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BREAKING: Virtual Queue Being Paused at Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Traditional Standby Queue Coming September 23 to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney has announced that beginning September 23, boarding groups will not be used for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, and the attraction will utilize a traditional standby queue.

The Disney Parks Blog announced the change, stating, “We know our guests love choice and flexibility when planning their time in a theme park — which is why, starting September 23, we will pause the use of virtual queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.”

It is noted that virtual queue may be used at the attraction in the future, or from time to time.

Fans have long complained of the boarding groups required for Rise of the Resistance, as they were notoriously hard to get. This announcement comes just a week after the addition of “Virtual” queue signage at the attraction.

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Chris
Chris
1 month ago

This is great news and will slow down people who have ridden on it multiple times, since they might be more resistant to a physical queue at this point. There will always be lightning lane if they absolutely must skip the standby line.

I hope that guests who have yet to experience the attraction will finally be able to. It’s a great one, for sure.

Marcus
Marcus
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris

It’s not worth the wait. At. All.

Marcus
Marcus
1 month ago

Here come the 3 hour waits. The virtual queue had just gotten the kinks out and was working well. WTF, Disney!

Billy
Billy
1 month ago
Reply to  Marcus

Better than the “Oh you were not .00005 seconds faster than everyone else? Well sorry you are SoL! Enjoy the rest of your day!”

Harry
Harry
1 month ago

Too them long enough
Take some notes from universal

James
James
1 month ago

So every one will rush to ride in morning or whenever they arrive.Even with virtual que there were lines back to Toy Story Land. Or pay a lot extra money for maybe a slightly shorter wait.Guess profit is all Disney executives care for.

Marcus
Marcus
1 month ago
Reply to  James

Profits before people. The Disney way.

May
May
1 month ago
Reply to  James

“Even with virtual que there were lines back to Toy Story Land.” I did not know that. Impressive.

Chewiespal
Chewiespal
1 month ago

“We know our guests love choice and flexibility when planning their time in a theme park”

That’s funny.

Marcus
Marcus
1 month ago
Reply to  Chewiespal

So flexible you can spend half your day in the park waiting in line for a ride that’s 50/50 going to break down. Plus the ride is from a crappy movie anyway. PASS!

Chris
Chris
1 month ago

There would be too much money left lying on the table if they were to offer a free virtual queue along with the paid Lightning Lane. So now there will be a 7am dash to purchase the Lightning Lane pass. Same guest experience, just now you will pay for the privilege.

cody
cody
1 month ago

This is just to push for the paid lightning lane. It’s All about that $$$

Chris Kinney
Chris Kinney
1 month ago

It’s about darn time!!

Joshua
Joshua
1 month ago

So this is going to basically make it rideable in the morning for the people that are staying on property, and will be getting access to the parks 30 minutes early. Not much for enhanced flexibility and choice. At least it gives people another reason to stay on property come October.

Mike
Mike
1 month ago

This is terrible news. With the virtual line you knew if you had it or not– and could carry on. They were having as many riders as possible with the virtual line. Now it’s likely be to be one more line to waste way more time in: the worst part of Disney is the lines. Now folks can ride it again and again. Yes, folks can choose to wait in line to get on this instead of trying for the virtual option, yet I can’t see how this will improve customer experience. It made it so much more effective to… Read more »

Harley
Harley
1 month ago

I honestly think lighting and virtual should be the same like no offense but you want to pay for this i definite. I do think standby should always be an option also because das goes by standby without it folks who need the assistance wait twice blindly! Flexibility is the key the new genie thing. Lets also remember kiddos before fp we all waited and it was free and and most importantly you got on the ride!

Kupo
Kupo
1 month ago

With this change does that mean that people with DAS will be able to get a come-back time vs standing in line? I figured it wouldn’t qualify when it was virtual, but surely this would change that?

Mike Stevens
Mike Stevens
1 month ago

This will be interesting!!!

Cinzy
Cinzy
1 month ago

This is the prelude to the Lightning Lane up-charges $$$. The lines will be long again and they hope you’ll spring for the money. The corporate greed is just sickening. I was hoping to go on for the first time this December, now that looks dismal. Whatever happened to the “happiest place on earth”? Only if you have big big bucks! I think Walt would be dismayed! 🥲

Brent
Brent
1 month ago

I wonder if they have to make this change before they can implement the Genie service??? I am thinking it would make whatever they charge for this ride WAY more attractive than a 3 hour wait!!!

IHeartOnlineShopping
IHeartOnlineShopping
1 month ago

The thing that Disney can’t seem to figure out is that there are some people who don’t want to plan every detail of their trip ahead of time…when to eat, what rides to ride, etc. When we had annual passes for five years to Disneyland the fun of it was being spontaneous. You’d walk by a ride with a short line and say “let’s ride that”. And you would eat when you get hungry. I wouldn’t enjoy a trip to a Disney park anymore with all of the planning. We don’t carry around cell phones at Disney that can connect… Read more »

McKenzie
McKenzie
1 month ago

Wow. Convenient time for this Disney. So when the standby line is 2 hours + the sales for Lighting lane will somehow go up right?

Joshua Tabor
Joshua Tabor
1 month ago

Sheesh, wish Disneyland had this. I might get in line at 5am just to hurry and be one of the 1st thousand+ that will go right to the ride and nit get a boarding pass. Any1 wants 3 new green magic bands $10 each jtabor1976 at hotmail dot com yo

abdul khan
abdul khan
1 month ago

Ahhh make guests suffer thru the pains of 2 hour queues, so that when lightning lanes @ $15/guest start , they’ll fork that dough effortlessly, only Chapek could’ve come up with this diabolical scheme.

Jessi
Jessi
1 month ago

I am also going to guess that this was also done so Disney can promote their new “paid fast pass” system that they keep trying to hype.

Last edited 1 month ago by Jessi