• On Feb 24, 2020
    Jasmine from OH 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.

    Staying offsite 3/22 Disneyland. Priority rise of resistance. DCA has EMH opens at 7. Disney at 8. Can people staying onsite go to DCA at 7and join a boarding group an hour before Disney opens or do they have to wait until 8? If I go at 8 will I miss out?

    Bright Suns Jasmine!

    A warm welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel from all of us here. It looks like you’re planning a journey to a galaxy far far away.

    Are you ready to join The Resistance in a climactic battle against the First Order? Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is an amazing attraction and I’m glad you’re asking all the right questions to better your chances of securing a Boarding Pass. This attraction is better than what you’ve heard and I know you’re going to love it. In my opinion, the Boarding Pass system is a fair way to meet the high demand of the attraction and Disney has been doing an awesome job of running it. Boarding passes can not be secured until exactly opening time. Depending on the day, that could be 8:00am or 9:00am and not a second earlier. You must be inside Disneyland Park prior to official opening time to have a chance at securing a Boarding Pass. If you have Extra Magic Hour and it’s a Disney California Adventure Park day, you won’t be able to secure one from that park. You must be inside Disneyland Park. 

    I’m going to be honest with you, Boarding passes are gone within minutes so you MUST get there early. If you follow the steps and have fast fingers you should be able to secure a pass. Just yesterday I got Boarding group 20 and the week before that I got 27. First things first, buy your tickets ahead of time (I recommend buying them through the Disneyland Mobile App so you can have them electronically and go right to the turnstiles) and get there early so you can be inside Disneyland Park before official park opening. Cast Members have been letting guests onto Main Street U.S.A. as much as an hour before official opening time. Make sure you download the Disneyland Mobile App ahead of time. I would even delete the app and reinstall it the night before to make sure you have the latest version of the app. Once inside, link everyone’s tickets to the app on multiple phones. Have as many people as you can in your group attempt to get a Boarding Pass on the app. You can only get one per person per day and only one person in your group will be successful for the group, but the more people trying to get one the better your chances. There will be announcements as you wait for official park opening. If at any time you are in doubt, please ask a Cast Member so you are ready with those fast fingers right at opening.

    Well Jasmine, I’m wishing you the very best on your galactic journey and May the Force be with you!

    ‘Til the Spire!

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Meet the Panelist: Andres, California

Hello from Southern California! I live 90 minutes from the "Happiest Place on Earth." I love photography and the Disneyland Resort and when you put them together, it's pure magic! I have a Disney-loving, rope-dropping family of four. My wife even calls me the Rope Drop Champion. I'm an Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club Member, with home resorts on both coasts. I can't wait to help you experience the most magic while on vacation and show you how to rope drop like a pro! Learn More About Andres

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