Standby queue coming to Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

by Brittani Tuttle

An exciting change is coming to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, specifically affecting the way that guests experience Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

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Starting Sept. 23, the use of virtual queue for the attraction will be paused, and guests will then be able to experience the ride through the use of a traditional standby queue — for the first time since it opened in 2019.

While the virtual queue for Rise of the Resistance will be going away for now, guests are encouraged to check the My Disney Experience app for the latest updates, including the potential future use of virtual queue at the attraction at a later date, or from time to time.

Are you excited about this change? Would you prefer to continue using a virtual queue to ride Rise of the Resistance, or is offering a traditional wait-in-line option the way to go? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.


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Vinnie September 16, 2021 - 4:52 pm

It’s about time
So happy to see the virtual queue go away and with it the need to wake up at 7 am while on vacation

Steve September 16, 2021 - 5:16 pm

The virtual que was the worst idea. All the money you spend to plan on a trip to galaxys edge and younhad to gamble to get on the ride. So happy its going away

Mike B September 16, 2021 - 7:37 pm

I think the only reason they’re doing this is because Genie+ is coming in a couple of weeks. They’re going to start charging $$$ to ride it, so the virtual queue is just being replaced with the buy-a-ticket option. The standby line will probably be 7 hours long to encourage more ticket sales.

Mark S Malowitz September 16, 2021 - 8:06 pm

Virtual ques made the ride impossible to get on.

Brian Fuchs September 16, 2021 - 8:11 pm

On vacation in Orlando as I type this – avoiding Disney and opting for Universal. Disney has become a set of parks I avoid because the thought of planning every second of a trip months in advance is not a vacation. And the thought of getting onto the newest ride being a dice roll is insane. So, yeah, I am all for getting rid of the crappy virtual line.

lynn September 16, 2021 - 8:26 pm

It would give those of us who don’t use smart phones or carry a lot of tech to the parks to get a chance at the ride. I never had much interest in it because I knew I didn’t have a chance to get on it.

Mary September 17, 2021 - 3:27 pm

Never was able to get a virtual que so glad to see at least an option to stand in line if we wanted to.


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