• On Feb 16, 2021
    Ben from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If it's our first day at parks and we don't have magic bands (need to visit ticket desk prior to entry to validate tickets), can we still try to join a boarding group that morning at 7 AM? We have a reservation for that day.

    Bright Suns, Ben! Welcome to planDisney! We may not be fluent in over 6 million forms of communication like C-3PO, but we can certainly do our best to get your visit to the Walt Disney World Resort ready for launch!

    I'm really glad you're planning ahead for your journey to planet Batuu in Disney's Hollywood Studios. Securing a boarding group for the popular Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction is a vital part of your mission. After consulting with Rebel leaders, I can confirm that since you already have a Disney Park Pass reservation for Disney's Hollywood Studios that day, you are clear to try for a boarding group before you enter the Theme Park! The first boarding group assignment of the day begins promptly at 7 a.m. (subject to change, so be sure to check your app a day or so before to confirm). Hop on your My Disney Experience app a few minutes early and find the section titled "Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance - Request Access with Virtual Queue," and click on the "Join" button. You may need to refresh a couple of times before it's live, but when it is, just select your party and, hopefully, you'll be assigned a boarding group number. And the best part? Now you can actually do all of this before you even leave your hotel room!

    If you didn't manage to score a boarding group, you still have another chance to join the Resistance! There will be a second round later in the afternoon (currently 1 p.m., but again, double check to confirm). Unlike the morning version, you do need to be in the Park for that second boarding group assignment, so just keep that in mind.

    Ben, the Resistance thanks you for volunteering to help save the galaxy from the wrath of the First Order. Please come see us again if you have any more questions, and May the Force Be With You!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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