News Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opening reports and using Boarding Groups at Disney's Hollywood Studios

scottieRoss

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As to the colors, the First Order officer I had on Christmas Eve (Life Day Eve) was really quizing us on our color. Kind of went like this
FO: You, what color are you standing on
Guest: Red
FO: You, resistance scum, what color are you standing on?
Guest: Umm Umm Orange
FO: Without looking down? What color?
Guest: Orange
FO: You there, What color?
Guest: Blue
FO: Look Down Resistance Scum
Guest: Ooops, black (was not on the color stripe)
FO: I said to stand on the Blue
 

Soccerdrama

New Member
Here's a question I haven't seen answered yet: My husband and I are passholders, but we are bringing our two grandsons who are not. They will have one day tickets to each park which state "no readmission." If we get to the park, say at 7:30 am to get our boarding passes, I am assuming we will have to stay in the park the entire day - even if our boarding group time is in the evening? In the old days, they used to stamp your hand so you could return to the park later in the day. Is this not done anymore with the daily passes? Thanks.
 

DisneyDreamer08

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Darn it. The 14th was changed to a 7am opening. No way I’m pushing my two girls (age 9 and 4 who have no interest in Star Wars) to get there prior to rope drop. We have a Slinky Dog FP and were planning to rope drop Alien. We haven’t been since Toy Story land opened so we haven’t done either yet. Looks like we might not get to ride Alien this trip 😔 Wait times have just been too high.
Side note, I have the MDE app on my phone. If my husband wants to rope drop to ride RotR, I know he will have to download the app. Can I sign in with my password on his phone so he has access to the account?
 

TJ Vazquez

Premium Member
In the Parks
No
Darn it. The 14th was changed to a 7am opening. No way I’m pushing my two girls (age 9 and 4 who have no interest in Star Wars) to get there prior to rope drop. We have a Slinky Dog FP and were planning to rope drop Alien. We haven’t been since Toy Story land opened so we haven’t done either yet. Looks like we might not get to ride Alien this trip 😔 Wait times have just been too high.
Side note, I have the MDE app on my phone. If my husband wants to rope drop to ride RotR, I know he will have to download the app. Can I sign in with my password on his phone so he has access to the account?
You might be able to snag a later SSD Fastpass now that they changed the hours. People will drop/change their existing fastpass for an earlier one now that might open up some times for you if you check today.
 

disneygeek90

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Darn it. The 14th was changed to a 7am opening. No way I’m pushing my two girls (age 9 and 4 who have no interest in Star Wars) to get there prior to rope drop. We have a Slinky Dog FP and were planning to rope drop Alien. We haven’t been since Toy Story land opened so we haven’t done either yet. Looks like we might not get to ride Alien this trip 😔 Wait times have just been too high.
Side note, I have the MDE app on my phone. If my husband wants to rope drop to ride RotR, I know he will have to download the app. Can I sign in with my password on his phone so he has access to the account?
If he doesn't have an account of his own that he can manage he would be able to sign in under your account and choose himself there. It auto checks the main account, so he would just need to uncheck you and only include himself.
 

Bowmanr2003

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Omg no way haha wow good thing I asked!
I would have been waiting at the park at 7am!
why is everyone saying to be there at 730 if you only need to join a group via the app? I’m so confused 🤦🏻‍♀️😂
You have to join via the app while in the park. You cannot join a boarding group from your hotel room.
 

Chet Dakota

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Nope, they went to a color that wasn’t theirs. It had nothing to do with miscommunication either. Heard both of them speaking English fluently before we got assigned colors. CM that was with us outside the room had us all loudly repeat our colors before entering. Before we could go near the vehicles both CMs there told us twice loudly to find our matching colors. As they were getting in the vehicle the family members were trying to tell them they were in the wrong seat which they ignored until they buckled up and then proceeded to look confused (then I think tried to pretend they didn’t understand English). Also they noticeably bolted out the exit once we were pulled in to the exit area.

I don’t know why they would purposely do such a thing but only reasons I could think of is either they didn’t want to ride in a vehicle with three young children in it or they wanted the ‘better’ vehicle (to me both sides are good but have heard a few podcasters/bloggers say one side is better than the other and they went to the vehicle who’s colors matched that).
Had nothing to do with having the front row cause they would have been in the front row if they went to their originally assigned color but ended up sitting in the back row of the vehicle they took.

I don’t know. It was weird and I’ll never understand people like that. A ride is never worth potentially starting a fight with another family over.
I have ridden it seven times over two trips. I am fairly convinced that regardless of which hall you enter, the Blue/Red car gets the probe droid head on and the elevator where you look into the red-lit cockpit of the AT-AT shooting at you head on. The Silver/Orange gets the other route where you see into the side of the AT-AT and is the first car through the heavy gun battery.

So, if you ask me, I would prefer the Blue/Red car and would most rather be Blue, which is the front seat.

Regardless, I never selected a color that I was not assigned, nor would I ever.

I tried to pick up a pattern when they first line you up as to what color you will be, but some of the CMs did not seem to follow the apparent normal pattern when you moved down.
 
Finally rode it, and I have to say...I think it was just a tad overhyped
I really dug ROTR, but can also understand where you're coming from with this comment. I've been monitoring this forum so closely, spoiling surprises for myself, special effects, the ride narrative etc. It was my choice and decision, but I definitely would have been more 'wowed' for going in completely blind. Which is to say, anyone who has been active on this board before riding—whether they have watched POVs and know spoilers or not—is taking at least some magic of their first ride in the process.

My lesson is—anything will be overhyped if you carve out time to pore over it, be it a trip/destination, a restaurant, whatever. The hardest part, in this age when everything is online, is looking forward to things while having the discipline to go in completely blind.
 

disneygeek90

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I have ridden it seven times over two trips. I am fairly convinced that regardless of which hall you enter, the Blue/Red car gets the probe droid head on and the elevator where you look into the red-lit cockpit of the AT-AT shooting at you head on. The Silver/Orange gets the other route where you see into the side of the AT-AT and is the first car through the heavy gun battery.

So, if you ask me, I would prefer the Blue/Red car and would most rather be Blue, which is the front seat.

Regardless, I never selected a color that I was not assigned, nor would I ever.

I tried to pick up a pattern when they first line you up as to what color you will be, but some of the CMs did not seem to follow the apparent normal pattern when you moved down.
I think I usually get blue/red but not the experience you're describing. 4/5 I've had the side view. Hmmm... I'll start paying attention more closely.
 

disneygeek90

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I really dug ROTR, but can also understand where you're coming from with this comment. I've been monitoring this forum so closely, spoiling surprises for myself, special effects, the ride narrative etc. It was my choice and decision, but I definitely would have been more 'wowed' for going in completely blind. Which is to say, anyone who has been active on this board before riding—whether they have watched POVs and know spoilers or not—is taking at least some magic of their first ride in the process.

My lesson is—anything will be overhyped if you carve out time to pore over it, be it a trip/destination, a restaurant, whatever. The hardest part, in this age when everything is online, is looking forward to things while having the discipline to go in completely blind.
I knew very, very little going in. I saw a picture of the storm troopers, the AT-AT's, knew it was a long experience, and that was pretty much it. It totally made the whole experience jaw-dropping. I've told every single person I've talked to about it that the little you know, the better.
 

gerarar

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We might just have a new all time low today. They only have about an hour left to call BG's, and it doesn't seem likely they will get to a 100+.
These 8pm closings are really hurting them when there are immense downtimes... You can compare it to yesterday's (red line) as to when they stopped calling new groups..
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edit: they just called 5 more groups and are up to 81 at 4:55pm, so there's some hope
 

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