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  • On Oct 18, 2022
    Yvette from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am not staying at a Disney resort hotel, that offers early entry. What are my options for purchasing Individual lightning Lane tickets For rise of the resistance at Hollywood studios? Is my only option the standby line?

    Bright Suns, Yvette!

    It's so nice to have you here at planDisney. Thanks for dropping by with a question about your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort visit. As spooky season draws to a close, my favorite time of year at Walt Disney World is almost here –– the holiday season!  Everywhere you turn, you'll find special offerings, festive snacks, and everything (and everyone!) dressed up in its holiday best.

    Even if you're not staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, if you'll be visiting during the holidays, I recommend jumping on the monorail from Magic Kingdom Park and heading over to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to check out the life-sized gingerbread house in the Resort lobby.  Each year, a team of talented bakers creates this unique display and stopping by for a look (and to purchase one of the gingerbread roof shingles to snack on) has become one of my favorite holiday traditions. If you have a little extra time during your vacation, I definitely suggest checking in out for yourself!

    While the Early Theme Park Entry benefit and the early booking window for Individual Lighting Lanes are certainly a great perk for Guests staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, you'll still have the opportunity to purchase up to two Individual Lightning Lanes each day, even if you're staying in another location. On the morning of your visit, you'll be able to make your Individual Lightning Lane selections for attractions like Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance as soon as the park where that ride is located opens for the day (in this case, Disney's Hollywood Studios).  For that reason, I suggest looking at the Park Hours Calendar on the Walt Disney World website a few days before your visit to double-check what time it opens –– even if you don't plan to be at Disney's Hollywood Studios first thing in the morning, you'll definitely want to open up the My Disney Experience mobile app as soon as possible to purchase your selection. 

    If you find that Individual Lightning Lane access for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance isn't available for the times you need, remember that you'll have the standby line option to experience this ride, as well.  Also, if you're planning to stay at the park till it closes, the very end of the day can be a great time to jump in line for this ride with a much shorter wait time.  During our last visit, my family and I used this strategy and the wait time was less than half of what it had been earlier in the day. Even if you use Individual Lightning Lane access earlier in the day, if you're interested in joining the Resistance for a second time, I think this is the perfect end to a magical Disney day!

    Thanks for visiting planDisney, Yvette!  I hope your upcoming visit to Walt Disney World Resort is filled with pixie dust from beginning to end!

    Till the Spire,

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