Rise of the Resistance – Boarding Groups

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Boarding Groups - good idea or bad

  1. Great idea - I don’t have to wait in line

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  2. Good idea – I can’t think of a better way of doing it

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  3. Do not care – One way or another

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  4. Bad Idea -

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  5. Terrible idea - Post what you would like better bellow.

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  1. ni_teach

    ni_teach Active Member

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    Personally I have tried to get on Rise of the Resistance 3 times. The first two times my group got high boarding groups number and the ride broke down and we didn’t get on. I finally got yesterday 2/4/20 with a low number.

    The two times I didn’t get on I still had a wonderful time at Disneyland resort and got to ride lots of attractions and do many things. I know that there are lots of people who what to get ride of the system, but is spending 4-6 hours in a line all day a better system?

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    I'm probably at least a couple of years off of being able to visit Disneyland again, so I'm not sure that this'll impact me. But the idea of waiting in line for 6 hours sounds awful. Same with the idea of having to sprint to try and get a Fastpass. I'd much rather go to the resort for a few days and take my chances with the group boarding option.
     
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    Me too. There is no perfect solution at the moment, but I remember waiting an inordinate amount of time for Splash when it was in soft opening and breaking down A LOT, but knowing I wouldn't be back again for a year or two and standing in line through the breakdowns was the only way to get on. This is before smartphones so this was basically the only way, but it would have been nice to have a boarding group, coming back when the ride was up and my group was ready to go, and not to have had to spend so much of my day waiting for that one ride.
     
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    I'm generally not inclined to be the first on an attraction anyway, even though I did attend a passholder soft-open of DCA, that got me on Soarin' (still marvelous after all these years) and SuperStar Lemon (it was sort-of funny the first time, IF you knew enough to get the in-jokes, but the Monsters Inc. version is far better) ahead of the general public.

    I probably won't wait until it's a walk-on (if it ever is; Hell, Storybook Land isn't a walk-on, and it's older than I am), but I might wait until there's little difference between boarding groups and Fastpass. Somebody remind me again, how do you get a boarding group if you're one of the handful of people who refuse to carry a smartphone, and insist on a clamshell?
     
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    Yeah, belonging to the aforementioned group; I wonder these things as well.

    I am the type who would normally wait a few years and go on a weekday in February. But as we will be there with grandchildren in July (yuck) we may find ourselves standing in a long line or in a group. The grandchildren, obviously, have smart? phones.
     
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    Really? What have you got?
    Mine's an LG VN220 "Exalt LTE." It replaced a beat-up older clamshell following a Canadian vacation in which the old one turned into a paperweight the moment my bus to Vancouver crossed the border, and remained a paperweight until my flight from Toronto landed in Boston. Made quite a few collect calls home from train station payphones (where they still existed), and my Toronto hotel insisted that I get a Canadian prepaid calling card, to use my room phone.

    No app-download capability, and my old clamshell had more games, but it has a rudimentary web browser that's good enough to check my email and boards, and make (usually very laconic) replies. And if I need more, I can open up a private hotspot for my tablet. And more importantly, it did not turn into a paperweight during my second Canadian vacation. Although I did find out about international roaming and internet charges. The hard way.

    But just how does one get a boarding group assignment without a smartphone?
     
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    I think I read there's a kiosk or two near Buzz devoted to this, but you have to get there at rope drop and be one of the first to it to have any chance. I think you can get instructions on DL's own site.

    Or... wait till this isn't a thing any more.
     
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    Here is a thought.

    I can't speak for WDW but I think that a lot of the complaints about the boarding pass system could have been lessen if they had an annual pass holder preview week. Much like they had for the opening of Galaxy's edge. Since annual pass holders make up the majority of visitors to Disneyland I think it would have given those people who can't make it to the park first thing in the morning a chance that first week to get on RotR. It's too late now but for future E-ticket openings it is something to think about.

    Your thoughts?
     
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    Not a clamshell but I like the qwerty keyboard. We have some data but the phone runs out of memory if we try to load too much.
     

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