Star Wars: Rise Of The Resistance puts guests in the midst of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. The Resistance recruits you from the forest outside the Black Spire Outpost for a secret mission. You board a transport that is then captured by a First Order Star Destroyer. You’ll be surrounded by stormtroopers and even Kylo Ren! You’ll eventually be broken free by a covert team of Resistance fighters including BB-8 and Rey. It is dramatic, exciting and completely immersive.
This is one of the hottest attractions currently at Disney World, and also one of the hardest rides to get on. Learn these 7 steps to score a boarding pass for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance now!
May the force be with you!
1. First, Download or Update the My Disney Experience App
The first thing you need to score your boarding pass is the free app, My Disney Experience App. This app is your handy guide to your Disney World vacation with many helpful tools, including scoring a boarding pass for Rise of the Resistance. Make sure you have the app downloaded, up to date and your tickets linked so you are ready to go.
2. Know the Distribution Times
There are select times during the day when guests can try for a boarding pass. As of Fall 2020, the times are 10am and 2pm (subject to change, check on your day of visit). You can only join a boarding group once per day.
3. Get Inside of Hollywood Studios
Once you know the distribution times, the next step is to get through the turnstiles at Hollywood Studios. With the specific times to try to grab a boarding pass, there is no need to arrive super early.
4. Turn OFF WIFI
We have found that you will want to turn your WIFI off and instead use your data. Be sure to select to turn off your WIFI before trying for a boarding pass.
5. Separate from your Group
This is a big one! We have found that the more secluded away from people you are, the better your phone signal picks up and therefore the better chance you have to score a boarding pass. This even means your own group, find an area by yourself and get ready!
6. Be Ready at the Distribution Time
You will want to be waiting and ready for the exact distribution time. CLOSE OUT ALL OTHER APPS on your phone. Have the My Disney Experience app open to the main page and look for the JOIN button for “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Virtual Queue”. Be ready to click FAST.
7. Your Boarding Group
You can now select passes for everyone in your group that is in the park with you, this will save precious seconds while trying to score a boarding pass. If you are lucky enough to score a boarding group number, you can explore other areas of Hollywood Studios while you wait. Once your boarding group is ready, you will be alerted on the app (make sure push notifications are ON) and then you have 1 hour to get to the attraction. You can always check the My Disney Experience to check which group they are on.
Please note that joining the virtual queue does not guarantee the ability to experience Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.