Photo of the exterios of the France Pavillion in Epcot
  • On Oct 6, 2021
    Mckenzie from GA Asked

    Hi! I have a few questions! 1. We have a big group coming in November, about 19 people, under 5 different reservations. Im wondering if to reserve rides like the Rise of the Resistance there is any way to put them all under the same reservation?

    Hi Mckenzie!

    Welcome back to planDisney! I like a gal with a plan, and so glad you’re thinking about this in advance. At this time, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance has paused the virtual queue, so you’ll be able to experience the attraction by using the standby line, or by purchasing an individual Lightning Lane pass for that attraction as part of Genie+! However, the brand new Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in Epcot is utilizing the virtual queue, so if that is something you want to experience, you do want to be linked together to get the same Boarding Group. Let’s see if I can help you get that figured out!

    While you don’t need to be on the same Disney Resort Collection Hotel Reservation, nor the same Disney Park Pass Reservation, you do need to all be linked as Family & Friends on My Disney Experience. Ideally, each of those 5 groups you mentioned has created their own My Disney Experience Accounts, and every person in the travel group is accounted for somewhere in my Disney Experience, either with their own account or under a parent or significant other.

    Once everyone exists somewhere in My Disney Experience, you’ll want to link everyone using the Family & Friends tool. If everyone doesn’t want to link to everyone else, then designate one or two people, to be the people who will attempt to secure the Boarding Group. Every person in the travel party will need to be sure they are linked to the “Boarding Group Person.” I recommend someone with a newer, faster, smartphone. And if there are any teenagers in the group or someone in their early 20’s, they tend to have the fastest fingers. That extra fraction of a second reaction time can make a difference! So a 20-something, or maybe the parent of one of the teenagers should be the point person.

    Whoever is on the “Boarding Group Person’s” Family & Friends list, as long as everyone has a Park Pass Reservation for Epcot, will be pulled along when they try for a Boarding Group. It doesn’t matter how many different resort or park reservations there are, it is based on if you are linked as Family & Friends.

    Pro Tip: Have a second person pull up the US Atomic clock on their phone and do a countdown for the “Boarding Group Person.” When it is go-time, don’t stop to double-check anything, don’t check if everyone in your group is there. It’s too late for that, just hit the “Join” button as fast as possible. Boarding Groups will be gone in approximately 2-3 seconds. If for some reason, a person in your group who is linked to the Boarding Group Person is left off the list by a glitch, the Guest Experience Team in the parks will fix it for you upon arrival.

    I hope this helps with your planning, Mckenzie! And good luck snagging that Boarding Group!
    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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