We’re just a few short days away from the reopening of Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 15th.
We know we’re not alone when we say we’re pretty excited to ride Rise of the Resistance in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge again. Initially, Disney had announced that the Virtual Queue would NOT be returning. However, Disney just announced that Rise of the Resistance WILL be using a MODIFIED Virtual Queue when Hollywood Studios reopens.
Unlike the ride’s previous virtual queue system that gave guests inside the theme park one opportunity, at park opening, to join a Boarding Group, the new Virtual Queue will give guests an opportunity to request to join the queue at 10AM, 1PM, or 4PM using the My Disney Experience app. Keep in mind, guests will need to have valid park admission and a Disney Park Pass reservation so that they can be INSIDE Hollywood Studios to attempt to join.
To join the Virtual Queue, you will need the My Disney Experience app. Log in to the app at one of the queue times — 10AM, 1PM, or 4PM — and select “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Virtual Queue” from your home screen. This screen will show you the current status and next steps for joining the queue.
Once you’ve joined, make sure you have push notifications turned on for the app so you know when your group is called to ride. You’ll have up to one hour to return to the attraction from the time that your group is called.
The app will show if there is no availability and guests may be able to join back-up boarding groups for a chance to ride the attraction later. Remember, a spot in the Virtual Queue does NOT guarantee that you will get to ride.
As long as you have your My Disney Experience account linked to park tickets for you and the rest of your party, you’ll be able to have everyone join the Virtual Queue at the same time. NOTE: Each guest will only be able to join the Virtual Queue ONCE per day — so no re-rides. If at any point you have questions or need some help with the process, you can locate Cast Members at the Guest Experience Team locations around the park.
This comes as a pretty big surprise since Disney had initially said that this would not be happening. Stay tuned to DFB for all of the latest reopening updates!
Are you headed to ride Rise of the Resistance in a reopened Hollywood Studios? Tell us in the comments!