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

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
No one can say. Opening summer in cars land, similar situation happened to rsr. It ended up frying part of the ride and it was down for almost 3 days.
The ride itself, as you may know, seems comparatively unscathed. The other thing should be fixed and Rise should reopen.
 
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raymusiccity

Well-Known Member
Capacity is so low right now that if they gave everyone a boarding pass for tomorrow (or even the next week) instead, most of tomorrow's guests would be shut out.

It's unfortunate, especially with the lack of park hopping. For most tourists, it's probably their one and only day at the Studios.

It is what it is.
It's a shame that 'tourists' can't be given some sort of advantage over the legions of repeat riders on this attraction. There are so many posts from Annual Pass holders comparing what they've seen on their latest experience. I'm sure that the 'tourists' would really feel sorry for you when the sound effect was missing from a particular portion of the ride. We'll be visiting during Christmas week and will keep our fingers crossed that our 6 grandchildren get to experience it for the first time. I'm sure that repeat riders are taking up an awful lot of slots from visitors who will return home after being denied a boarding pass. :(
 

UNCgolf

Well-Known Member
It's a shame that 'tourists' can't be given some sort of advantage over the legions of repeat riders on this attraction. There are so many posts from Annual Pass holders comparing what they've seen on their latest experience. I'm sure that the 'tourists' would really feel sorry for you when the sound effect was missing from a particular portion of the ride. We'll be visiting during Christmas week and will keep our fingers crossed that our 6 grandchildren get to experience it for the first time. I'm sure that repeat riders are taking up an awful lot of slots from visitors who will return home after being denied a boarding pass. :(

Yeah.

I don't know that there's a good solution to this, but it does seem a bit... unfair? I don't think that's the right word, actually, but it's unfortunate that some people are getting on it for their 40th ride whereas people who are there for maybe one week for the next 5+ years miss out.
 

disneygeek90

Premium Member
It's a shame that 'tourists' can't be given some sort of advantage over the legions of repeat riders on this attraction. There are so many posts from Annual Pass holders comparing what they've seen on their latest experience. I'm sure that the 'tourists' would really feel sorry for you when the sound effect was missing from a particular portion of the ride. We'll be visiting during Christmas week and will keep our fingers crossed that our 6 grandchildren get to experience it for the first time. I'm sure that repeat riders are taking up an awful lot of slots from visitors who will return home after being denied a boarding pass. :(
Don't worry... repeat riders aren't going during Christmas. Talk about a nightmare (at least pre covid). When people comment on effects, it's because we are genuinely interested in the operation and reliability of the attraction. No repeat riders are complaining.

Anyway, this is all kind of moot at this point. AP's are blocked for HS through October.
 

Wendy Pleakley

Well-Known Member
It's a shame that 'tourists' can't be given some sort of advantage over the legions of repeat riders on this attraction. There are so many posts from Annual Pass holders comparing what they've seen on their latest experience. I'm sure that the 'tourists' would really feel sorry for you when the sound effect was missing from a particular portion of the ride. We'll be visiting during Christmas week and will keep our fingers crossed that our 6 grandchildren get to experience it for the first time. I'm sure that repeat riders are taking up an awful lot of slots from visitors who will return home after being denied a boarding pass. :(

Yeah, pre-COVID I think the boarding passes were becoming relatively accessible (sold out after several minutes as opposed to seconds).

It would make sense to give resort guests one guaranteed boarding pass during a stay.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
It would make sense to give resort guests one guaranteed boarding pass during a stay.
That could block out anyone not staying at a resort depending on how the day goes. Which would be unfair on others.

Sadly for the short term there will always be some who loose out. Should those who only have one opportunity to experience it loose out? Absolutely not.
 

nickys

Premium Member
Yeah, pre-COVID I think the boarding passes were becoming relatively accessible (sold out after several minutes as opposed to seconds).

It would make sense to give resort guests one guaranteed boarding pass during a stay.
Pre Covid there was absolutely no way to give all resort guests a guaranteed boarding pass, and plenty missed out. It took longer to fill because there were more being handed out.

With Resort capacity now, I don’t know whether it would be possible. The ride capacity has also been cut due to the social distancing required.

There is no solution that is fair to all.
 

Wendy Pleakley

Well-Known Member
That could block out anyone not staying at a resort depending on how the day goes. Which would be unfair on others.

Sadly for the short term there will always be some who loose out. Should those who only have one opportunity to experience it loose out? Absolutely not.

It comes down to numbers, which we aren't privy to. Does anyone know what percentage of Studios guests get a boarding pass on a given day?

Assuming resort guests do a minimum 4-day ticket, if they are given one boarding pass what would be the equivalent for other guests that would be fair? One pass per month for a passholder?

It could also make sense given the current restrictions on park hopping. As a resort guest, I'd be scheduling one day at Studios so would only get that one shot. It could help spread crowds out better, after all Studios is the park most often fully booked for Passholder access.
 

rodserling27

Well-Known Member
The entire queue was evacuated just now after the fire alarm went off. No word if it’s related to anything from the past few days. I’m being told it’s a queue building emergency, not a ride emergency
 

No Pickles

New Member
The entire queue was evacuated just now after the fire alarm went off. No word if it’s related to anything from the past few days. I’m being told it’s a queue building emergency, not a ride emergency
I was on the queue for Falcon when it was evacced for a fire alarm. It took about 30 minutes to restart. I’m not sure if that affected ROTR as well.
 

rodserling27

Well-Known Member
Wow. So I had not read anything about the changes to the attraction with the whole covid situation...how awful. Completely pathetic. Seriously. The absolute lack of immersion is a disgrace. If they can’t find a way to include all of the elements, they shouldn’t run the attraction. The folks around me in line (that had never been on it before) were heartbroken when they realized we had skipped about 1/3 of the experience. I don’t recommend going anywhere near ROTR until everything is back to normal. I’m dumbfounded!
 

jaxonp

Well-Known Member
Wow. So I had not read anything about the changes to the attraction with the whole covid situation...how awful. Completely pathetic. Seriously. The absolute lack of immersion is a disgrace. If they can’t find a way to include all of the elements, they shouldn’t run the attraction. The folks around me in line (that had never been on it before) were heartbroken when they realized we had skipped about 1/3 of the experience. I don’t recommend going anywhere near ROTR until everything is back to normal. I’m dumbfounded!

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