Unprecedented Lightning Lane Availability for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

    Rise of the Resistance just did something that we thought might be impossible. Yesterday, Individual Lightning Lane purchases were available for Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the entire day. This is unprecedented and perhaps highlights just how low crowds are at Walt Disney World right now. To find a weekly average wait time as low as this past week, we’d have to go back to October 2021, according to data from thrill-data.com.

    Back to yesterday. As you can see in our screenshots below, and subsequent graphs, Individual Lightning Lane selections were available until 8:30pm, which is when Genie+ selections ended for the day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

    Here’s a look at a graph from thrill-data showing just how unprecedented yesterday was. This graph shows Individual Lightning Lane availability for Rise of the Resistance for the past 30 days. As you can see, Individual Lightning Lane typically sells out before 9am (or shortly thereafter).

    In this single-day graph, we can see that Individual Lightning Lane selections were available for Rise of the Resistance later in the day than Tower of Terror and Slinky Dog Dash. In total, the graph really shows just how slow of a day it was at Disney’s Hollywood Studios yesterday.

    While we don’t think that this is indicative of a trend where Rise of the Resistance Lightning Lane availability becomes easy to get, it’s something to keep an eye on.

    As always, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com as we continue to bring you the latest news, photos, and info from around the Disney Parks!

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    1. I was there two weeks ago and all of the pre-shows were down. Walked directly from the queue backstage onto the Star Destroyer hangar. Hard to justify spending up to $15 per person for half of the experience.

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