PHOTO REPORT: Disney’s Hollywood Studios 1/12/20 (Roaming R2-D2 Droid, Millennium Falcon Popcorn Bucket, Star Wars Rise of the Resistance Boarding Groups, New Keychains, and More)
Bright suns from Disney’s Hollywood Studios! It’s time to rise and shine for Rise of the Resistance, so let’s head over to the park and see how things are going today.
The “no bag” line was crazy.
The line of people stretched all the way to the tram drop-off area. This was one of the times when having a bag would be beneficial.
The bag check lines were much shorter.
It looks like everyone was slowed down by security. The touch points were pretty empty to get in the park.
Starbucks is pretty busy with people still trying to wake up. Everyone is hanging out and waiting for a chance to join a boarding group.
To increase your chances of getting a boarding group, try to be inside the park before 7 a.m. The boarding groups will go live at 7 a.m. and allow you to get a group number. The boarding groups filled up pretty quickly this morning, but backup groups lasted until almost 10:30 a.m.
After boarding group distribution, many people head to Batuu to kill time before they can ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.
The line for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run extended off-planet first thing in the morning — which is much better than opening up these gates to the backstage area.
The rest of the land seemed calm. With only two attractions — and one offering no stand by line — most people wait for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. The rest of Batuu is easy to navigate.
And you might just see some interesting characters.
Boarding groups are moving smoothly this morning.
Popcorn carts around the park and these traveling carts now offer the Millennium Falcon popcorn buckets. The boxed popcorn is a great alternative that will keep your Millennium Falcon looking clean on the inside.