
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Laura is a mom of one adorable girl with a love of all things Disney. She traveled to Disney World with her family in 2010 and was hooked. They have since been a total of over 15 times. With all her knowledge of planning Disney trips, she now wants to share that with others. She loves giving guidance, tips and advice to others planning their magical vacation!