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  • On Nov 12, 2023
    Jessica from LA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Am I able to buy LL if I am not staying on property? When am I able to purchase? When am I able to select genie +?

    Welcome to planDisney, Jessica! Thanks so much for coming to us with your question today. Disney Genie+ Service and Individual Lightning Lanes are my favorite time-saving tech tools at Walt Disney World Resort, and I'm happy to walk you through how they work and when you can start using them.

    Jessica, if you are not a guest at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, you can purchase an Individual Lightning Lane return time beginning when the Theme Park you're visiting officially opens for the day. For example, if Disney's Animal Kingdom opens to all guests at 8:00 AM on the day you're planning to visit, that is when you'll be able to purchase an Individual Lightning Lane for Avatar Flight of Passage.

    Disney Genie+ service has two times to consider! First, you can purchase Disney Genie+ service using the My Disney Experience app at any time on the day you're planning to use it, beginning at midnight. I typically purchase it a few minutes before the booking window opens, but if you're a night owl you have the option to purchase it several hours before that. Everyone who purchases Disney Genie+, including guests who are staying off-property, can begin making selections at 7:00 AM. I recommend making that first selection as early as possible so you can take advantage of the time of day with the most availability. You can continue to make Disney Genie+ return time selections throughout the day once you've used the last one you booked, or every two hours, whichever comes first!

    I hope this answers your question, Jessica, and please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help you plan your magical vacation.

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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