• On Dec 10, 2019
    Jeanie from MI 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.

    Am at WDW this week. Have heard that DHS is opening at 6:30 instead of 8:00 as listed. Concierge can't verify. Need to be on site in order to try and get into queue for ROTR. Any suggestions on verifying park hours?

    Bright suns, Jeanie! I see you're already visiting my pal, Mickey! I hope you're having a magical week, and you are able to take in all the holiday splendor.

    The Cast Member you spoke to is correct...the official Park hours at Disney's Hollywood Studios are 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM for much of this week. However, we all know that the early bird catches the worm (or in my case, the Mickey Bar)! With the opening of any headliner attraction, I always advise being at the Park gates extra early. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance throws that rule into hyperspace. Star Wars fans and Disney fans alike have been anxiously awaiting this epic attraction that promises to be like none other. 

    My Disney Parks Moms Panel friend, Jessica, got there at 5:30 AM this morning so that she could be amongst the first guests in line. Although the complimentary theme park transportation was not running at that early hour, she was able to use a ridesharing service from her Walt Disney World Resort Hotel to get to the Park. Being at the gates by 6:00 AM is recommended, especially during these first few weeks while Walt Disney World is implementing its virtual queue Boarding Group system (which works through the My Disney Experience app). 

    I was lucky to be able to experience Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance last week during a media event, and I can attest that it is worth the wait! Where else can you escape the clutches of the First Order while being held hostage on a Star Destroyer? BB8, Rey, and Finn will need your assistance on their mission to defeat Supreme Leader Kylo Ren. Be ready to "Ignite the spark!"

    Good luck with your Resistance mission, Jeanie!

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Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania! I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique. It's incredible how many people you can find who love talking about "The Most Magical Place On Earth!" I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at my monthly Bunco club for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical. Learn More About Eean

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