Before Walt Disney World shut down due to COVID-19 in March, the hottest ride in central Florida was Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, with throngs of guests flooding Disney's Hollywood Studios every morning to try and get a virtual queue boarding pass before they were all taken for the day, which often happened mere moments after the park's official opening.
However, now that Disney's Hollywood Studios has reopened, getting on this ride is a little bit different, as Disney can't afford to have guests crowding around the entrance to Disney's Hollywood Studios or packing the queue as tightly as possible. Fortunately, there is a new way to get on this attraction that should ensure that all guests visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios can experience this attraction safely.
Multiple distribution times for boarding passes are now available
Instead of releasing all boarding passes for the day right at park opening guests now have three different opportunities to grab a boarding pass: 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 4:00 PM. Once a boarding group is a available a push notification will be sent to your phone, and guests will have an hour from the time of the alert to arrive at the entrance of this attraction.
Like before, boarding passes will go quickly when they are released so guests will definitely want to make sure that they have the My Disney Experience app all loaded up a few minutes before each dispersal time. However the good news is Disney is limiting guests to only a single boarding group every day, so if you don't get in the first time, you still have a shot at other times later in the day, and might have some extra time as well as guests use up their reservation allotment.
This new system should also work well with the strict capacity limits in place at Disney's Hollywood Studios, which will ideally be capped at daily capacity for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, since guests visiting this park will all likely want to experience this attraction.
However, beyond the new process for getting on this attraction, there are some additional social distancing measures being implemented for this attraction that you'll definitely want to know about as well!