Since the attraction opened in 2019 Rise of the Resistance has used a virtual queue. The virtual queue opens twice a day, at 7 am and 1 pm.
The process got to the point where you don’t even need to be in the park to try for a spot. Guests could now hop on the My Disney Experience app from their hotel room to get into the virtual queue. The downside is that if you don’t get a spot then you don’t get a chance to ride. However, things are about to change with the queue line, and they’ll be changing soon.
Disney announced that the virtual queue will be paused beginning September 23. So that means that guests will, for the first time, be using the line as a traditional standby queue. It wasn’t clear if the virtual queue would be returning at some time. The pause probably has something to do with the launch of Disney Genie and Genie+, which is supposed to be launched this fall. With Genie+ guests will have to pay for what used to be the FastPass line (now the Lightning Lane).
According to the announcement the virtual queue could return “at a later date, or from time to time.” It’s just a guess, but it seems like they want to see how well Genie+ does with guests paying for the Lightning Lane. We’ll see what happens once Genie and Genie+ are available.
Even if you don’t want to wait in a long standby queue for Rise of the Resistance, it’s still worth visiting Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios. It’s such an immersive land and you really can spend the day there, just looking at all the details.
Are you happy the virtual queue is being paused for Rise of the Resistance, or do you prefer using the virtual queue?
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