There’s a Way to Ride Rise of the Resistance Without Boarding Groups But It Will Cost You!
Going into the weekend, reports started to emerge that there was a work-around for guests wanting to go on the beloved Hollywood Studios/Galaxy’s Edge attraction Rise of the Resistance without having to cross your fingers and hope you get a boarding group. However, there’s definitely a caveat.
You see, since the news broke earlier this week, MickeyTravels, the sister agency to MickeyBlog is starting to get interested calls from clients that there’s an easy wait to get on Rise of the Resistance with no boarding groups and no waiting. And though YES, this is true it can only be done via a private Disney VIP tour.
If you’ve ever spotted a celebrity at Walt Disney World, chances are you’ve seen them walking around with the cast members in the plaid vests. These esteemed Disney employees serve as a personal tour guide for those wanting an exclusive VIP experience at Disney and are willing to pay for it.
The private VIP tours are a tradition first started over at Disneyland Resort to give top notch service to esteemed guests. However, over the years Disney has made VIP Tours available to any guests willing to pay for the service.
Using the Private VIP Tours, guests get your own tour guide for the day who customizes an itinerary unique to you. Want to ride all of the coasters in all four theme parks, they’ll not only organize that for you but will take you between all of the theme parks by going backstage in a Disney vehicle.
Best of all, when you arrive at your attraction of choice, there’s not waiting in line, you are a VIP after all. Your guide will take you to the front of the line of any attraction that you want. And guess what, no Fastpasses or boarding groups are needed.
When Private VIP Tours reopened earlier this year, Rise of the Resistance was not included in the list of front-of-the-line attractions due to its popularity. However all of that has changed and THIS is what other Disney Insiders have been talking about.
MickeyTravels spoke to a member of guest services this afternoon who confirmed that those on VIP tours CAN NOW go straight to the front of the line of Rise of the Resistance- No Boarding Pass needed.
But, Disney friends, let’s talk pricing.
Private groups can have up to a party of 10 and the cost is $425 to $750 per hour with a minimum of a 7-hour booking required! That means anywhere from $2975 for off-peak to $5250 during the busiest times of the year.
Now what I will say is that these tours are incredible and you spend your day feeling totally pampered. But a VIP tour is best suited for those looking to celebrate a wedding, anniversary, birthday or that just want to spare no expense to plan a dream Disney getaway. I’ve also seen it work well for large groups that are each paying individually!
For instance, a group of 10 during the off-peek period would only be spending about $297.50 per person. The same group during a peak period would be required to pay $535 a person. That’s in the same ballpark as other Disney tours like Wild Africa Trek or Keys to the Kingdom and best of all, VIP tours are private.
For those unable to justify the expense, we’ll just have go with the Virtual Queue method or wait until if/when Disney brings back some sort of Fastpass type of service. However, if the VIP Tour option has piqued your interest, here are a few additional things you’ll want to know:
All About VIP Private Tours
The team at Disney VIP tour services will provide you with a VIP Tour Guide that will pick you up at your Walt Disney World Resort in a private vehicle, The package also includes personalized services like:
- Pre-arrival planning
- A flexible start time, picked by you
- Visits to multiple theme parks* in one or more days
- The ability to enjoy some of your favorite attractions efficiently
- Shared insight from your highly knowledgeable VIP Tour Guide throughout your tour
It should be noted that the cost of a tour DOES NOT include theme park tickets. Those must be organized on your own.
Reservations can be made by reaching out to your travel agent (if you don’t have one, we select MickeyTravels.) or by calling 407.550.4033.
- Disney VIP Tours participate in full security screenings (including bag checks) during your Disney VIP Tour. Individuals should be prepared for screenings with their appropriate government issued identification.
- While they are in place, a Disney Park Pass reservation is also required for park entry.
- Disney Private VIP Tours at the Walt Disney World Resort are very popular and may be limited in availability. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
- You will incur a cancellation fee equal to 2 hours at the booked rate per tour if you do not provide at least 48-hour notice when cancelling any Private VIP Tour.
- No cameras, video equipment or cellphones may be used while in backstage areas.
- Guests 17 years and under must be accompanied by a paying participating parent or guardian.
- Pricing and information are subject to change without notice.
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