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  • On Aug 31, 2022
    Jessica from PA 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 purchase an Individual lightning lane at 7am on the day of my check-in to a Disney resort? Or do I have to wait until park opens with off-site guests as I won’t be checked in until later in the day?

    How ya doin' Jessica and welcome to planDisney!

    Figuring out the ins and outs of Disney Genie+ Service is vital to any Walt Disney World Resort Guest. Making your Lightning Lane Selections and purchasing those Individual Lightning Lanes can set the pace for how you structure your Disney day. I'm more than happy to share with you what I know about how to have the best chance of getting into that queue.

    So here's a little fun fact, Jessica. You're a Walt Disney World Resort Guest as soon as the clock strikes midnight on your arrival date. That means that even if you haven't officially checked into your Disney Resorts Collection hotel, you can still make use of Disney Genie+ Service like any other resort Guest. At 7 AM grab that Individual Lightning Lane you've been dreaming of! 

    Pro-tip: Check in to your Disney Resorts Collection hotel right now! In your My Disney Experience app, use the Online Check-In Service attached to your hotel reservation to be able to walk right past the Front Desk and go directly to your hotel room upon arrival.

    Jessica, good luck and all the pixie dust when choosing your Lightning Lanes. And if you have any other questions before you go, please come back and ask me!

    Happy planning!

    Taylor
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Meet the Panelist: Taylor, Louisiana

Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

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