The resort’s busiest period for ride refurbishments has historically come after the first weekend of January, once the holiday crowds have dissipated. January 2020 will be no exception.
The 2020 lineup may seem less impressive — after all, nothing here is on the scale of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. But these new attractions have the potential to shake up the competition in the most crowded theme park market in the world.
In 2018, $277 million was generated in Orange County by a 6 percent tax on hotel rooms. Most of that revenue will go to Visit Orlando, a nonprofit group to promote the tourism industry in Orlando — including major theme parks like Disney World and Universal Orlando.
The new operating procedure may allow guests onto Hollywood Boulevard early, but none of them will be able to snag a spot in the virtual queue until the park’s advertised opening time.
Crowds were so big for opening of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance that the "virtual boarding group" had reached capacity for the day before the park officially opened.
Members of the media are giving glowing reviews to Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney World, calling it among the best theme park rides ever.