Rise of the Resistance has been a very popular trip to Walt Disney World since it opened in 2019.
But instead of waiting in line for hours, Disney used a virtual queue system with boarding passes, so you could book your pass and come back when it was your turn to go on the trip. Getting the boarding passes was a challenge in itself, as they were picked up very quickly once they were available. We gave you tips to maximize your chances of getting a pass, but now all of this is about to come out the window, because Rise of the Resistance will soon change to a normal waiting line.
Yes, you read that right. Starting September 23rd, you will now wait in a physical line to continue to Rise of the Resistance.
We are curious to see what these waiting times will be like, but there is another way to be able to climb Rise without using the normal line: Selection of individual attractions.
The selection of individual attractions will soon arrive as part of the new Disney Genie system using My Disney Experience. Basically, you can pay individually to skip the queue at some high-demand attractions, such as Rise of the Resistance, with the new Lightning Lane.
This is different from Genie +, which includes more than 40 trips to Disney World and is paid for separately. We do not yet know the current cost of individual attractions through the selection of individual attractions, but if you pay for Genie + it will NOT give you access.
So what does this mean now that Rise of the Resistance no longer uses a virtual queue? Well, for starters, you don’t have to wake up at 7am and decide between trying to get a free boarding pass or basically paying for one.
Now, you only have to get up so early if you want to BUY a pass to skip the row. Remember that individual selections of attractions are available for Disney Hotel guests 07:00 and the rest of the guests in the open park. Otherwise, you can show up on the ride and stand in line.
This also means that boarding passes for the selection of individual attractions will not be removed from the current boarding pass supply. Therefore, there will be no fewer boarding passes to go for free or to pay guests, because now they will only be available for people who pay to skip the queue at Rise.
With this new change, it can encourage more people to pay to skip the queue at Rise instead of waiting for hours. Let’s be realistic, now will probably be the longest waiting time for Disney World and Disney knows that not everyone will want to wait; there would be people who would pay more to go on the trip.
So now your only two options for climbing Rise of the Resistance is to pay for a pass to skip the row or physically wait in line. We’re sure the rope drop in Hollywood studios will now be even crazier!
Disney did say they were “pausing” the virtual queue system in Rise of the Resistance, so it doesn’t seem to be permanent. We’ll keep you updated, so stay tuned to All Ears for more information.
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