Even though it has been open for almost six weeks now, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance continues to be a massive hit at Disney's Hollywood Studios, with guaranteed virtual queue spots being snapped up every morning in just a few minutes after park opening.
And though we don't know for sure yet, many are expecting this attraction to be similarly popular at Disneyland, especially since, when it opens on January 17, 2020, almost all annual passes will be valid, which is a big change from the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge back in 2019, when most annual passholders were blocked out. In addition, a new ticket deal for local SoCal residents was just announced, which means even more people will be able to check out this new attraction during its opening weeks!
In anticipation of big crowds for this new attraction, Disney has released their official policy when it comes to guests getting on the west coast iteration of this new attraction.
You're still going to need a boarding pass
Just like at Disney's Hollywood Studios, guests who want to experience Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will need to join a boarding group to ride the attraction. Standby and FastPass will not be available for this attraction at all at Disneyland Park, at least during its opening weeks.
You can get a boarding pass via the Disneyland app or a FastPass kiosk
The easiest way to get a boarding pass will be to download the Disneyland app, go to the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance – Access by Boarding Group module (available from the main page) and then join a boarding group as soon as all members of a party have entered the park. Boarding groups will be made available as soon as the park opens, but not any earlier.
Guests not using the Disneyland app can visit select Fastpass distribution locations inside Disneyland Park to request to be assigned a boarding group, but if you're using this method, you'll need to go fast as we'd anticipate heavy demand for this attraction during its opening weeks.