Rise of the Resistance BOARDING GROUPS Superthread *No Ride Spoilers Please* *PLEASE READ POSTS 1-3*

dina444444

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Disneyland has announced that boarding will used for Rise of the Resistance. I ask that this thread remain about the boarding group process and to not post ride spoilers or if you do to please use the spoiler tag feature.

Official announcement from Disney:

Get ‘Resistance Ready’ for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Launching Jan. 17 at Disneyland Park

When Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens at the Disneyland Resort one week from today, you will be able to ride one of the most ambitious, advanced and immersive experiences ever undertaken by Walt Disney Imagineering. Already open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida, this epic adventure blurs the lines between fantasy and reality on a scale never seen before in a Disney attraction.

Here are seven ways to make the most out of your visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and planning tips for the highly anticipated opening of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance on Jan. 17 at Disneyland park:

1. Download the official Disneyland mobile app

First things first. The Disneyland app* allows you to navigate that land and even utilize the mobile ordering feature at select dining locations when you are in the land. Be sure to download before you go!

2. Plan around your attraction experience

Starting Jan. 17 as needed, a virtual queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance may be implemented to help deliver the best possible guest experience, allowing guests to explore other areas of the park while waiting for their turn to ride. The Disneyland app will have a dedicated module, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance – Access by Boarding Group, available from the main page. Here’s how it will work:

  • Request to join a boarding group to ride the attraction, once you have entered Disneyland park. The virtual queue will not be available until published park opening hours.
  • Boarding groups will be sent a push notification when it is their turn to enter the attraction queue and you can monitor status of boarding groups from the app.
  • There also will be the ability to join a boarding group from select locations inside Disneyland park, if you are not using the app. The boarding group is tied to admission that will be scanned upon entry of the attraction.
  • Signage throughout the park will also display boarding group status.
  • Admission into Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will be subject to capacity, and having an assigned boarding group will not guarantee entrance to the attraction.
3. Make a reservation for select experiences

Whether you’re looking to craft your own lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop, build your very own custom astromech droid unit at Droid Depot, or sip on a delicious concoction at Oga’s Cantina, these three locations offer advance reservations up to 60 days in advance. These popular experiences book up quickly, so be sure to check out the Disneyland Resort website or the Disneyland app to make your reservations today!

4. Display your affiliation with the rebellious Resistance or the intimidating First Order

You’re encouraged to live out your Star Warsstory and dress the part while visiting Batuu, however, keep in mind the Disneyland Resort costume policy is in effect. While costumes may not be worn by guests 14 years of age or older, appropriate bounding—dressing in outfits inspired by Star Wars—is permitted.

5. Find a buddy to ride with you

Head to Batuu’s marketplace to check out the Creature Stall. You may find an exotic creature or critter from around the galaxy to accompany you aboard Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, including a sassy Kowakian monkey-lizard or an adorable porg!

6. Explore Black Spire Outpost with your Star Wars: Datapad through the Play Disney Parks App

If you’ve traveled to Batuu, you may be familiar with the Star Wars: Datapad, a land-wide interactive experience available through the Play Disney Parks mobile app.* There are so many ways to explore with your Datapad, including choosing to support the Resistance or First Order by selecting new jobs within the app as you move through the Resistance clearing and towards the new attraction.

7. Follow the experience with a refreshing treat

After escaping the clutches of the dark side, treat yourself to a local delicacy in Batuu – Blue Milk and Green Milk! Available at the Milk Stand, these frosty confections are an invigorating, refreshing drink. Pair your milk with a sweet, savory snack made with popcorn from Kat Saka’s Kettle. Try the new chocolate popcorn with Crait Red Salt – yum!

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens Jan. 17 at the Disneyland Resort. Rising Moons!

*Message, data and roaming rates may apply. Availability subject to handset limitations, and features may vary by handset, service provider or otherwise. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first. Some features require separate theme park admission

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Additional details:

Experiencing Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance


There may be times when Guests may be required to join a virtual queue to experience the new Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction.

The virtual queue is not a physical line, so you can enjoy the rest of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Disneyland Park until it is your turn to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
After entering Disneyland Park, you can request to join the virtual queue and will be assigned a boarding group, either with the Disneyland app or at select locations within the park.
Guests may join the virtual queue starting at the published opening time for the day at Disneyland Park. Guests may be assigned to a “backup” boarding group. Backup boarding groups are only called if all previous boarding groups have been called and there is extra capacity for additional Guests.
You will be able to join one boarding group per day.
You can check the app and in-park signs to see which boarding group is currently being admitted to Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.
Admission into Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is subject to capacity. Being assigned to a boarding group does not guarantee entrance to the attraction.

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Links to other threads:
DHS Boarding Group Planning
Disneyland SWGE Superthread (Please ask all other SWGE related questions here!)
 
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dina444444

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I join a boarding group?
  • Via the Disneyland App at official park opening
  • At a FP machine at Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters or Splash Mountain
What is a Backup Boarding group?
  • These boarding groups are only called if there is still time/capacity to ride and are not guaranteed to get on.
How is the DAS accommodated?

When does parking open?




*this is a work in progress and will be updated with more FAQs over the next few days*
 
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  • Pamela M

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    If they do the boarding groups like they did for WDW it should be pretty seamless. We did have to be scanned into Hollywood studios to get the boarding pass. Not sure how that will work for DL if we have to enter DL or can enter either park for the boarding pass. And it was super easy to track where you were in the virtual cue and I received a text message when my group was called.

    Good luck to everyone going opening day/week. I was lucky enough to be at WDW when Rise opened was able to get on during the first week of operation. Looking forward to riding it in DL in April.
     

    TheyCallMeStacey

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    Not sure how that will work for DL if we have to enter DL or can enter either park for the boarding pass. And it was super easy to track where you were in the virtual cue and I received a text message when my group was called.
    I am so new to the idea of this boarding group. I understand how to get one (theoretically) but what do you do after you have a boarding group? When it's your turn to go into the land, how do they validate? Do you then queue up for the ride? Approx how long is that wait time then? I'm just not clear on what happens after your boarding group is called....
     

    KateDrake

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    I'm interested in finding out how this works with child swap. We'll have a toddler in our group and will need to take turns waiting with her. I haven't been able to find any info on how that is working!
     
  • vharris2828

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    I'm interested in finding out how this works with child swap. We'll have a toddler in our group and will need to take turns waiting with her. I haven't been able to find any info on how that is working!
    I’m curious about this too! We are going the 19-24.
     

    dina444444

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    I am so new to the idea of this boarding group. I understand how to get one (theoretically) but what do you do after you have a boarding group? When it's your turn to go into the land, how do they validate? Do you then queue up for the ride? Approx how long is that wait time then? I'm just not clear on what happens after your boarding group is called....
    Disney hasn’t released any info on how this will work at Disneyland, below is how it is working at DHS.

    Park turnstiles open 30 minutes before park opening.
    At official park opening the boarding groups are released and joined via the My Disney Experience App or with help of a guest relations CM who are stationed throughout the park.
    When your group is called you get a push notification through the app or it shows up on one of the many digital wait time boards throughout the park. You have 2 hours to return and enter the queue at that point.

    It hasn’t been announced yet if Disneyland is following that same procedure.
     

    dina444444

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    I'm interested in finding out how this works with child swap. We'll have a toddler in our group and will need to take turns waiting with her. I haven't been able to find any info on how that is working!
    At DHS for child swap you go in like you would for a normal ride when your boarding group is called. For the DAS, you have to have a boarding group then when you are called they send you up what will be the FP line versus the standby queue.
     

    Jonesie

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    I noticed Extra Morning Hours are available on Saturday the 18th for Disney hotel guests, do you think they will have an advantage? They will be able to enter the park before the general public.
     
  • StarGirl11

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    I am so new to the idea of this boarding group. I understand how to get one (theoretically) but what do you do after you have a boarding group? When it's your turn to go into the land, how do they validate? Do you then queue up for the ride? Approx how long is that wait time then? I'm just not clear on what happens after your boarding group is called....
    In FL it went: walk up to ride queue, tell them were in a BG that’s boarding, process forward where they scanned our magic bands to verify it so I’m guessing in CA they’ll scan the ticket/pass. From what I know from there unless you have a DAS your directed to another queue. If you have DAS like I do your then directed to FP where they have you tap again to verify and then proceed through the FP queue.

    Honestly I suspect this will be less crazy then WDW just because there’s so many more locals to this park when compared to FL. But the again Mission Breakouts opening was a bit nuts...

    I noticed Extra Morning Hours are available on Saturday the 18th for Disney hotel guests, do you think they will have an advantage? They will be able to enter the park before the general public.
    Considering FL didn’t get that privilege with their EMH the one time so far they’ve had it in the morning I would honestly be really surprised if DL grants it.
     

    dina444444

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    I noticed Extra Morning Hours are available on Saturday the 18th for Disney hotel guests, do you think they will have an advantage? They will be able to enter the park before the general public.
    I’m going to say no. SWGE isn’t open for EMH, so my guess is that the boarding groups will drop at official park opening for everyone.
     

    Pamela M

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    I am so new to the idea of this boarding group. I understand how to get one (theoretically) but what do you do after you have a boarding group? When it's your turn to go into the land, how do they validate? Do you then queue up for the ride? Approx how long is that wait time then? I'm just not clear on what happens after your boarding group is called....
    As another poster said at WDW they scanned my magic band. I'm sure in DL they will scan your tickets like they do for fastpasses. Also if it's the same system as WDW you can see the current boarding groups on the app so you get an idea if you have time to eat, go for a rest, etc..

    I've heard wait times once in line are 20 minutes - I waited 30 minutes. My friend is at WDW this week and the ride broke down while they were in line(1 1/2 hour worth). They kept everyone in line but fed them treats and even had Chewy come through the line. So if they run it the same your looking at about a 30 minute wait but.... it could be longer.

    I would expect the capacity and boarding groups to increase as the team get used to running the ride. I know they got to more boarding groups when I went (7 days after opening) than on the 1st few days.
     

    dieumeye

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    Glad they’re doing boarding groups. Hope they stick to the current WDW system and open the groups at official park opening time.

    Curious about the idea to allow BGs from DCA as well. Would be a good idea if it’s super packed. Alternately, they could just let people through the DL gates plenty early to wait on Main Street.

    My only concern is how fast they can get people thru the gates. From following the WDW DHS thread, security/gate seems to go way faster there than it does at DL. It will be terrible if people who had been waiting a long time aren’t able to be in the park when the BGs open because the gate procedure is so slow.
     

    montreid

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    I’m going to say no. SWGE isn’t open for EMH, so my guess is that the boarding groups will drop at official park opening for everyone.
    Depends only 1 point of reference from WDW. BGs dropped 10minutes earlier for EMH people before they let in the others into the park (but still held them at rope drop -- but they COULD get the BG at that time. I'm wondering if something of the same will happen for EMH on those Saturdays.

    My inclination would be yes, and ability to get it once getting into CA too -- so great advantage for VGC folk scanning into CA and grabbing a BG. -- At least that's how I would handle the drops and it's a small subset limited to a few hundred guests and a nice perk for them.
     

    jfk4

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    My list of questions:
    • Will boarding groups open during EMH hours, or will they delay it to the official park opening time?
    • Will parties be open to secure boarding passes from either park, or only in Disneyland?
    • Will it be possible to secure multiple boarding passes per day?
    • Will it be necessary to get a new version of the Disneyland app?
    • What is the procedure for guests who don't have cell phones?
    • What is the typical highest boarding group number issued, and when do boarding passes run out?
    I'm going to be at Disneyland from 1/17 - 1/20, so I'll do my best to answer these once I'm there if someone else hasn't figured it out.
     


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