Rise of the Resistance, Disney

We are currently living in a time where they have been so many changes over the last six months. All theme parks across the world have had to develop comprehensive health and safety plans which have had to be fully implemented in order for them to be able to reopen their gates during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort have updated their face coverings policies again this week and we can be confident that more changes will be announced in the coming weeks as reported COVID-19 cases appear to still be on the rise in Florida.

Managing capacity at the parks is hugely important to ensure social distancing measures are able to be adhered to. As a result of this, every guest needs to have a reservation as well as a valid ticket.

In our last debate we discussed the three major changes that have been put into place and kicked off our mini series with a debate asking you whether Fastpass+ should be gotten rid of permenantly?

Our new debate looks at the change to obtaining boarding passes on the hugely popular Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney's Hollywood Studios...

The Big Debate - Should Staggered Booking Windows Become Permanent for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance?

Rise of the Resistance, Walt Disney World
Image: Disney

With social distancing and park passes required for all guests, the system used to get a boarding group for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance prior to Walt Disney World's closure back in March just wouldn't be possible to continue when Disney's Hollywood Studios officially reopened on July 15.

It required guests to often line up hours in advance of the park opening in order to obtain a boarding group, which were distributed on a first- come, first-serve basis.

Disney announced that they would use staggered booking windows to distribute boarding passes,  and is now distributing boarding passes at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. 

With attendance still low at the parks, majority of guests who experienced the original system are unlikely to have had the chance to try out the new staggered system but none the less we are asking you the question, Should Staggered Booking Windows Become Permanent for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance?

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Star Wars Galaxy's Edge
Image: Disney

To me, this system seems like a good idea but I have not experienced it. Should it remain in place even when capacity at the parks can be increased and there perhaps isn't the need for reservations? It seems a fairer way of doing it. Be sure to vote below to let us know what you think.

Here are the options, I added the extra choice for yes, purely if you think that it should remain and you think it would work well to roll this out to help mitigate wait times at other top rides/attractions across the Walt Disney World parks:

  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes, and it should be done for the other top rides in each park.

CLICK HERE to vote and don't forget to share this with your friends and family. We always love to hear your comments and are proud of our community on Theme Park Tourist so we ask you to be respectful of all other readers views. You can leave comments on our Facebook Page or below.

A selection of comments from each side of the debate will be shared in our The Big Debates RESULTS article which will be published soon.

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge
Image: Disney

A few readers have commented that these polls are pointless because it won't make any difference anyway, which is inarguably a valid point in most situations. For those that see no value in taking part, that is of course your choice and be sure you check out our News Page and Features Page for other articles.

To read two of our top articles this week, click on one of the links in the content box below, and if you click on page 2, you can find out what else Theme Park Tourist has to offer to help you plan for your next theme park trip. We have also included links to the results article for our most recent Big Debates and listed our new featured articles for you to check out... 


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