• On Jan 29, 2020
    Lana from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    It appear that the boarding groups to Rise of the Resistance distributed really fast and by 8:10 am ( parks opened at 8:00), the initial boarding group distribution is complete. What’s the best way to ensure that we get to experience this attraction?

    Bright Suns, Lana!

    We are delighted to hear that you are planning a visit to Batuu. The Resistance is thrilled to welcome new allies to the Cause.

    On each of my visits, boarding groups have been distributed for the day within a few minutes of park opening. On each visit, we reviewed the park hours, confirmed our transport options, and linked all members of our party in My Disney Experience. During our most recent visit, we were staying at Disney's BoardWalk Villas, so we walked to Disney's Hollywood Studios. If you are not within walking distance, I recommend Disney Minnie Van™ Service Connected by Lyft or another ride share service like Uber. 

    We arrived at the park at least 30 minutes early to be sure we cleared security and were through the park entrance just prior to park opening. Everyone in your party who plans to ride needs to be in the park with you when you join a boarding group. Be sure you see the link for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance - Access by Boarding Group in the My Disney Experience Mobile App. Once the park officially opens, be ready to click on the link that says Join Boarding Group. Be advised that boarding procedures could change to enhance the guest experience, so verify the process just before you go.

    On one visit, we were not able to join a boarding group using the mobile app because three members of our group were not registering as in the park even though they had scanned in earlier. We had to find a Cast member to help us but that delay, of just a few minutes, meant that we were placed in boarding group 101. On another day, when the process worked smoothly, we were able to join boarding group 38. So, when you arrive, just be sure to locate a Cast member who could assist you with joining a boarding group should you need help.

    Lana, time is precious. We trust that all will go well, and you will be able to join our Resistance forces on Batuu. Come ready to locate Savi's Workshop - the secret location of the Gatherers. Once you build and bond with your own lightsaber, you will be ready to rid the planet of the First Order. We anxiously await your arrival!

    Good journey,

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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