ORLANDO, Fla. — For the first time since opening in 2019, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will use a traditional standby queue, Disney announced Thursday.

What You Need To Know

  • Disney making changes to how guests experience Rise of the Resistance

  • The virtual queue system will be paused at the attraction starting Sept. 23

  • Guests won't need a boarding group and instead will used a traditional standby queue

The popular attraction will hit pause on its virtual queue system on Sept. 23, meaning guests won’t need to join a boarding group for a chance to experience the ride.

In a post on its official parks blog, Disney said the virtual queue could return to the attraction in the future.

Disney said it’s making changes to its experiences based on guest feedback. Trying to secure a boarding group for the attraction has been a source of frustration for many, with spots filling up with seconds of opening up.

The change comes as Disney World gets ready to kick off its 50th anniversary celebration on Oct. 1. The resort is also preparing to roll out its Disney Genie service along with Disney Genie+, the new paid system for skipping the regular line attractions. The former FastPass+ queues at many attractions at the parks have been rebranded as Lightning Lanes.


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