Rise Waits Fend off Morning Rush, Brief Closure
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the penultimate attraction at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios, opened its standby queues this morning. Wait times this morning topped at around 220 minutes. As the afternoon marched on, the queue seems to have leveled off even with a momentary closure.
In passing by the ride this afternoon, most of the wait appears to be hidden from view, which is of course a standard Disney feature of its creative queuing design.
With wait times down throughout the park, it came as little surprise that guests could saunter into this immersive adventure to join the resistance in their attempt to defeat the First Order and take down Kylo Ren.
Tape marks remained on the ground to better organize traffic patterns during more congested times.
The posted wait times midday hovered right around 60 minutes. According to park guests, the attraction suffered a brief closure around 3:30pm before reopening the standby line to another 60-minute wait around 4:30pm.
Today was the first day that guests could board Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance using the standby line. Previously, the only way to ride the attraction was through the virtual queue system. Guests could try to gain a boarding group at either 7 a.m. prior to the park opening or at 1 p.m., if they were inside of the theme park.
In the near future, guests will be able to purchase access to the attraction without the wait using Lightning Lane, a feature of the all-new Disney Genie system. Promised to debut this fall, Disney Genie will help guests to maximize the time that they spend in the parks through crowd analysis, suggestions, and Disney Genie+, which replaces the Fast Pass system. Stay tuned to MickeyBlog for the latest on that!