When the clock strikes 1PM in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, almost everyone’s heart skips a beat.
It’s like a countdown to launch when it comes to snagging a boarding group for the popular attraction — Rise of the Resistance. Everyone wants to join the resistance and take a stressful journey to escape the First Order — sounds fun! So, leading up to the race to see who can tap “Join Boarding Group” fast enough, everything quiets down for a moment in the park.
We almost thought that the mannequin challenge had made a come-back when we were looking for a place to sip our cocktail today. The only thing moving around us was thumbs — and they were poised to claim their spot with the Resistance!
Looks like everyone is taking a seat and a phone break at Hollywood Studios 🤣 pic.twitter.com/Ks9KiEed0L
— AJ Wolfe (@DisneyFoodBlog) February 23, 2021
We’ve been working to master the art of claiming a boarding group so we have some tips to help you snag a spot. If you don’t get a boarding group during the 7AM distribution, you’ll be gunning for the second distribution at 1PM. People freeze for a bit and time almost stops because these babies go fast! And if you don’t get a boarding group, you don’t get to ride.
If you’re planning to attempt to get a boarding group, we have a few tips to help you out. Ensure that everyone in your party who wants to ride is in the park and linked to your Disney account, turn off wifi on your phone, and refresh the My Disney Experience App BEFORE 1PM.
At 1PM, it’s go time! Click “Join Boarding Group” and confirm that everyone who wants to ride is selected. Once you’ve got your boarding group you can join in the collective woohoo-ing that is taking place around you. It goes FAST, so be prepared!
After just a few minutes, time seems to resume at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as everyone heads to their next ride or meal! And, that’s when we can FINALLY find a seat!
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Have you ridden Rise of the Resistance? Let us know in the comments!