Disney Pauses Virtual Queue For Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Starting September 23rd
News - WDW 17-Sep-2021
Disney has announced that virtual queue boarding group system in place on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will be "paused" starting September 23rd. This means that the attraction will feature the good old-fashioned standby wait system.
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.
Disney says this is just a pause - and while I hope it's permanent - perhaps they are foreseeing that guests unable to get a boarding group to then be prompted to pay to ride (via the Lightning Lane) instead might create quite the negative guest experience.
Guests will continue to use the virtual queue system to experience the attraction through September 22nd.