Rise of the Resistance Boarding Groups Were Still Available Long After 7am
The crowds are definitely down right now. At 8:45am this morning, there will still Boarding Groups available for Rise of the Resistance in Hollywood Studios. Unheard of, right? I have a feeling guests are waiting to travel to Disney World for when the 50th anniversary starts on October 1st.
Speaking of the 50th anniversary celebration, later this fall Disney Genie will be launching to replace FastPasses and MaxPass at the parks. Guests will either be able to access their favorite rides but standing in the stand by line, upgrading to the Disney Genie+ for an additional cost per person, per day that lets guests “choose the next available time to arrive at a variety of attractions and experiences using the Lightning Lane entrance”, or pay an additional fee for a few select attractions per park to gain entry even faster.
Some of those attractions have already been confirmed by Disney, and Rise of the Resistance will be one of them. However, if guests don’t want to pay the extra fee for Disney Genie+ or the Lightening Lane pass, then guests always have the option to try and obtain a boarding group at 7 am and/or 1pm.
Here is a quick rundown of the options coming to Disney Genie
- Disney Genie+: The Disney Genie+ can be added on to your tickets for $15 per person per day at Walt Disney World and $20 per person per day at Disneyland. This service allows you to pick the next available time to arrive at most attractions and use the Lightning Lane entrance. Rides that will be included in the Genie+ services are the Haunted Mansion, Thunder Mountain, and Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run. You can make one selection at a time and your Disney+ will also give you exclusive access to Park-themed audio experiences as well as augmented reality lenses at Walt Disney World and unlimited PhotoPass downloads from your day at Disneyland.
- Individual Lightning Lane Passes: For the most in-demand attractions (like Rise of the Resistance and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train), up to two Lightning Lane entrances can be purchased per day and includes attractions not available with the Genie+. The pricing for individual Lightning Lane entrances will vary by date, park, and attraction. You do not have to have purchased the Genie+ to purchase Lighting Lane entrances.
What do you think of the Disney Genie launching this fall? Let us know in the comments!
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