Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Family Walking Storm Troopers
  • On Jan 9, 2020
    Michelle from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Will there be rider swap available for Rise of the Resistance?

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

    The Force is strong with my family, so we cannot wait to experience Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance during our upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation!  This attraction is unlike anything guests have ever encountered before, and as such, procedures for accessing the attraction differ slightly from the norm.  I am happy to tell you that Rider Switch is available at Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, however, it works a little differently here.

    To use Rider Switch at Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, your party will first need to join a boarding group.  Boarding groups have been filling quickly each day, so I recommend that you and your entire party arrive at Disney's Hollywood Studios at least 30 minutes before the posted park opening time.  To join a boarding group, all guests in your party who want to experience Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance must be inside Disney's Hollywood Studios.  At park opening time, when the boarding groups become available, one person from your group will use their My Disney Experience mobile app to request a boarding group for all of the members of the party who wish to ride. 

    You will be notified via the app when it is time for your boarding group to experience Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.  Once your boarding group is called, you will have a two-hour time window in which to arrive at the attraction.  At this time, you may speak to a Cast Member at the attraction entrance to set up Rider Switch for your party.  Procedures for experiencing Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance are subject to change at any time, so please keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for all of the latest news and announcements regarding this epic new attraction.

    As you prepare to travel to Batuu, you might want to take a look at these Disney Parks Moms Panel tips for making the most of your Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge visit.  While you're at it, you can also check out the adventure a few of my fellow panelists recently had at Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.

    'Til the spires!
    Samantha
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

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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