UPDATE: Since this post was originally written, the Rise of the Resistance Boarding Group process has changed quite a bit. Guests can currently grab a boarding group at 7AM and 1PM. To try for a pass at 7AM, guests no longer have to be in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You can grab a pass from anywhere as long as you and your party have a Park Pass Reservation for Hollywood Studios. For the 1PM slot, guests must be in the park to get a pass.
Seriously, it may be more difficult to get Splash Mountain merchandise at this point, but getting a Boarding Group for Rise of the Resistance can be quite the endeavor. We recently got confirmation, though, of a new change that makes it WAY easier for guests traveling with friends or family to get a boarding group.
If you’re trying to get a Boarding Group for Rise of the Resistance there are a few important steps you’ve got to follow. First, you and every member of your party wanting to ride the attraction must have already entered Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You will also want to make sure that you are all linked together on My Disney Experience. To read our tips to get a Boarding Group click here!
You’ll need to ask to join a Boarding Group at the the appropriate time. Right now, you can request to join a Boarding Group at 10AM and 2PM.
Then, in the past, you had to manually select everyone in your travel party that wishes to ride. Once you’ve done that, you can click on “Join Boarding Group” again to be (hopefully) randomly assigned a Boarding Group.
When you’re trying to grab a Boarding Group though, every second counts! So, if you’re traveling in a large party , having to manually add a lot of friends and family members to your group can take up some precious time! But now, a change is making things MUCH easier.
We spoke to a Cast Member today who confirmed that anyone eligible from your friends and family to obtain a boarding group at the time you’re requesting one will be automatically selected as part of your party. That means, you won’t have to manually check their names when you’re forming your group on My Disney Experience.
Keep in mind though, to be eligible, a person must have a valid ticket and Park Pass reservation for Hollywood Studios on that date, and must already be inside the park (meaning they already scanned their ticket or MagicBand at the entrance and walked into the park). Also remember that you and your friends and family must be linked on My Disney Experience in order to get a boarding group for everyone in the party. Your friends can’t automatically be added to your party if you aren’t linked to each other on My Disney Experience.
This is an awesome update that will hopefully make it easier for larger groups to snag a Boarding Group and ride Rise of the Resistance. Can’t make it to Disney World right now to hop on the attraction yourself? Then click here to get a virtual ride-through experience!
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