Disney has just announced ANOTHER new change to their very popular Rise of the Resistance virtual queue process. In a statement just released via Disney Parks Blog, Disney announced a pause coming to the ongoing virtual queue process starting September 23rd. This marks the first time since its inception that the virtual queue line will not be used for the ride.
” We know our guests love choice and flexibility when planning their time in a theme park—which is why, starting Sept. 23, we will pause the use of virtual queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, and guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios may experience this incredible attraction using a traditional standby queue for the first time since it opened in 2019.
Virtual queues continue to be helpful with attraction access, merchandise launches, grand openings and more, and guests should continue to check the My Disney Experience app for the latest on how we’re using virtual queues across Walt Disney World Resort including its potential use at Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at a later date, or from time to time. “ (Disney Parks Blog)
There is no further announcement on when the virtual queue process may return for this attraction or if this will affect the virtual queue line protocol for Remy’s Rattatouille Adventure when it debuts October 1st.
The announcement may come as quite a shock since just this past week Disney implemented a new process for guests to confirm their boarding pass group PRIOR to grabbing their boarding pass. The new announcement also seems to beg the question of if this may be a targeted date of when we may see the release of the new Genie+ services start to roll out over the My Disney Experience platforms.