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mrs705

Earning My Ears
Joined
Sep 5, 2008
I am pretty confused about how to get on these two rides. There are two, correct ? My 10year old is a big fan and if he doesn't get on will be devastated. I need help. So basically to get on ROTR I have to be at the park by 6:00 am ish? Where is it that I am going to get the boarding passes? Do all members of my party have to be present to do this? What about the MF ride, is that the same process? We will be in the park on 4/9 and 4/13, will I be able to get FP's for this on 2/7? Someone give me step by step instructions, please. TIA
 

mrs705

Earning My Ears
Joined
Sep 5, 2008
I am pretty confused about how to get on these two rides. There are two, correct ? My 10year old is a big fan and if he doesn't get on will be devastated. I need help. So basically to get on ROTR I have to be at the park by 6:00 am ish? Where is it that I am going to get the boarding passes? Do all members of my party have to be present to do this? What about the MF ride, is that the same process? We will be in the park on 4/9 and 4/13, will I be able to get FP's for this on 2/7? Someone give me step by step instructions, please. TIA
 

only hope

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jun 7, 2014
I am pretty confused about how to get on these two rides. There are two, correct ? My 10year old is a big fan and if he doesn't get on will be devastated. I need help. So basically to get on ROTR I have to be at the park by 6:00 am ish? Where is it that I am going to get the boarding passes? Do all members of my party have to be present to do this? What about the MF ride, is that the same process? We will be in the park on 4/9 and 4/13, will I be able to get FP's for this on 2/7? Someone give me step by step instructions, please. TIA
Falcon is standby only. If you aren’t among the first in line at open, wait a few hours. The wait time tends to be highest at park open and lowest in the evening. For RotR, read the first two posts of the boarding group thread in this forum. That should tell you everything. Fastpasses can’t be booked for either one, thank goodness.
 
  • MusicalAstronaut

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 6, 2017
    I am pretty confused about how to get on these two rides. There are two, correct ? My 10year old is a big fan and if he doesn't get on will be devastated. I need help. So basically to get on ROTR I have to be at the park by 6:00 am ish? Where is it that I am going to get the boarding passes? Do all members of my party have to be present to do this? What about the MF ride, is that the same process? We will be in the park on 4/9 and 4/13, will I be able to get FP's for this on 2/7? Someone give me step by step instructions, please. TIA
    They JUST added the ability to book fastpasses for MFSR, so get on those ASAP. There's a very long thread with lots of info in the first post for ROTR, as someone already said, and it's super helpful, so definitely check it out.
     

    brianwithay

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jan 28, 2020
    Yesterday's Rise of the Resistance Rundown!

    (TL; DR - it lived up to the hype and I would wake up early to experience it again)

    4:20AM - Wake up
    4:21AM - Roll around in bed
    4:30AM - Really wake up
    5:00AM - Pick up girlfriend (6PM next day, brag online that you have a girlfriend)
    5:05AM - Find out one of my contacts ripped
    5:06AM - Determine if I can go the whole day with a ripped contact...quick decision, I cannot.
    5:35AM - Arrive back home to replace contact
    5:45AM - McDonald's run
    6:20AM - Arrive at Hollywood Studios
    6:25AM - Look at the security line and scold the girlfriend for bringing a bag
    6:25:05AM - Immediately regret previous action
    6:40AM - Get through security and enter park
    6:45AM - Pound the app for no reason
    6:46AM - Pound the app for no reason
    6:47AM - Pound the app for no reason
    6:48AM – Get tired for pounding the app for no reason
    6:59AM - Countdown like it's New Year’s Eve
    7:00AM - Open app > Find Out More > Join Boarding Group
    7:01AM - Get assigned Boarding Group 61
    7:01:20AM - Celebrate and party like its 1999
    7:05AM - Plan to ride Slinky Dog Dash thinking the line will be short because it's so early
    7:06AM - See that the line actually extends outside of Toy Story Land and immediately realize how dumb my initial thought process was
    7:30AM - Ride Alien Swirling Saucers for the first time instead (actually pretty fun)
    7:55AM – Ride Toy Story Mania via FP
    8:20AM – Head over to Animal Kingdom via bus
    9:10AM – Walk Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail (first time as well, so cool!)
    9:55AM – Ride Kilimanjaro Safaris via FP
    11:00AM – Festival of the Lion King
    12:00PM – Finding Nemo – The Musical
    12:29PM – Received notification that Boarding Group 61 is now boarding while in Finding Nemo
    1:10PM – Arrive back at Hollywood Studios via bus
    1:20PM – Entered ROTR queue
    2:13PM – Resistance rose!

    A few things of note -

    🔹This was one of the best ride experiences I've ever been a part of. And this is coming from a non-Star Wars junkie. The attention to detail and level of engagement throughout is second-to-none.

    🔹A big shout out to the admins for creating the extensive FAQ pinned in the announcements as it answered most of my questions in preparation for ROTR.

    🔹You're allotted two hours from the time your boarding group is called to return to the entrance of ROTR.

    🔹Expect to wait a little while longer in the normal queue once your boarding group is called (you've waited this long, it will be ok, I promise).

    🔹Our entire ROTR experience from the beginning of the queue to the end of the experience clocked in at approximately 53 minutes. YMMV.

    🔹Cast members in Batuu are outstanding. Be kind to them if things don't go according to plan. They are human beings, just like you and I.

    🔹Even though there is an influx of people at gate open, the entire boarding group process from security checkin to boarding is very efficient and beats waiting in one queue for 3+ hours. I would rather Disney experiment with similar type virtual queues, along with Fast Passes, than open up a stand-by line and experience what FOP has experienced since open.

    Enjoy!!
     

    KY_Minnie

    Mousketeer
    Joined
    Aug 6, 2016
    I'm seeing part opening at 9am during our March visit, but I have read a lot about getting there at 7am to get a boarding pass for ROTR. Does the park open earlier than the hours on the app says?
     

    yulilin3

    Disney Freak
    Moderator
    Joined
    Nov 1, 2007
    I'm seeing part opening at 9am during our March visit, but I have read a lot about getting there at 7am to get a boarding pass for ROTR. Does the park open earlier than the hours on the app says?
    The park currently is opening at 7. If the official hour is 9am get to the entrance by 8:30, they are opening the front earlier
     


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