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

TTLUTS

Active Member
Quick question. I’m looking at trying to get a boarding pass for this Thursday. However, we’re hoping to get a boarding time after 2pm.

Does anyone have advice on how to get a later time? Is it pretty much only the 1pm window?
I would try at the 7am window and see if you can get a BG to begin with. Chances go down by 50%+ if you wait until 1pm to try and get one. If you get a BG and it happens to be an early number, ask a Cast Member if theres any way to switch it to a later BG number
 

oskeres

New Member
The only way to get a boarding pass is if you have a park reservation for HS and successfully get a BG at the 7am or 1pm VQ drop.
In your case, the 1pm would be your best bet.

You are not able to get a BG by simply park-hopping to HS as this (2pm) occurs after the 1pm drop.
Sounds great. So is that meaning the 7am window for boarding groups generally only has boarding groups from between about 9am-2pm return times?
 

disneygeek90

Premium Member
Looks like they had technical issues today as I was getting a “not in park” message for a good minute and a half.
Oops. That's at least the second time that's happened over the past month.
Sounds great. So is that meaning the 7am window for boarding groups generally only has boarding groups from between about 9am-2pm return times?
Assuming there are no long breakdowns, pretty much.
 

Darth Snips

Well-Known Member
Boarding groups were seen as a better method than standby and fastpass, not as a solution to reliability issues.
Wait, so the current plan of management is to keep BGs indefinitely, regardless of reliability improvements? Or do you mean that they’re viewed as a better method for COVID-era crowds?
 

Darth Snips

Well-Known Member
Boarding groups aren’t due to reliability. If it’s a way of handling anticipated high demand new attraction crowds.
Interesting. I wonder if we should expect them on the likes of Tron and Guardians then. I also wonder what that means for Rise’s eventual transition from BGs to standby. If they’re waiting for crowds to go down for Rise anytime soon, then we’re all gonna be waiting a while.
 

gerarar

Well-Known Member
Sounds great. So is that meaning the 7am window for boarding groups generally only has boarding groups from between about 9am-2pm return times?
Yup, typically the 7am drop distributes BGs up to the 90s. However by the 1pm drop they're usually at BG 60 or similar.
 

muteki

Well-Known Member
Looks like they had technical issues today as I was getting a “not in park” message for a good minute and a half.
This happened to me. Support said sorry try at 1 x_x. Got group 141 at 1pm, then dumped out 30-40 minutes later.

Edit: so with the added capacity this week I was able to swap one of my park passes on Friday for HS, got BG 51 at 7am, and was on the ride without issue around 11 or so, whew. Next trip if this is still the situation I will know in advance that the only way to ride is by planning on having as many HS says on my calendar as possible.
 
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FRD714

Member
This happened to me. Support said sorry try at 1 x_x. Got group 141 at 1pm, then dumped out 30-40 minutes later.
That’s unfortunate. I get that there’s not much they can do but that’s not fair to everyone that was on at 7 and got that error. I stuck it out long enough to eventually see it work but the average person who isn’t familiar with this system probably gave up after the first attempt.
 

Giss Neric

Well-Known Member
If Fastpass is going to return this year then I don't think virtual queues are needed for Ratatouille, Tron or Guardians.
If Fastpass is obsolete, then probably virtual queues are going to be in effect.

I prefer no Fastpass but also there were way less people to deal with so standby lines were tolerable. I just don't know if standby will be tolerable if the parks goes back to 80% to 100%.
 

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