So you’ve been trying to get in a boarding pass for the “Rise of the Resistance” attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and have not had any luck. Don’t feel bad, many veteran Disney fans have not been able to get a boarding pass either, even though it has been months since the attraction opened to the public.
We have a trick, or shall we say a work-around that helped my family gain two boarding passes on the two days that we were visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios on our recent visit to Disney World during July, 2021.
OK, there are actually two steps in the hack to get a boarding pass the the “Rise of the Resistance” attraction in Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. And to make it even better, they are very easy to do.
The first thing that you need to do is make sure that you wake up with enough time to grab your boarding pass in time. As you know, they go very quickly. On our trip, we made sure that we were up at least an hour and a half before Disney’s Hollywood Studios opens to visitors.
In the past, you actually had to be inside of Disney’s Hollywood Studios gate to gain a boarding pass. Disney has since relaxed this to where you have to actually be on Disney World property. Whether in the parking lot or at one of their resorts (We we able to get both passes from our room at Pop Century).
About 5 minutes before an hour, before the park opens, turn off Disney WiFi on your mobile device. You want to turn off the WiFi and make sure that you are on LTE, 4G or 5G, depending on your phone. You want to do this for two reasons. Number one, Disney World’s WiFi is horrible. Number two, there are going to be thousands of people trying to get only a couple of hundred boarding passes. This amount of traffic will bottleneck Disney World’s WiFi and slow your mobile device down to the point that you will probably not get a boarding pass.
And the last thing that you will want to do is at one hour before the park opens, start hitting the MyDisney app on your mobile device. If you even wait 2 or 3 minutes, you may not get a boarding pass and have to wait until the afternoon when more boarding passes are usually released.
If you are unsuccessful first thing in the morning, try this system again when more boarding passes are released in the afternoon (usually 1PM). The biggest key to this hack that not many know about is turning off the WiFi.
Good luck and enjoy the ride. It is VERY good and worth the wait.
Mark Plante and his family have been visitors to the Orlando area for 15+ years. They are using information, tricks and knowledge that they have accumulated during that time to create this blog.