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News Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Standby Line and Boarding Groups at Disney's Hollywood Studios

It’s too much of a gamble to rope drop this, Slinky is far more reliable and with its shorter ride time allows you to knock out TSMM, ToT and RnRC with short waits. That just leaves Mickey and Rise (MFSR is not a must do ride for me) I’ve never waited more then 90 min for Rise, and most of the time I wait less then an hour. The trick I learned is don’t get in line just after it comes up from being down unless you know the line has been emptied out and you are one of the first 100. They will essentially do LL only as people overwhelm that line. It’s easy to tell if this is happening, if the ILL line goes all the way to the enterance then they are doing this. Come back in 30-40 min, as long as the ILL is back in the cave you are good to go.
Maybe that is more typical. It probably depends on how long the downtime is? My experience was very different and hopefully rare. It had been up for hours and the posted wait was coming down. I don't remember seeing anyone outside in the LL queue but I wasn't looking for it, so maybe I missed it. For 3+ hours, it was 90+% LL. It was 6:30pm when we were done and the line was no better. There was no good time that day to ride. Well, unless you rope dropped it before it went down. But as you say, rope dropping has the cost of eating up your morning.
 
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Twirlnhurl

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Back in original Fastpass days, it was not unheard of to have FP take more than 90% of capacity in order to recover promised rides from a downtime or capacity restriction.
 

rustincohle

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Been following this thread since opening day from the UK, and in two days I finally fly out for a trip originally planned for May 2020! My boarding group knowledge is of no use whatsoever but I'll always have fond memories of checking this thread each day (posting in it is why I signed up) and will think of you all when I finally experience Rise! It better be as good as you all said :D
 

HoustonHorn

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Been following this thread since opening day from the UK, and in two days I finally fly out for a trip originally planned for May 2020! My boarding group knowledge is of no use whatsoever but I'll always have fond memories of checking this thread each day (posting in it is why I signed up) and will think of you all when I finally experience Rise! It better be as good as you all said :D
Congrats, and it is!

If you are planning an ILL and it sells out too fast, rope drop worked perfectly for me and my Dad on Tuesday (staying on site). We were through the tapstiles by 8:23 and at the door to the first preshow at exactly 9:00.

Enjoy!
 

rustincohle

Active Member
Been following this thread since opening day from the UK, and in two days I finally fly out for a trip originally planned for May 2020! My boarding group knowledge is of no use whatsoever but I'll always have fond memories of checking this thread each day (posting in it is why I signed up) and will think of you all when I finally experience Rise! It better be as good as you all said :D
You lot did not undersell it. What a ride! My wife counted and we were 34th and 35th in the queue this morning. Must say, despite all my wasted time learning about boarding groups, the old fashioned way of turning up early is much better. We got to the park at 7:15 and were in the caves by 7:45, despite the opening time being 9AM (8:30 for early entry).

Kylo was always an animatronic so I assume that’s A Mode? We were blue, is there a difference between the colours?
 

pdude81

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You lot did not undersell it. What a ride! My wife counted and we were 34th and 35th in the queue this morning. Must say, despite all my wasted time learning about boarding groups, the old fashioned way of turning up early is much better. We got to the park at 7:15 and were in the caves by 7:45, despite the opening time being 9AM (8:30 for early entry).

Kylo was always an animatronic so I assume that’s A Mode? We were blue, is there a difference between the colours?
If you didn't see Kylo on the screen trying to shoot at you from a ship then you were in A mode. Blue is supposed to be the best of the colors based on the path through and sitting in the front row, but any of the paths are good.
 

gerarar

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We were blue, is there a difference between the colours?
It depends from which load room you departed from. If you turned right after exiting the hanger hallway, blue gets you front AT-AT track. If you went straight after hallway, blue gets you either front AT-AT or side AT-AT.
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I made this graphic a while ago to illustrate it.
 

disneygeek90

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It depends from which load room you departed from. If you turned right after exiting the hanger hallway, blue gets you front AT-AT track. If you went straight after hallway, blue gets you either front AT-AT or side AT-AT.View attachment 603885
I made this graphic a while ago to illustrate it.
Love this graphic! I personally am still a fan of Track B. It's interesting that for 3 of the 4 rooms white/orange will get you that.

For a while I was under the impression that one wing was white/orange and the other was blue/red for track B. When that failed one time I was confused, so this makes sense as to why.
 

gerarar

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Love this graphic! I personally am still a fan of Track B. It's interesting that for 3 of the 4 rooms white/orange will get you that.

For a while I was under the impression that one wing was white/orange and the other was blue/red for track B. When that failed one time I was confused, so this makes sense as to why.
Late response (idk why this never got sent lol)

But I kinda do too. I love being the first RV when approaching the AT-AT room, cannons, Kylo AA, then first to escape pods.

There’s technically another caveat for when one elevator is down/broken. Then the single RV running “may” switch from Track A to Track B or vice versa on approach to Probe Droid.
 

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