It’s an interesting day in the world of Virtual Queues for Walt Disney World Resort! As of September 23, Disney’s Hollywood Studios attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance has officially introduced a Standby line with its virtual queue boarding group currently “paused”. We don’t suspect the virtual queue for Rise of the Resistance is gone for good, as the My Disney Experience App still makes mention of the attraction. Instead of a picture of Rise of the Resistance associated with the Virtual Queue portion of the My Disney Experience (MDE) App, Guests will now see a new Virtual Queue logo with an added ride as shown in the screenshot below. Why the change? Well, Rise of Resistance is no longer to be the only virtual queue on the block. EPCOT’s newest attraction has officially been added to the virtual queue list on the MDE App.
We previously stated the news that EPCOT’s newest attraction, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, will be available for virtual queue only when it opens to the public on October 1, 2021 in the France Pavilion around EPCOT’s World Showcase. Disney has also shared Remy’s attraction will be available via the new incoming “Lightning Lane” option… which is basically a paid FastPass. Now the MDE App reads, “Starting October 1, Guests can request to join the virtual queue at 7:00 AM (valid Theme Park ticket and Disney Park Pass reservation to EPCOT required) or 1:00 PM after entering EPCOT.” Screenshot below:
While as of September 23, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance’s virtual queue is on “pause”, this is temporary as the MDE still has a virtual queue option in place for the attraction. The MDE App now states: “Head directly to the standby queue at the attraction – no virtual queue required at this time. Availability of a standby queue may be limited and is subject to change at any time without notice. Virtual queue may be used again at a later date or from time to time. Experiencing the attraction is not guaranteed.” Screenshot below:
Right now, we are not sure when Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will return to a virtual queue process. We are certain however Disney is still sticking with the virtual queue system for the Ratatouille attraction. Unfortunately, with Disney introducing the new Disney Genie, Disney Genine+, and Lightning Lane… there seems to be much confusion on what may be unfolding for Walt Disney World attractions in the near future. Hang in there Disney fans, as we hope to have clarification once Disney releases more details surrounding the Disney Genie, as well as which attractions and how much we will have to pay to enjoy select attractions without the wait. In the meantime, bank on these two popular attractions as a possible 7:00 AM wake-up call to snag a virtual queue, so you don’t have to pay to skip the wait!