Lieutenant Bek in Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Disney No Longer Saving Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Lightning Lane Slots for Non-Resort Guests, Sells Out Immediately at 9 a.m.

This week, Walt Disney World launched their new Disney Genie service, as well as Genie+ and Lightning Lane, which allow guests to skip the standby line for a fee. Some attractions are included in Genie+ for $15, while others cost extra with individual Lightning Lane access, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance being one of the latter. While Genie+ selections are available to all guests starting at 7:00 a.m. each day, individual Lightning Lane selections are available to resort guests early and non-resort guests at park open.

For the past few days, Disney had saved some slots for non-resort guests to ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance earlier in the day, but it seems this has ended.

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Individual Lightning Lane access was filling up fast for resort guests at 7:00 a.m. The first available time slot we could see was 1:35 p.m.

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Because Disney’s Hollywood Studios was not our first park of the day, we weren’t able to make a Lightning Lane reservation until after Park Hopping began at 2:00 p.m.

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By 9:00 a.m.—when Disney’s Hollywood Studios opened and non-resort guests could purchase Lightning Lane access—there were only evening time slots available. The first window for non-resort guests started at 6:00 p.m.

This gives a huge advantage to resort guests looking to ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, while non-resort guests may miss out.

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The attraction’s Lightning Lane access sold out by 10:30 a.m. in the past two days. Today, access was sold out by 9:12 a.m.

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Achilles
Achilles
1 month ago

Good, reward those that stay at the Resort.

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

Not good.

Tiki Terry
Tiki Terry
1 month ago

Remember when we didn’t have to “work” for resort perks? If this is even a perk.

abdul khan
abdul khan
1 month ago

Sounds like Chapek logic, resort guests are higher priority than day guest who most likely are APs , so screw em, open everything for resort guests

Sarah
Sarah
1 month ago

This makes it harder and harder to justify going to Disney with my kids. Maybe they will be daredevils and prefer Universal.

Barbara
Barbara
1 month ago

That bites!! If this keeps happening, it looks like to me that I’ll never get to ride that Star Wars ride ever!! Not sure how far in advance to schedule it, since we’ll be down there in Orlando Florida in May 2022

Lesia Lambert Conant
Lesia Lambert Conant
1 month ago

This is absolutely awful for anyone whom come to Disney and cannot afford the resorts. If you looked how much it is to stay at the resort compared to other accommodations your basically punishing those whom just bought tickets for what? Someone made a comment that Disney was becoming a park for the elite or the privileged. I am thinking they hit the nail on the head.

Joni
Joni
1 month ago

So you are saying that if you are a non resort guest then you have to stand in a regular line.

Ronald Patterson
Ronald Patterson
1 month ago

So why not just change the rules, if your not staying in the resort for multiple days, you can’t Come to the parks, multi night resort guests only, and only deluxe resort guests can buy lighting lane access

mis
mis
1 month ago

it seems cheapact want a gated exclusive resort atmosphere. another push to sell dvc?

Lucia Petti
Lucia Petti
1 month ago

Not sounding to positive, hoping Disney figures out a better method soon.

Jodi GIESE
Jodi GIESE
1 month ago

I’m feeling lately like Disney is for rich people only, the rest of us are no longer welcome.

Blah blahblah
Blah blahblah
1 month ago

I just renewed my pass……wishing I didn’t as they keep making it worthless

Yvonne NC
Yvonne NC
1 month ago

Question: is RotR still a available to people who dont purchase lightening lane, or do they first offer to as many who are willing to pay, and if they fill the spaces, then that’s it,?

Ed Marks
Ed Marks
1 month ago

Guess are going to get upset about this and Disney is eventually going to have to go back to the free fast passes because this is just greedy. I believe that this will lead to fights between different guests and division on who’s a hotel guest and who is not. I do not see anything positive coming from this and it is definitely not about guest happiness.

Stephen Williams
Stephen Williams
1 month ago

If you made that the main park reservation wouldn’t you be able to try for that morning slot? Just no park hopper for that one pretty much lessens the chances.

Sarah
Sarah
1 month ago

This is awful. Also don’t delete people’s views just because they disagree with Disney. It looks bad.

Tom Corless
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Sarah

That’s not a thing anyone here has ever done…

Daniel
Daniel
1 month ago

So why am I going to pay 15 bucks if I still can’t get on certain rides all the same as it was before? At this point, I’m paying for the privilege to miss out on Rise of the Resistance instead of doing it for free.

Ron
Ron
1 month ago

So Disney has figured out the ultimate cash machine. Pay some $120 to walk in the park and not get to ride any rides because they were bought by hotel guests on to of the park entry fee.
Can I be the first to sign up for this class action fraud law suit?

Elena
Elena
11 days ago

I’ve been watching the individual lighting lanes for Rise, Remy and Flight of Passage this week (Thanksgiving week) since we will be at WDW during Christmas week but will not be staying at a WDW resort. I am extremely disappointed to see that the individual lighting lanes for all of these attractions are always sold out before park open. Plus, the Remy Virtual Queues are gone for anyone park hopping to Epcot. So, my husband and I have spent $2,000 just on tickets and Genie+ to not be able to ride either Remy or Flight of Passage because of park… Read more »