Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance has consistently been one of the most popular attractions at Walt Disney World since opening in December of 2019. Since leaving the boarding group system, and with the introduction of Lightning Lane in late 2021, the attraction can be accessed via the standby queue or with an Individual Lightning Lane (ILL). The latter option will cost each rider a varying amount of money to bypass most of the standby line. Amounts for the Individual Lightning Lane have varied from $15 to $25 per person. However, since March of this year, the price has not dropped below $20 per person. This is the same price as the newer TRON Lightcycle / Run roller coaster, which has been $20 each day since opening, and the 2022 addition Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, which has never gone above $17 per person. Both of those aforementioned attractions are still on the Virtual Queue system.
The Individual Lightning Lane price for Rise of the Resistance over time:
Since ditching the Virtual Queue system in September 2021, the average wait time for Rise of the Resistance is 114 minutes (nearly 2 hours). The attraction has posted some massive wait times before, including 420 minutes last year. Though, if the wait times from that whole span are analyzed, a general downward trend in the wait times is observed. Note that most of the large spikes in wait times are caused by significant ride downtime in a given day, leading to longer standby times.
If just this year is analyzed, outside of the holiday and Spring Break periods, the average wait time drops down to the 70 to 80 minute range for the majority of days. This year, the average wait time for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is 89 minutes and the average for Avatar Flight of Passage is 100 minutes. The peak ILL price for these attractions? $12 and $16, respectively (with lower prices too).
Individual Lightning Lane availability for Rise has also been very good over the summer. Rarely does it sell out prior to the park opening when everyone can purchase it. The graph below shows the sell out times for the past month. It doesn't seem to make too much sense for Rise of the Resistance to still be commanding its premium price.
Overall, the data suggests that the Individual Lightning Lane for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is currently overpriced at its price floor of $20 per person. Our advice if you are on a budget? Save the money and use it elsewhere right now (i.e. to buy Genie+ to get on the rest of the park's attractions). A Genie+ slot for Slinky Dog Dash is more valuable as it is averaging 98 minute average wait time and it closes during bad weather.
When is the best time to ride Rise of the Resistance? The standby line, with the wait times from the past month shown below, often has several periods in the day where the wait time drops below an hour. Evenings are also particularly light, beginning around 7:30 to 8:00 PM.
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