• On Feb 27, 2020
    Carla from PR 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.

    We are going to HS on 04/06 for our sons birthday. They are excited about Galaxy’s Edge.I’ve been monitoring ROTR and I’m nervous that opening is at 9am and we won’t get a boarding group due to more crowds. Will HS opening change to an earlier time?

    Bright Suns Carla and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I’m excited to hEAR about your upcoming journey to a galaxy far far away. You must be so excited!

    I know many of my fellow panelists have shared the same worry of not being able to collect a boarding group to experience Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. After their trips, they all come back with the same tip: arrive early! Their biggest suggestion is to arrive at Disney’s Hollywood Studios before, the park officially opens. 

    As far as the official park opening time changing, I personally have not experienced this. I do remember the park hours being adjusted when the attraction was first opened, but it seems that they are balancing out now. I recommend double checking the park hours once more the night before you plan on visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios. When we visit Walt Disney World Resort, my husband and I like to make a small “game plan” each night for the next day. We talk about what time we are leaving the resort room, when we plan on being on the bus, and which attractions and restaurants are on our “to-do” list! Of course, we plan our day based on the park’s official opening time. We find that checking the park hours the night before helps us feel more comfortable with our plans.

    No matter what we wish to experience during our visit, we always settle on the same thing, arrive early! Arriving early will put your worries to rest and allow you to focus on using the Force to collect your boarding group. 

    May the Force be with You!
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Meet the Panelist: Shantel, Arizona

Hi ya Pals! I'm Shantel from Arizona. I am a mom of two and a military wife. I grew up going to the parks, and now we're sharing that tradition with our kids. When I am not visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, I'm at home researching and planning for our next trip! One of my favorite things to do is search for new snacks to try, especially if they are Mickey shaped. I'm definitely living the dream my heart wished for! I cannot wait to answer your questions and help make your vacation even more magical! Learn More About Shantel

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