How can you get a coveted Rise of the Resistance Boarding Pass? We’ve got you covered! This article will cover our top tips for ensuring that you’re able to secure a boarding group.
NOTE: As of November 3rd, 2020, the process has CHANGED. If you are only familiar with the process from before that date, be sure to read on to make sure that you know the updated procedure!
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Boarding passes become available at 7 AM and you do NOT need to be within Hollywood Studios to obtain one. As long as you have a Hollywood Studios park pass for that day, you will have access to join the virtual queue no matter where you are (whether it be your hotel, your home, or even your car).
To access the boarding pass queue, scroll down on the homepage of your My Disney Experience app until you find the “Join a Rise of the Resistance Boarding Group” section and continually refresh.
Once the passes open, it will automatically create a group of anyone on your Friends & Family list who also has a Hollywood Studios park reservation for that day. All you have to do is click and it will (hopefully) secure a pass for everyone in that group!
Tip #1: Be online early
Boarding passes fill up INCREDIBLY quickly – we’re talking within 10 seconds or less. We recommend that a few minutes before, you take out your phone and prepare. You should plan to have three minutes (at least) to have everyone in your party open the app, make sure they know where to click, and begin refreshing.
Tip #2: Find your own space
If you’re in your hotel room or even alone in your car, you’re set. But if you’re at the parks, in an airport, or anywhere else where others are around, we recommend moving as far away from others as possible and finding your own space. This will allow you to not only focus on what you’re doing, but also have the best cell service possible! Because…
Tip #3: Turn off WiFi
As long as you’re in an area with good cell service (LTE), we recommend turning off your WiFi. This is unscientific, but we’ve found that the process is slightly faster when not on WiFi, and those few milliseconds make all the difference!
Tip #4: Make sure everyone in your party tries
EVERYONE in your party can try to get a boarding pass – and everyone absolutely should. The app is smart enough that even if you’re all trying and click at exactly the same time, it will only give the group’s pass to one person (so you won’t end up with multiple passes). As a result, everyone should try to get a pass! This means that if anyone’s My Disney Experience account is managed by a family member (such as Dad managing Grandpa’s account, Mom managing daughter’s account, etc.), as long as that person has a phone, they should have their own standalone account. This will allow them to log into that account on their phone so that they can try to get a boarding pass as well! The more people trying, the more chances you have.
Tip #5: Be fast!
It may be obvious, but speed is the name of the game here. The process is very easy and intuitive, so don’t hesitate – click the buttons, be confident, and move quickly!
BONUS TIP: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!
Boarding passes become available again at 2PM. For the 2PM drop, you (and everyone in your group), must be physically present in the parks. Use the tips above to try a second time!