The most popular attraction in Disney’s Hollywood Studios has seen a LOT of changes to its boarding groups — which, in case ya didn’t know, are required to get on the ride! You can snag a spot at 7AM from outside of the park, or at 1PM from inside Hollywood Studios…or so you thought. A change to how these boarding groups work just made that 1PM queue way easier for you!
Like we mentioned, you previously had to be physically inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios to get a boarding group at 1PM. But now, that’s not the case! Guests can now join that 1PM group from anywhere on Disney property, as long as they tapped into Hollywood Studios earlier that day. So theoretically, you could tap into Hollywood Studios in the morning, leave for lunch, and still join that 1PM group from wherever you may be!
Of course, we had to test out this new feature. We started our morning in Hollywood Studios, but by 1PM we were way outside of the park. As in, far far away.
And guess what? We were still able to grab a boarding group!
We should note that the information on the app does not specify this little workaround. In fact, the language is pretty vague, but we’re here to tell ya that this works! As long as you tap into Hollywood Studios at some point beforehand, you do not need to be in the park to get a 1PM boarding group.
We did chat with some Cast Members and they confirmed this switch. But we’ll let you know if anything changes! We want to thank one of our DFB readers for clueing us into this update. We hope this little tweak makes a BIG difference for you if you’re on a mission to get a boarding group! Best of luck to ya.
And if you can’t get a boarding group or you’re far away from Disney World, well, take a peek inside the ride with us! Or check out our favorite tips for getting a boarding group.
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