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

Aries1975

Well-Known Member
Sorry, I was talking about the Join button on the select party screen, not the Join button that gets you to the select party screen.

Of course, you could save some time by already being on the select party screen when the queue opens, but it's just not very practical.

In my situation it could be advantageous. I have a large group and a teenager who I don't know whether or not she will drag herself out of bed to be physically in the park at 10am. So "select all" may not be an option. If I could prep the phone at 4pm the day before with the group, I could save precious seconds at rope drop.
 

disneygeek90

Premium Member
Advertisement
In my situation it could be advantageous. I have a large group and a teenager who I don't know whether or not she will drag herself out of bed to be physically in the park at 10am. So "select all" may not be an option. If I could prep the phone at 4pm the day before with the group, I could save precious seconds at rope drop.
I wouldn't plan on that working from 4pm the day before to 10am the next day. The app can seemingly restart itself at any time, especially after long whiles without operating it. In your case I think it'd be best to select all and then uncheck the one person not there.
 

Aries1975

Well-Known Member
I wouldn't plan on that working from 4pm the day before to 10am the next day. The app can seemingly restart itself at any time, especially after long whiles without operating it. In your case I think it'd be best to select all and then uncheck the one person not there.

Thank you for the tip.

We are supposed to be there mid-August. But may reschedule due to double quarantine restrictions.
 

Darth Snips

Well-Known Member
I’m spending the afternoon in DHS and got Group 55 at 2PM. It’s labeled as a backup group. What does that mean in the current system? Am I unlikely to get on?
 

tonymu

Premium Member
I have a family group of 24 going the first week of August. I have been practicing the past few days. I have 1 family member who will not be present on our first Hollywood Studios day. The first time I tried I waited on the "My Queues" page with the "Join Virtual Queues" button and then clicked the "Join Virtual Queues" button right on the hour. By the time I clicked the all members check box and then scrolled down and unchecked the one family member who wont be there, I was too late and got the red message. Since then I have waited on the "Join Virtual Queues" page and refreshed on the hour, checked the all members box, scrolled down and unchecked the one family member and I have gotten the your not here message. Today for the 2pm distribution they seemed to be almost a minute delayed! So even with 24 in my group I have been successful. I just need it to stay that way!
 

gerarar

Well-Known Member
So far good progress today, just like the good ‘ol days....back in early March! ;)

From the looks of it, only one downtime today, so far..
15646D2C-C939-4DEC-9AEB-5E6BCA9D125D.jpeg
 

KevinPage

Well-Known Member
Ah my mistake, I thought it was today. I'll be there Sunday!

I’m semi nervous with groups going in 10-15 seconds. Knock on wood, I have fast fingers and generally don’t have many issues with the app crashing.

Reminds of the time when I got group 44 and my daughter was upset and I had to explain to her, “hey it’s okay, we’ll ride before lunch (ended up being around 10:30am).

I had conditioned her to getting 20 or lower so much she was worried we weren’t going to get to ride. 😂

(Ironically that was 3/15 & Bek was not working in the ITS, so maybe she had a secret sixth sense)
 

Darth Snips

Well-Known Member
55 has been called - let us know how it goes!
It went great! Really pleased with the way Disney’s handling this ride right now. Waited about 20 minutes before reaching the first preshow (all preshows were running).

The only two effects not working in the ride: the probe droid’s scanner and our R5 unit. Poor little guy was beeping, but his head wouldn’t turn.

All in all, really great day at DHS! Spent about 4 hrs at the park and rode every ride while never waiting any longer than 20 minutes.

I know there’s a lot of problems going on in the world right now, but it’s such a nice break from reality having the parks back. And Rise is as spectacular as ever!
 

KevinPage

Well-Known Member
Promptly at parking booth at 9am but sitting in line as not letting cars in yet.

My least favorite thing about theme parks (even under normal circumstances) is the whole process of getting in. I’m like a big kid, I want in, then I start to relax/calm down and have fun.

Prior to that I’m like Michael Douglas in Falling Down, “clear a path, expletive, expletive”
😂 😂

EDIT/UPDATE: starting letting 🚘in at 9:15am
Naturally a bunch of fools went into closed lanes to our right and forced a merge (I was none too pleased 😡 😂)
 
Last edited:

TriSeb

Member
I got to the "Not so Fast" screen a couple of times because of the 3 minute window this morning but for some reason I got a barrage of "Something Went Wrong." This was on wi-fi and off wi-fi. If today had been another 10-20 sec day, I would have missed out. My DS had no such problems during the long window today.

T-3 days until the real deal.
 
Top Bottom