Star Wars Galaxy's Edge First Order Cargo
  • On Mar 17, 2022
    Linda from CA 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 I am not staying on Disney property what time can I try for reservations on Rise of the Resistance?

    Bright Suns Linda,

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. It looks like you'll be traveling to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in Disney's Hollywood Studios very soon!

    As you probably know, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is an extremely popular attraction. Access to Lightning Lanes for this experience is only available through an Individual Lightning Lane purchase, which means each guest pays a set amount to be able to bypass the standby line for the attraction. Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort can begin making those purchases at 7:00 AM. If you are not staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, you can purchase your Individual Lightning Lane when Disney's Hollywood Studio opens for the day (typically 9:00 AM, but check the park hours for the day you are visiting). 

    I have to warn you that Individual Lightning Lanes for this attraction often sell out quickly; it may not be available by 9:00 AM. You'll be able to check the availability on the Tip Board in your My Disney Experience app. I would do that periodically beginning at around 8:45 AM, and be ready to purchase right at 9:00 AM. Also, you may want to send the rest of your party to the standby line for that attraction as soon as you enter the gates. That way, if other guests get the reservations before you, you'll still have a spot in the standby line. If you are able to successfully book a Lightning Lane, they can just hop out of the line. 

    If experiencing Rise of the Resistance is on your "must do, no matter what" list, you may want to prepare yourself for standing in a long line. I know it's not ideal, but if you purchase Genie+, you can save time by booking Lightning Lanes to other attractions. Your first Genie+ selection can be booked at 7:00 AM, regardless of where you are staying.

    Hope this helps. May the Force be with you!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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