• On Jan 30, 2020
    Cheryl from MN 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.

    Hello. I’ll be in WDW late February and looking forward to experiencing the new Rise of the Resistance attraction at Hollywood Studios. If I’m driving to the Studios, how early will I be able to enter the parking area?

    Hi, Cheryl!

    Welcome back to Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Oh, my goodness, you are going to love everything about Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, an All-New Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios! My family and I are dedicated Star Wars fans, and we were so impressed with the level of detail tucked into every niche of Planet Batuu. Prepare to smile throughout your entire tour, as you, too, will think that all of it is truly out of this world!

    Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is the best of it all, immersing Guests in a Star Wars experience that is like nothing else. Because this is such a popular attraction, many Guests arrive at Disney's Hollywood Studios well before Park Open, so that parking lot will be ready to accommodate early arrivals. When our main goal for our December trip was to get onto Stars Wars: Rise of the Resistance, we arrived at Disney's Hollywood Studios about an hour and 45 minutes prior to Park Open; we got a great spot in the Mickey Parking Lot--very close to the park entrance. Check out the interactive Walt Disney World Parking map to become familiar with locations.

    Keep your eye on Park Hours as you get closer to your arrival date as well. Park Hours are subject to change, and you may see that a popular morning destination such as Disney's Hollywood Studios may go from opening at 8:00 AM to opening at 7:00 AM on a day that you had planned to tour.

    Have so much fun planning your stellar visit to a Galaxy far, far away, Cheryl! Send us more questions as you think of them, too. 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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