Disney Allowing Party Confirmation An Hour Before Boarding Groups Open For High Demand Attractions


If you are visiting Walt Disney World and Disneyland and you want to ride the newest attractions you will need to obtain a boarding group spot in the virtual queue to do so.  Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and WEB Slingers: A Spiderman Adventure require a boarding pass to ride.  Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, opening on October 1, will also require a boarding group to ride.

Usually, it can be a challenge to obtain a spot as it only opens up twice a day, with the first time being 7AM, and the boarding groups are often gone within a minute.


According to Kenny the Pirate, Disney is streamlining this process a bit by allowing people to confirm their party starting and hour earlier than the virtual queue. For now, guests can confirm their party at 6AM ahead of the 7AM virtual queue opening. This doesn’t seem like much, but those extra seconds really do matter.  This way people will already have their party confirmed and they can just grab a spot and add everyone without the extra steps.

You will still need to join the virtual queue at the start time. Confirming your party an hour early does not grant you access to the boarding groups at 7AM.

Frankly, I think Disney needs a better process overall, but that’s likely where the Pay to Play Genie+ offerings will come in. I have a feeling that will be just as chaotic because a lot of people will gladly pay the extra $20 (or more) per person to get to ride and not have to deal with the virtual queuing fiasco.

But we shall see.

For now, the earlier group confirmation will be helpful.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: Kenny the Pirate

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