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

disneygeek90

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For sure. This is obviously a very rough estimate but if 40 boarding groups are given out in around 40 seconds, that's one second per group. Still, there was a party of 4 right behind me going in, although they probably call a few groups right away so those folks may not have been in group #1.

Still, the earlier the group the better for me since you only get an hour to return and at some point the heat will force me back to the resort pool. (I thought it was supposed to be 2 hours but I'm pretty sure it only gave me 1 hour when I was "called".)
The earlier groups can sometimes be only one hour. I'm not sure if they're allowing 2 hours at any point in the day anymore since park hopping is not a thing.
 

DCBaker

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Got in line for MMRR at 9:35 and the line stopped just outside the entrance at 9:59 with most trying for a group.

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KevinPage

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For sure. This is obviously a very rough estimate but if 40 boarding groups are given out in around 40 seconds, that's one second per group. Still, there was a party of 4 right behind me going in, although they probably call a few groups right away so those folks may not have been in group #1.

Still, the earlier the group the better for me since you only get an hour to return and at some point the heat will force me back to the resort pool. (I thought it was supposed to be 2 hours but I'm pretty sure it only gave me 1 hour when I was "called".)

Yeah they have only been giving 1 hour return windows now post COVID reopening (at least in the 3x I’ve been in the park last 2 weeks)
 

DCBaker

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Wow this has gotta be the longest no groups called. There was a nasty storm with lightning last night. Maybe caused some issues?

"Like on any typical day, the 10am boarding group allocation was snapped up with seconds, and those who secured early groups were given an expected 30 minute estimated return time. No groups were subsequently called, and the 2pm virtual queue allocation was also filled in around 10 seconds.

ABC News has a video of a severe lightning strike hitting one of the spires within Galaxy's Edge during a severe thunderstorm last night. On all of its structures, Disney employs extremely comprehensive lightning mitigation systems, which would have certainly been called upon during this direct hit.

It isn't clear yet if the ride sustained any damage as a result, although the fact that Disney has continued to allocate boarding groups would suggest that it isn't anything major or expected to cause a sustained closure."


 
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disneygeek90

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They may have been better just announcing early this morning that ROTR wouldn't operate. Can't imagine how many complaints they'll have today...
 

wdwmagic

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That is some extreme lightning! Hope all is well. Disney do some extensive lightning suppression systems, but that looks like it would cause trouble for even the most well protected location.
 

disneygeek90

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There's been some nasty storms the past few days. There was a lightning strike near my place that rattled my backyard glass door for several seconds and nearly shook the whole place. Felt like the strike just missed me.
 

DCBaker

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I could swear there were videos of the lightning from two different angles posted in this thread...can anyone point me to them?

Probably thinking of this post?

 

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