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

TrainChasers

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FYI this is NOT a RotR only issue, there are many people every day that are trying to get on FOP, 7D, and other high profile rides that simply won't because the line is too long when they want to go. RotR doesn't have that issue because of the boarding groups.
Before covid (not sure how parks are operating now so it may not apply) I could join the FOP line at any time from park opening till park closing. I could choose to ride if I wanted to wait in the line.

Same for all attractions except Rise.

And lest we say Rise is some miracle of the ages, the original Star Wars attraction required Disneyland to be open for multiple days straight without closing to accommodate everyone who wanted to wait in line.
 

Ldno

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This is why I’m baffled at last minute planners who plan to see everything in one day but don’t.

rides, guests per hour, boarding groups, all these numbers will make your trip a hell of a lot better if you understand how they work to your benefit by at least knowing how they work behind the scenes. This was huge with Fastpasses since it would make sure you didn’t waste your fastpass on a ride you could wait in queue for 20 minutes than the usual 40 minutes I guess.

I could tell you that before my trip even though I was not physically present for the boarding group lotto process I was still practicing from the comfort of my own home, if you get to screen where the app tells you that “oops” is everyone at the park? You would had gotten one hands down no questions asked.

Hey what are the odds that tomorrow is the 1 year anniversary of this ride!

Being there about 3 weeks ago already and looking at the track it felt like it was open for longer than that to be honest, too much wear and tear, at least we all know Disneyland won’t be that way.
 

TrainChasers

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Being there about 3 weeks ago already and looking at the track it felt like it was open for longer than that to be honest, too much wear and tear, at least we all know Disneyland won’t be that way.
For as much money as “trackless” costs... I’m not sure if I understand what the big deal is if you can still see the tracks.

Actually I feel like the “tracks” are more visible in rise than in Spider-Man / transformers.
 

UNCgolf

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For as much money as “trackless” costs... I’m not sure if I understand what the big deal is if you can still see the tracks.

Actually I feel like the “tracks” are more visible in rise than in Spider-Man / transformers.

There are problems with trackless -- and I think don't think Disney has always used it to its full advantage (i.e. there are rides that probably would have worked just as well if not better on a track) -- but I don't think this is one of them. The point is for the vehicles to be able to move independently in different directions; it wouldn't be possible to do that with a regular tracked ride (well, I think you technically could, but it would probably be far more expensive than the trackless technology).
 

KevinPage

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Capsin4

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100%... but that is part of the issue with RoTR boarding groups. There isn't a huge tradeoff to riding RoTR. The only thing you loose out on is a little sleep (6:55am wake up) and about an hourish of park time. That is worth it for many people.

If they opened up standby and the line got to 2.5,3 or even 4 hours, many people would choose to not enter the line.
I think that’s obvious. Are you saying one or the other is better or more fair?
 

Capsin4

Well-Known Member
I’ll admit that I haven’t been following the thread since the new boarding group process started. Is it best to be on WiFi or data?
I’ve seen suggestions on other sites that data is better if you have a good connection. Also saw somewhere that it might help to turn off location access. Even though you don’t have to be anywhere specific to reserve, they suggested the app still takes time to check.
 

DCBaker

Premium Member
11:30am - groups have not begun being called yet.

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