• On Feb 28, 2020
    Annie from NY 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.

    Will be @ Hollywood Studios on March 19 with breakfast reservation at 8:05 AM. Can we get into the park before it opens and what time should we plan to arrive? Trying to get boarding passes for RoR!!!

    Bright suns, Annie!  Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel on your way to the planet Batuu.

    Your visit to Disney's Hollywood Studios is only a couple of weeks away.  You must be getting so excited to live your very own Star Wars adventure at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge!  It would be my pleasure to help make sure you are Resistance ready.

    Any time you have an early morning breakfast reservation at a restaurant inside one of the theme parks, you will be admitted into the park early enough to arrive for your reservation on time.  However, with the boarding group process taking place at Disney's Hollywood Studios each morning for guests hoping to access the new attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, all guests have been able to enter the park ahead of the posted opening time.

    My family and I just returned from a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort two weeks ago.  Park opening procedures are subject to change at any time, but I would be happy to share my own experience with you to give you a better idea of what to expect when you arrive at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  Disney's Hollywood Studios opened at 8:00 a.m. on the days that we visited.  We arrived at the park around 6:45 a.m. and were able to proceed through the security checkpoint right away.  Guests who had already gone through security were able to line up at the park gates, and on both days that I visited Disney's Hollywood Studios, Cast Members began allowing guests to scan into the park around 7:00 a.m.  Guests were able to enter the park and wait along Hollywood Boulevard until the park officially opened at 8:00 a.m.  At exactly 8:00 a.m., guests could use their My Disney Experience mobile app to attempt to join a boarding group for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

    Annie, be sure to double-check the park hours as the day of your visit gets closer because those hours could be adjusted at any time.  As of right now, Disney's Hollywood Studios is listed as opening at 8:00 a.m. on March 19, so you will probably want to arrive at the park around the same time that I did.  That should give you plenty of time to make it through the park gates to try for a boarding group and to arrive at your breakfast reservation on time.

    May the Force be with you!
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Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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