UPDATE: A few days ago we called Disney’s VIP Tour phone line and spoke with a Cast Member. The Cast Member we spoke to at that point informed us that that Boarding Groups for Rise of the Resistance were not included in VIP Tours and guests would still need to try and sign up for them during the day. On July 16th, however, we spoke with another Cast Member and they stated that a single ride on Rise of the Resistance is included in the VIP Tours without the need to obtain a Boarding Group. We’ll continue to look for more updates.
And although we’ve given you our best tips and tricks to get a Boarding Group, there’s still no guarantee that you’ll be able to snag a boarding group to ride the attraction.
But there is ONE way to get a ride on Rise of the Resistance without a boarding group. We talked to a Cast Member today who confirmed that the ride will soon be included as part of Disney World’s VIP Tours.
There’s just one catch — VIP Tours can cost anywhere from $425 to $750 per hour, depending on the time of year. But the tour does include skip-the-line access on most of Disney World’s rides in multiple parks. And as of June 11th Rise of the Resistance will be one of those rides you can skip the line — and boarding group — for!
Disney Private VIP Tours an be made for groups of up to 10 guests. With these private tours, you can tell your personal VIP Tour Guide what you’d like to see and they’ll customize the day to your wants. Other personalized services included in Disney’s VIP Tours include: pre-arrival planning, visits to multiple theme parks in 1 or more days, and more.
Just keep in mind that VIP Tours require theme park admission, which isn’t included in the price of the tour.
Also it’s important to keep in mind that all Private VIP Tours have to be booked for a minimum duration of 7 continuous hours.
So, if you’ve tried over and over again to grab a boarding pass for Rise of the Resistance and have never succeeded, you do have another — albeit expensive — option.
However, the Cast Member we spoke with told us that you’re only allowed ONE ride on the attraction with the tour. If you want to do it again, you’ll have to go back to trying your luck with the boarding pass system.
If you’ll be trying to score a boarding group for Rise of the Resistance, keep in mind that you can sign up for a boarding group at 7AM or 1PM each day. You are able to sign up from a 7AM boarding group from outside the park. You are also able to sign up for a 1PM boarding group from anywhere on Disney property, as long as you tapped into Hollywood Studios earlier that day. Don’t forget that you will need a Disney Park Pass reservation in order to enter Hollywood Studios and ride Rise of the Resistance.
Would you pay for a tour that could give you access to Rise of the Resistance? What about paying for something like FastPass+ access to certain rides in Disney World (versus not having FastPass+ at all)? Disneyland Paris has introduced a paid program for its guests which lets them pay to go through a quicker line at select rides. We’ve also seen a paid FastPass system (MaxPass) implemented in Disneyland in the past. With FastPass+ still suspended at the moment in Disney World, there are many unknowns in terms of what a future FastPass+ system could look like.
UPDATE: A few days ago we called Disney’s VIP Tour phone line and spoke with a Cast Member. The Cast Member we spoke to at that point informed us that that Boarding Groups for Rise of the Resistance were not included in VIP Tours and guests would still need to try and sign up for them during the day. But now, it seems the situation has changed.
On July 16th, however, we spoke with another Cast Member and they stated that a single ride on Rise of the Resistance is included in the VIP Tours without the need to obtain a Boarding Group. We’ll continue to look for more updates.
We’ll certainly be keeping an eye out for more news about the return of FastPass+, any updates about Rise of the Resistance boarding groups, and more. Stay tuned because we’ll keep you updated on all things Disney World!
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