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

The_Jobu

Well-Known Member
to further what @nickys said above....the steps in order:

1) You and your party scan your band and enter Disney Hollywood Studios .... to be safe, be inside the Park before 7:30
2) Open app....you'll see this screen 1st
3) Click Find Out More
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You see this screen next....click Join Boarding Group

By the way, at 7:53 this A.M. there are still back Groups available


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Next screen....click on everyone in your party that you want in your Boarding Group. Your Boarding Group will be constructed from your Family and Friends list, so make sure you have added everyone to your Family and Friends!

You'll get this next:
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Then you'll get this...and you've succeeded in joining/building your Boarding Group! Our group was created at 7:32 A.M. and wasn't called until 7:41 P.M.....you'll see more below

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Finally you receive this, prompting you to head over to the ride....you'll notice our group wasn't called until 7:41 P.M., and we were given to 9:41 P.M. to make it over to the ride que (9:41 is 41 mins AFTER Park Closing)

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Once you make over to the Que, you'll scan once where all the CM "Guards" are making sure no one gets in without a BG. This is a holding area just outside the ride; I assume this is for those people who have arrived and are waiting for the rest of their Boarding Group. Then you'll scan again as you enter the actual line....once you've gotten in line, the line moves very swiftly, almost so swift you'll slow down just to absorb the line que....it is pretty cool!
So is the park still open at 9:30pm or is it all shut down except the CMs at RotR?
 

durangojim

Well-Known Member
I wonder if once they get it back up and running again they might keep dhs open later just so the people with boarding groups could ride instead of giving out FPs.
 

disneygeek90

Premium Member
Didn't they like have a maintenance team on standby sitting in the backroom in case the ride goes down?

If so, it would make sense to move them to DL now..
Obviously this is speculation, but if that was the case they should have been training other people at WDW the past 5 weeks and then they'd be ready to move to DL, lol.
 

GabeP

Active Member
I ran into this problem on my trip as well. It would be nice if the skyliner / bus hours would be clearly posted.

The good news was despite me having to wait for the second bus and not getting tapped into the park until about 5 minutes after open, I still got a BG so the force was still with me!
I was under the impression all transportation began 1 hr prior to park open. I'll be there late next week staying at CBR and would hate to walk to the skyliner at 7, only to be told it isn't running, thus having to scramble to get a bus or uber or even drive there. Are you saying the app doesn't show real time transportation updates anymore?
 

TrainChasers

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I was under the impression all transportation began 1 hr prior to park open. I'll be there late next week staying at CBR and would hate to walk to the skyliner at 7, only to be told it isn't running, thus having to scramble to get a bus or uber or even drive there. Are you saying the app doesn't show real time transportation updates anymore?
I couldn’t find anywhere in the app that told me when the skyliner was operating. What makes matters worse, Disney is running busses only hourly when the skyliner is running, so it’s a big guessing game. My first morning I walked to the skyliner and when I saw it was physically running assumed I could board so I continued to walk all the way to the station before having to backtrack to the bus. I would definitely been on 1 bus sooner had I just walked to the bus stop so it was a bit annoying but thankfully I still got a BG# that morning.
 

Tom Morrow

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I haven't attempted to ride since my first ride in mid December and I'm planning on riding again sometime next week. What's the current gameplan? As long as you're in the park before 7:00 you can get a pass right at 7:00? If I arrive at the parking lot at 6:15 would that be enough time?
 
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