Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Nov 1, 2022
    Patricia from NY 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 reserve rides for free? If so, when?

    Hi there Patricia and welcome to planDisney!

    With just a single month left until your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, there are still so many things to plan and organize to get your vacation just right before heading down. 

    To reserve attractions you'll need to take advantage of Disney Genie+ Service. You can purchase this service each day of your trip directly in your My Disney Experience app. You'll then be able to make Lightning Lane Reservations at intervals throughout the day. Be aware that certain specific attractions will fall into the Individual Lightning Lane category and require a separate purchase. While these are subject to change they currently include Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Magic Kingdom Park, Avatar Flight of Passage in Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance in Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in EPCOT. Of course, you're still able to join the standby queue where no additional purchase is required.

    Pro-tip: If using the standby queue is going to be a better move for your family, I definitely recommend hopping on your big-ticket attractions early in the morning, during parades, or during fireworks. 

    Patricia, I'm wishing you all the pixie dust in the world on your upcoming vacation. If you have any other questions, please feel free to come back for another chat!

    Happy planning!

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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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