Millenium Falcon Night
  • On Jun 20, 2022
    John from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My autistic son is a Star Wars fan. I'd like to take him to see Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and possibly Millinnium Falcon: Smugglers Run. Do those attractions take reservations? And which resort should we stay at to get early theme park entry?

    Hey Howdy Hey John and welcome to planDisney!

    Star Wars: Galaxies Edge is a huge draw for anyone interested in the movies. There is so much for everyone to experience in the sights, sounds, smells and feels of Batuu and the attractions are probably the most compelling. Thank you so much for your question as these can be top concerns for Star Wars fans to have the opportunity to experience these attractions. Let's get into a few things to help plan your trip!

    The first thing I wanted to let you know about is Disney's Disability Access Service (DAS). With this option, you can apply for Advanced DAS Planning before you leave for your trip with a video interview. As long as you qualify for this you will have the ability to make requests for return times of two attractions per day via a text-only phone number. You will also receive a rolling one DAS reservation slot that you will be able to manage through your My Disney Experience app. Once you redeem your first window, you will get another one. This rolling one will be available throughout your full day in each park. 

    Your next option is to look into Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane purchases. These you can purchase on the day of your park visits through your My Disney Experience app. With Genie+, you have access to a personal Genie that will help you book Lightning Lane return windows. With the Lightning Lanes, you will have shorter wait times than waiting in the traditional stand-by lines. 

    With Individual Lightning Lane purchases, you are selecting a specific return time to get back to the attraction for you to experience it. These are available in all four theme parks but are specific to certain attractions. At this time, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is one of those you will have access to through this purchase. Keep an eye on the Genie+ and Lightning Lane landing page as these offerings are subject to change! 

    Selecting a Disney Resorts Collection accommodation is always of my top tips for anyone traveling to Walt Disney World. You will be so close to everything and never leaving the Magic is such a great benefit! One of the many perks of staying onsite is the Early Theme Park Entry perk. This allows Guests staying at select resorts to enter the theme parks 30 minutes before they open to the general public. So if you were to take advantage of this and say experience Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run at park open then Rise of the Resistance with either a DAS or Individual Lightning Lane selection, you will be set!

    I know this might be a lot of information, so take your time and look into these options. If you have further questions please feel free to reach out, we would be happy to help!

    Happy planning, 

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Meet the Panelist: Nick, Ohio

Hey howdy hey, I’m Nick! My happy place will always be Walt Disney World Resort and is where we call “Home”, but we do vacation exclusively in Cincinnati, Ohio for most of the year. My happily ever after is shared with my 3 girls, my beautiful wife and my career in Physical Therapy. I love any excuse to talk about Walt Disney World Resort and am so excited to help you discover the Magic of the Resort. Learn More About Nick

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