Rise of the Resistance BOARDING GROUPS Superthread Part 1 *No Ride Spoilers Please* *PLEASE READ POSTS 1-4*

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dina444444

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New thread has been created at this link.

Disneyland has announced that boarding groups 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?
  • You must first enter Disneyland Park to join a boarding group, you do not have to stay inside Disneyland once you are scanned in. You can hop over to DCA or head into Downtown Disney or even return to your hotel. Please note that the Monorail entrance is not usually advisable for use as it typically does not open until the park officially opens. People have reported using the Monorail entrance when it was open before official park opening, but this is not something to depend upon.
  • Boarding Groups are joined via the Disneyland App at official park opening or at a FP machine at Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters or Splash Mountain
  • To join via the Disneyland App you must scan your own park admission as well as that of all other members of your party into the app. All members of your party must first be scanned into Disneyland. You can have all members of your Boarding Group party scanned and signed into one account on multiple smartphones OR all members can be scanned into multiple accounts on multiple phones. After the first person in your group gets a BG, all other people in your group will get a message that they are already in a BG.
  • For those who have problems unlinking tickets and APs from their app: First try tapping the 3 lines on the bottom right of the app, select “Tickets and passes” and delete the desired tickets or passes. If this doesn't work, go to City Hall or Chamber of Commerce to ask CMs for help or (if not in the parks) call the App Support Line (714)520-6222 OR the AP Hotline (714)781-7277
  • Why unlinking unnecessary tickets and APs from your app matters: From @ironband74 : You don't "get" anything until you have selected your party and click the second "Join Boarding Group" button. It doesn't hold a spot for you while you select your party - no communication with the server occurs until that second button gets tapped. At that point it sends the ticket/pass numbers to the server and processes them and hopefully returns your BG number to you. This is why it is helpful to not have extra tickets in the app - seconds can make the difference between a low and high number, a regular and a backup, or a backup and nothing...
For Those Who Need a Visual Guide on Joining a Boarding Group:
Star Wars Rise of Resistance Disneyland Strategy Guide - Disney Tourist Blog

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?
  • You must first obtain a Boarding Group. Then request a DAS return time at any Information Kiosk. When your boarding group is called please let the CM know you have a DAS and they will send you down the FP queue. The DAS/FP queue joins the main queue before the first pre-show.
  • From @DisKitten: (as of President's Day Weekend) Regarding the DAS: When your boarding group is called, you go to the Plaid Shirt cast members near the ride entrance. They will issue you a 0 minute DAS return time for Rise of the Resistance. You will then go to the normal entrance where they will scan your boarding group barcode twice, once for the boarding group and once for the DAS. They will then direct you to the alternate queue instead of the line. We waited approximately 2-3 minutes in the alternate queue.
    ***If you have an existing DAS return time when your boarding group is called, the cast member will convert that DAS return time to an open ended FastPass (for the same ride) so that they can issue the DAS return time for Rise of the Resistance. -OR- YMMV
  • From @matthewthompson87 : 1) Get a BG. 2) When BG is called, if you are using DAS, go to any Guest Relations location to obtain a DAs return time. 3) Return to ride entrance after DAS return time is up. 4) You’ll then be directed to the FastPass queue. 5) Advise CM inside the building if you need any further special assistance. There are reports of Guest Relations CMs at RotR entrance being able to issue Return Times there. (The GR CM that was there on 2/2 was not able to...)
Is there Rider Switch?
  • Yes, however everyone who wishes to ride must obtain a Boarding Group. When your boarding group is called please let the CM know you need a Rider Switch pass.
  • From @naoboo: A cast member will check your pass and send you on in Another cast member directs people with BGs to left, and people who need to get or are redeeming a rider swap to the right To get a rider swap, the CM will scan the ticket of those staying behind, plus any who will ride with them If three people are staying behind, only those three will be let on with a rider swap pass. If one person is left behind, two people who already rode it can go with them To redeem a rider swap pass, the group will go back to the right and the passes will be scanned off your phone app like a fast pass
For Plus Size Guests:
From @Astylla:​
From a Facebook group called Disney for Plus Sized Guests where they talk about experience with the ride vehicles --​
Overall the consensus has been some people have mentioned that if they are a female size 26/28 or above or have larger hips then getting into the actual ride car [might be an issue] but otherwise it's been fine.​
There is reportedly a ride vehicle that has an extra wide opening for those who need extra assistance and to inquire with the very last CM if needed. Seat belts have not been a concern just the molded seats.​

When does parking open?
  • Mickey and Friends Structure, Pixar Pals Structure, and the Toy Story Lot all open 90 minutes before official park opening time (30 minutes before Magic Mornings on Tue/Thur/Sat)

*this is a work in progress and will continue to be updated with more FAQs*
 
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  • dina444444

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    HydroGuy's "How To" Guide For Riding Rise of the Resistance at DL :

    Some acronyms used here:

    BG - Boarding Group (a place in a virtual queue for ROTR)
    DL - Disneyland park
    DCA - Disney California Adventure
    EMH - Extra Magic Hour (early entry for Disney hotel guests)
    FP - FastPASS
    MM - Magic Morning (early entry for some DL guests with 3 day tickets)
    MP - MaxPass
    OPO - Official Park Opening (the time the park officially opens that day to everyone - 8AM, 9AM or 10AM - MM or EMH do not count)
    RD - Rope Drop (in this post this is the same thing as OPO - Official Park Opening)
    ROTR - Rise of the Resistance (the new ride at DL)


    So how do you ride ROTR?


    1. You have to get a Boarding Group (BG) to ride ROTR


    ROTR does not have a standby line. You cannot just show up and wait in line. As of today, the only way to ride ROTR is to get in a virtual queue by way of what Disney calls a "boarding group". You get into a BG using the DLR app on your smartphone.

    There are two types of BGs - Regular and Backup. The Regular BGs are the first ones to ride and are essentially guaranteed a ride that day. The Backup BGs get to ride if the ride performance is good that day and their group gets called.

    Looking at Dina's excellent daily worksheet,
    there are typically 70-80 Regular BGs each day. No one knows for sure how many people are in each BG, but it is believed to be 75-100.

    BGs do not have assigned time slots upon receipt. They are just a place in the virtual queue. When your BG is ready to board, Disney will push a notification to you on your phone through the DLR app. You will have a 1-2 hour window in which to return to ROTR in order to ride it. The length of the window varies by day but it is 2 hours usually.

    Read this Strategy Guide for more on this: https://www.disneytouristblog.com/star-wars-rise-resistance-disneyland-strategy-guide/


    2. Arrive early - REALLY early

    It can vary day to day, but it is a good idea to plan to arrive at the DLR security line at least one hour before the park officially opens (OPO). 75 minutes before is a safer bet though. If you are parking a car, plan accordingly and arrive even earlier.

    Since opening on Jan 17, 2020, the BGs have been running out most days within 60 seconds of OPO. On some days even faster. Backup groups last anywhere from one additional minute to over an entire hour on less busy days. See https://www.disboards.com/threads/rise-of-the-resistance-boarding-groups-superthread-no-ride-spoilers-please-please-read-posts-1-3.3784461/#post-61387662

    You have to get inside the DL park, with your park tickets scanned, and everyone in your party present, before the DL park officially opens (OPO).

    You do not have to remain inside the DL park to get a BG. You can scan into the park, then leave - to DTD, DCA, the Esplanade, your hotel or anywhere outside DLR.

    The lines to get into DL each morning have been scary long. Like nothing many of us have ever seen. They move pretty fast, but if you show up too late, even if you arrive before the DL OPO, you will not be able to get a BG unless you make it inside DL by the time of OPO.

    DL allows people to enter the park anywhere from 30-50 minutes before OPO. Sometimes they are held on Main Street, or the Hub, or allowed into the park. Usually you cannot ride rides during this early time. You just can position yourself for OPO.


    3. Have the latest DLR app downloaded to your smart phone before arriving

    That is self-explanatory.


    4. Have everyone's park tickets or APs linked to your account before arriving

    Since you only have about 60 seconds from OPO, you cannot afford any delays in getting a BG. Do this before. For anyone you want to ride with that day, have their park ticket or AP linked to your account. It will make things go faster.


    5. Delete links to tickets or APs in your DLR app for people not riding with you that day - if at all possible

    The fastest way to get a BG is to use the default selection of "all linked tickets". If you have to take time to Unselect certain people's tickets that will waste precious time. And can be the difference between failure and success at getting a BG.


    6. Close all other apps on your smart phone

    You want to only have the DLR app running so it will be as fast as possible


    7. Close the DLR app before OPO then re-open it fresh soon before OPO

    That is self-explanatory.


    8. Use an accurate clock with a second hand - Apple Watch, or Atomic Clock app or similar

    You want to try for a BG immediately when OPO starts


    9. Turn off Wifi and Bluetooth on your smartphone

    DL Wifi tends to be slow and you do not want your phone using that. Make sure your phone is only using your cell carrier.


    10. Don't try to get a BG before OPO

    If you try and push the "Find Out More" button to get a BG before OPO, it can lock up the BG process on the app thus forcing you to close the app and have to reload it. This wastes precious time. Wait until OPO to push the "Find Out More" button.

    On some phones (iPhones seem to handle this better) you can push the "Find Out More" and get to the "My Status" page. If you do this, wait there until OPO and push My Status at OPO. This can give you a head start on others since you have already gone past the first page before others have. Again, this seems to work with iPhones but is riskier with Androids.


    11. Once inside DL, or if you choose to leave the park, find a place away from other people - and check the speed of your phone using an app

    It is not enough to have good coverage using the bars showing signal strength. There will be thousands of people trying to get BGs at once and you want your phone to be faster. This is like a funnel to the cell service provider, with everyone hitting the same cell towers.

    By moving around inside DL (or outside) it can dramatically affect the speed of your phone and increase your chance of getting a BG. Certain cell service providers tend to have certain areas of the park where their speed is faster.

    Look for a place where your Ping speed is as low as possible (low Ping speed means it is faster).


    12. Work as a team - have everyone in your group try to get a BG at the same time

    Other people can either log into your DLR account on their phones, or log into their own accounts assuming that all tickets are linked. It does not seem to matter which way you do it.

    It is OK to have everyone in your group trying for a BG at once. If someone gets a BG for your group, and you are not aware yet, and try yourself, you will be told you already have a BG. You will not be penalized if multiple people get to the Join BG phase. Only one of you will succeed. So have everyone try.


    13. Test that the app knows for sure that everyone in your group has scanned into DL that day - use MaxPass for this

    It is possible that even though everyone in your group has scanned into DL, the app can make a mistake and think one or more people are not in the park. If that happens, the app will not let you get a BG with that person in your group. So everyone in your group will fail to get a BG because just a single person in your group is mistakenly believed to not be in the park.

    The easiest way to test this is to use MaxPass before OPO. DLR lets you get FPs using MP before OPO. So take advantage of that fact. Get a MP for everyone in your group before OPO. If you can do that, then the app knows your whole group has scanned in that day and you can get a BG for all those people. If not, try and get to a Guest Services location before OPO and have them fix this.


    14. Bring old, unused cell phones with you to increase your chances

    If you have an old cell phone which can use Wifi, follow all the above advice by getting the latest DLR app downloaded onto that old phone. Log into your DLR app account. Set that phone to use DLR Wifi. And use it to try and get a BG. Some people have gotten BGs using Wifi even though it is not the most reliable approach.



    15. Use "high performance mode" on Androids

    Apparently this is a setting on Androids that will speed them up. Use this if you can.


    16. Practice at home before coming to DLR

    You can do this whole process at home, away from the crowds, before your big day. The only thing you cannot do is actually join a BG. But you can see how the process works.


    17. Have remote friends and family help you get a BG

    This is an extension of #12 above. If you let someone you trust know your account name and password, they can log into your account from anywhere in the world and help you get a BG. The DLR app thinks it is you. And since they are remote, they will not be competing for cell phone bandwidth with everyone in the park.


    18. Can I get a BG during MM or EMH?

    No. BGs are not available until OPO. Period.


    19. Can I use my MM or EMH to my advantage somehow?

    Yes. Even though you cannot get a BG during MM or EMH, you can get into the park before anyone else (1+ hour early). This will let you settle down, ride some rides (if you want - it is MM or EMH after all) but also position yourself for the BG process at OPO.

    There are dedicated queues at the DL entrance turnstiles for MM and EMH. Only you can use these turnstiles. Others without MM/EMH must wait in other turnstile queues.


    20. What if I have an early breakfast reservation inside DL park before Official Park Opening (OPO)

    Same as #19 MM or EMH. This can help you.


    21. My friend or family member will be late - can I get them scanned into DL without them there so I can get them in my same BG?

    No. A thousand times, no. Everyone has to be there physically and scan into DL before OPO.


    22. Can I get a BG at a FP kiosk?

    Yes, but you have to be super early and dedicate yourself. You can do this at the BLAB and Splash Mtn FP kiosks. But remember, the BGs run out in 60 seconds. So you have to be the first or almost the first at the kiosk.

    You also can do this in parallel with the smart phone approach for BG. Work the phone while you try to get to a kiosk.

    See https://www.disboards.com/threads/rise-of-the-resistance-boarding-groups-superthread-no-ride-spoilers-please-please-read-posts-1-3.3784461/page-286#post-61581423


    23. A list of posts in @dina444444 's Superthread which I have bookmarked FWIW














     
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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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