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  • On Jun 15, 2022
    Katherine 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 see the times that are available for individual lightening lanes before I purchase them for my party?

    Howdy, Katherine! Welcome to planDisney!

    As you plan your trip to The Most Magical Place on Earth, we're here at planDisney to help you with any questions! No question is too big or too small and this dedicated group of Disney-loving panelists will go to infinity and beyond to help make your trip the best it can be. I'm glad you're familiarizing yourself with the Disney Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane purchases, as these can be very helpful tools to add to your vacation. I've used both of these services in each park at the Walt Disney World Resort. In my experience, Individual Lightning Lane purchases have always been worth it as long as they match your schedule for the day! I just used Genie+ at Magic Kingdom Park with my little ones and thought it was a perfect fit for us to experience as many attractions as possible from park open to park close.

    To purchase Individual Lightning Lane attractions, open your My Disney Experience Mobile App and tap the menu button in the bottom right corner. Click "Tip Board" and you'll find a page populated with all attractions available at each park. There is a "Change Park" option at the top that allows you to find the park you'll be visiting that day. Before my trips, I like to check this feature to see what kind of wait times and reservation windows I can expect once I arrive.

    Once you locate the Individual Lightning Lane attractions on the Tip Board, you'll see the current standby wait time, followed by the Individual Lightning Lane Window. The Window represents your possible reservation time for that attraction. For example, if it says "Window starts at 4:20 p.m.," that would mean that once you click that to make your purchase, you'll be given the option to book the ride for any available time slot left after 4:20 p.m. 

    Katherine, if purchasing one of these Individual Lightning Lane attractions is on your radar, I'd suggest doing that as soon as you're able to. These attractions tend to be high demand and sell out rather quickly. If you are a Guest of a Disney Resort Hotel, Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotels or Shades of Green, you're eligible to make these purchases at 7 a.m. on the day of your visit. All other Guests can make these purchases once the park opens for the day.

    May all of your Lightning Lane dreams come true,

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New Jersey

Hey friends! I'm Ashley, a Disney-loving mom ready to help you plan your next adventure! I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two young, energetic kids who have inherited our love of Disney! As Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members, we spend our time at Walt Disney World Resort in all different ways, from packed park days to relaxing by the pool, our family has developed a love for all Disney has to offer. I'm excited to share the magic with all of you! Learn More About Ashley

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