PHOTO REPORT: Disney’s Hollywood Studios 12/12/19 (Waking up Early to Get a Rise of the Resistance Boarding Group, New Pandora Charms, One Man’s Dream Returns, and More)
Bright suns from Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Can we still say that even though the sun isn’t technically up yet? We decided to get here early to get a boarding pass for Rise of the Resistance. Let’s go!
Even at 6AM, the crowds wanting to get into a boarding group for Rise of the Resistance were lined up past the ticket windows.
The park opened early. The official opening time was scheduled to be 7 AM. The only areas open before 7 were Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land. We entered the park at 6:40 AM and were placed into Boarding Group 24. All Boarding Groups were distributed by 7:20 AM.
Once we entered the park, we headed straight to Galaxy’s Edge. After passing by Rise of the Resistance from the land’s main Grand Avenue entrance, the rest of Galaxy’s Edge was pretty quiet. If you ever wanted a photo of the Millennium Falcon without 500 people in the background, now would be a great time to do it.
We went through Toy Story Land around 7:15 this morning and it was pretty empty. Slinky Dog had a 45 minute wait, while Alien Swirling Saucers and Toy Story Mania both only had 5 minute waits.
While walking through Toy Story Land, we noticed a crane at the Roundup Rodeo BBQ construction site. Roundup Rodeo BBQ will be Toy Story Land’s table-service dining location and is set to open in 2020.
The crane was also visible from Animation Courtyard.
We had some time to spare before our boarding group was called, so we made our way to the front of the park to check out some shops. The D-tech on Demand station in Darkroom was not available to use.
Best Day Ever T-Shirt magnetic notepads are now on sale. It’s two for $8.00 each, rather than regular $9.99 each for just one.
Rise of the Resistance merchandise can now be found throughout the park, but the largest collection is at Keystone Clothiers.
In Keystone Clothiers, we also spotted a new Mandalorian hoodie. The hoodie is designed in the likeness of their armor. It comes in youth and adult sizes. The youth sizes are $46.99 and the adult sizes are $64.99.
It even has a cape!
The hood zips all the way over the wearer’s face to replicate Mando’s helmet.
Don’t worry… the part that covers your eyes is made of mesh, so you can still see. We don’t know how well though.
Two new Pandora charms were released today. We found them in Legends of Hollywood.
The new Mickey-shaped 2020 charm reads the year. On the backside of the charm is Cinderella’s castle.
The other new charm is an EPCOT one. The charm is Spaceship Earth with a pink silhouette of World Showcase. Both of the charms are $75.00 each.
We also found a collection of retro tops at Legends of Hollywood.
We’re OBSESSED with “Remember the Magic” long-sleeve top.
To see more details and prices for the collection, click here.
OUR BOARDING GROUP WAS CALLED! We entered the queue for Rise of the Resistance around 7:45AM. Two thumbs up! We absolutely loved it. You can watch a full POV video of the ride here. When we exited the attraction, we noticed that the A-frame signs had been put up around the park, informing guests that all boarding groups were full for the day.
The Frozen 2 preview has left Walt Disney Presents and One Man’s Dream has returned.
The display case outside the theater’s entrance has been switched out from Frozen animation models to ones from other Disney films.
Also in Walt Disney Presents, the merchandise kiosk by the Mike and Sulley Meet-and-Greet has been removed. In its place is a display case with costumes from Descendants 2.
On our way out of the park, we noticed some promotional filming happening beside the film director statue.
Well that about does it for us… we’re ready to go home and take a nap after that early morning wake-up. Thank for following our day and keep checking WDWNT for all of your Disney Parks news.