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  • On Jan 3, 2020
    Penny from SD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How do the boarding passes for The Rise of The Resistance at Hollywood Studios work?

    Hello, Penny!

    Thanks for sending your question to us at Disney Parks Moms Panel; it's a GREAT one!

    My family and I just returned from Walt Disney World Resort, and our #1 priority was getting to experience Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Plan carefully, and you will be amazed at what you see there. There is nothing like it in this galaxy!

    First, download the My Disney Experience mobile app; spend some time familiarizing yourself with it so that you are comfortable when in the park--first thing in the morning--trying to secure a Boarding Group for your party.

    On the app, click on the link "Find Out More", located under the heading "Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance--Access by Boarding Group".  At that point, a new screen will open, letting you see if you can join a Boarding Group; that's also where you will look to see which Boarding Groups are being invited to enter the attraction at that time. 

    To join a Boarding Group, everyone in your party must have activated their park ticket by entering Disney's Hollywood Studios that day. By doing so, the system will be able to use that active ticket--because you are physically in that park at that time--to get you into any remaining Boarding Group.

    This is a very popular attraction right now, so Guests often line up well in advance of the official Park Open. We did, and were allowed to enter the park 1/2 hour early. However, no Guests were allowed to proceed any farther than Center Stage on Hollywood Boulevard. At Park Open, refresh your app (some suggest waiting to open the app until then, but I had no problem just going from the opening screen to the next.) At that time, you can make the selection to "Join Boarding Group", should there be any available. Much like a FastPass+ selection, you'll need to click on all those on your list who will be riding with you; once you have done that, submit, and May the Force be with you!

    Once you join a Boarding Group, go enjoy the rest of the park, or head to other plans that you may have scheduled that morning. Keep an eye on the range of Boarding Groups that are invited to enter via the app; you'll have up to two hours to arrive at the entrance of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance once your Boarding Group has been invited to enter. This will surely vary, but on the day we were there, I noticed that one Boarding Group number was added to the top end of the range approximately every 5-10 minutes. Monitoring that progress may help you navigate your use of FastPass+ plans, dining reservations, or activity reservations such as Savi's Workshop--Handbuilt Lightsabers at the Walt Disney World Resort.

    Enjoy all of the incredible sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, an All-New Land, Penny! It is truly out of this world!

    Send more questions as you plan your stay. We love to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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