Disney’s Hollywood Studios has issued a number of changes to their park hours in anticipation of Rise of the Resistance crowds. Since opening day, the park has been quietly opening around 6:30 AM despite officially listed opening times of 8:00 or 9:00 AM. To accommodate for crowds in the coming weeks, these opening hours have changed once again.
Starting tomorrow, December 12th, the official park opening time will be 7:00 AM. This 7:00 AM opening time will last through December 21st, but given how many changes have taken place in the last few days, it’s likely to be further extended.
Based off our experiences in covering the attraction opening and Boarding Group process, our recommendation has been to arrive no later than 6:00 AM. Guests have been able to pass through the turnstiles as early as 6:30 AM, with Boarding Groups available immediately upon entering. Loading for the attraction typically begins at 7:00 AM.
With these changes, we may see an increase in guests arriving even earlier at the park, so if you’re set on riding Rise of the Resistance, we cannot stress arriving early enough. With an 8:00 AM posted open time today, all Boarding Groups were snatched up by 7:50 AM. (Yes, ten minutes before the park even officially opened.)
Additional changes to the park hour schedule include the return of evening Extra Magic Hours. While these were originally scheduled to begin in January 2020, a few nights have been added in December:
We’ll keep you updated on the status of park hours, Boarding Groups, and more here on WDWNT.