Rise of the Resistance to be Excluded From Extra Magic Hours Offerings in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Disney is preparing for a flood of travelers to Batuu in anticipation of the grand opening of the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction and while they have extended hours at various parks, the new attraction will be excluded from the roster of offerings during Extra Magic Hours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

If you were looking to take advantage of Extra Magic Hours and enjoy less crowds for the attraction, you may have to come up with alternative plans. Since its inception, the attraction has been plagued with operational issues, causing numerous delays in opening on both coasts. Despite the attraction still being on target for its December 5th grand opening here in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, operational issues persist, and it seems that the attraction is unable to operate for extended hours. That being said, until all of the operating issues are worked out within the attraction, it will not be offered as one of the attractions available during Extra Magic Hours. FastPass+ will also not be available for the attraction during its first few weeks (or potentially months) of operation.

Currently, all of Galaxy’s Edge, including Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, is open during the park’s morning Extra Magic Hours. We’ll have to see how the attraction fares once it begins official operation on December 5th at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Did you plan a stay at a Disney Resort hotel to specifically take advantage of Extra Magic Hours for the debut of this attraction? What do you think of the decision to exclude it from EMH? Sound off in the comments.

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Belle
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Belle

I did plan a resort stay for this specific reason. It not being included feels like kind of a cheat to on site guests.

Monkeypoopants
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Monkeypoopants

Great example of Disney Selfishness right here.

Cj
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Cj

I agree. I stayed on site at Disney for access to Star Wars land for extra magic hours and 60 day fastpasses. And now we get neither. We certainly paid more than the offsite guests, where are the perks?

Tee
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Tee

I’m staying for a week starting the 8th and I really doubt I’ll be able to ride it. Disney is not giving any help to on-site guests.

Progressive Music Lover
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Progressive Music Lover

As usual, Disney makes another idiotic decision that only further reflects the contempt that they and Mr. Iger has for their visitors. I do understand that new attractions do have technical issues that have to be corrected after they are open to the public. With this particular attraction, the ride should only be open during Extra Magic Hours, and then closed for maintenance once the park opens to the general public. I do not understand why the guest staying on resort property should be punished and mistreated in such a manner. If anything, it is the day visitors that should… Read more »

Monkeypoopants
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Monkeypoopants

And this is the epitome of Disney Selfishness.

Duke Jokes
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Duke Jokes

And I suppose because you were suckered into $700 a night for a hotel room, you are “entitled” to more? This is Disney. Get real dude. You are entitled to NOTHING more than the resort room you bought.

Ben Loman
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Ben Loman

Wow what a post. I guess that people who can’t afford to stay on property, just don’t deserve an opportunity to enjoy something.
Your smug, self righteous attitude must make for a blessed holiday season.

Robert
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Robert

Well, while it’s not going to be part of extra magic hours for now, you can still use your extra magic hours time to get in queue for it so that when the park/ride opens, you’re one of the first in the queue.

Moq
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Moq

Or you can spend your EMH getting other rides out of the way so you won’t waste much time standing in line for this one.

Christa
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Christa

Well, there goes the chances of riding it without a significant wait…

Tom
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Tom

So what r the normal hrs of operation for RofR then?
Couldn’t u use EMH and go to Smugglers Run and then jump over and get in line for RofR??

Chris
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Chris

Star Wars Land is a flop. I can’t believe we lost the Osborne Lights for this.

Jeff
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Jeff

“Since its inception, the attraction has been plagued with operational issues, causing numerous delays in opening on both coasts. Despite the attraction still being on target for its December 5th grand opening…”

Can’t have it both ways. Is it plagued with issues or is it on target for its announced date?

Tom Corless
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Tom Corless

Plenty of attractions have opened on scheduled dates just to end up having major issues and being down for hours a day. Does that mean it made it? Ask Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure. Also, Rise is already 4 months delayed here, up 7 months at DL.

Lisa Mazzei
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Lisa Mazzei

This is absolutely ridiculous. We have a trip planned SIX DAYS AFTER IT OPENS and were praying to get on during extra magic hours!! If there are glitches they should utilize all of the extra time that they can to get as many people onto the rides as possible!!!

Cassie
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Cassie

I wonder if this just means guests will line up outside the ride until it opens.