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

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
On top of that, the probe droid has a laser scanner that you can see projected on the wall. It moves along the wall and eventually will point to your direction as the droid rotates/moves. However, this laser effect has been gone since the park reopened. Seems like the droid being static as reported by you two is a brand new broken effect.

Laser effect:
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Sadly that would an easy fix.

I was talking to someone yesterday about some stuff. Rise has the most B modes built in of any attraction to date.
 

gerarar

Well-Known Member
Sadly that would an easy fix.

I was talking to someone yesterday about some stuff. Rise has the most B modes built in of any attraction to date.
Yup! It’s amazing how much the imagineers thought of and integrate into this attraction. Here’s a list of B-modes that I’ve come across:

  • Only one transport vehicle running, starts on Track B (side AT-AT) and merges to Track A (front AT-AT) on approach to probe droid.
  • After the bridge, when Kylo approaches you in the elevator — if moving screen doesn’t work, Kylo drops down instead, but there’s a slight pause of 3 seconds before it happens to make up time lost for when Kylo would usually walk towards you with his lightsaber.
  • If lightsaber effect in elevator doesn’t work, there’s different music that plays and the transport doesn’t move/squirm anymore. R5 also doesn’t screech as there’s nothing to screech at.
  • If canons in cannon room are not working properly, the canons stay static. There’s actually 2 different modes here (I guess you can call this a B- and C-mode). One is where the canons still fire and the blast effect still shows on the screen, as well the noises from the cannon blasts. The other is if the canons don’t fire, which doesn’t reflect on the screen and in the audio/soundtrack. Therefore, there seems to be separate video feeds for the screens when the canon room isn’t in A- Or B-mode. Note, canons are still static in either option. Also, the transport vehicles themselves do a little dance — they lunge forward then backward, then forward again to continue on their way. Also, different music plays if the canons are not firing since there’s no blast noise from when they do.
  • Final Kylo AA encounter is down, Kylo appears in his ship on the screens. This actually makes the transport in Track A (front AT-AT) go first towards the escape pods instead of Track B vehicle. Normally, Track B always leads the pack after the probe droid encounter.
 

Mikey73181

Active Member
What time did you get to the Skyliner in the morning?

We were in line at 9:10ish, I say “ish” because that was when we got to the bridge and the line went all the way down past the 60’s building and we spend several minutes walking-along the side of the line to get to the back. Then we spend 25 minutes in the actual line, then at Caribbean it was another 15 minutes wait. So we were coming into the station at DHS just at 10. I tried joining a group from the air, but it wouldn’t let me. I think with the park pass system in effect, they should let anyone with park passes join a group the night before.
 

KevinPage

Well-Known Member
Back at it again on Friday 7/31. Little one wants to finally come with us again, so purged my Friends List in anticipation of SELECT ALL.

Hoping it’s closer to the 1 minute+ than this 10 seconds nonsense 🧐
 

disneygeek90

Premium Member
Back at it again on Friday 7/31. Little one wants to finally come with us again, so purged my Friends List in anticipation of SELECT ALL.

Hoping it’s closer to the 1 minute+ than this 10 seconds nonsense 🧐
Well well well would you look at that 👻 May the odds be ever in your favor.
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DCBaker

Premium Member
How can you tell what group they are up to without being in the queue or finding the sign in GE?

Currently sitting at 67.

Here's a link @Joel posted where you can check.
It might show this information on the "My Queues" page if you actually have a boarding group, but we would need somebody in the park to confirm that.

Not nearly as pretty or convenient as if they showed it in the app, but you can use this link to find that info. Just look for "currentArrivingGroupStart" and "currentArrivingGroupEnd".
 

Giss Neric

Well-Known Member
Looking for some advice for our August trip. Can each party in your group try to snag a boarding group using the same login information for the My Disney App? Or, does each party in the group need a separate My Disney Experience App login? For example, I have a My Disney Experience App login with all of our tickets and reservations linked to my account. Rather than create separate accounts for my husband and son, can they download the app to their phones and login with my credentials and try to get us a boarding group as long as they click "include all" for the party? That way we have three chances instead of just one. Thoughts?
Did that but didn't work. Error. Just use the best phone with the best connection and go to a place where there is little to no people.
 

Jimdalva

Active Member
QUOTE: and go to a place where there is little to no people.
Does being away from other people/phones improve your chances?
Is there an optimum physical location in the park?

It would seem that earlier days when BG were available for minutes instead of seconds were the exception Not the rule.
So far my practice runs have been successful , but I will be stressed when the day comes for the real thing!
 

gerarar

Well-Known Member
QUOTE: and go to a place where there is little to no people.
Does being away from other people/phones improve your chances?
Is there an optimum physical location in the park?

It would seem that earlier days when BG were available for minutes instead of seconds were the exception Not the rule.
So far my practice runs have been successful , but I will be stressed when the day comes for the real thing!
If you’re on data, there’s always a chance for network congestion. But I never experienced any difficulty getting a BG while near large groups of people. Back when they would hold people at the Chinese Theater in the morning, my family and I would chill and stand in line at the Starbucks. We would get our BG in line (using our data, not the parks WiFi). My favorite place to wait was at the end of Sunset Boulevard near ToT. Therefore, I can go straight to ToT after snagging a BG.

This was during Christmas week, and there was a mad rush to get a BG — but like you said, this lasted for a few mins, mainly due to that it had increased capacity (versus now), and a lot more backup boarding groups in the 100’s.
 

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