Happy the Dwarf Topiary at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
  • On Feb 16, 2022
    Sharmi from Hertfordshire Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I believe in the past you could book rides 60 days in advance, is that the case now, or does can you just use the genie app to organise your day on the day itself?

    Heigh-ho, Sharmi. Welcome to planDisney.

    It's not long now until you'll be at The Most Magical Place on Earth. I bet your heart is singing, "I'm almost there!" Did you know that the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival will be taking place during your stay? This festival is a feast for the eyes — with stunning topiary displays of Disney characters and gorgeous gardens blooming with flowers. It's also a treat for the taste buds — with delectable dishes and delicious drinks to enjoy. Make sure you also take a scurry through Gusteau’s famous Paris restaurant in Remy's Ratatouille Adventure. C'est magnifique! You'll also love the breathtaking nighttime spectacular, Harmonious. Here's a tip: watch it from the Japan or Italy pavilion for great views.

    If you want to maximize the magic during your trip, then Disney Genie+ will give you "phenomenal magic powers" to select Lightning Lane entrances at over 40 attractions throughout the Theme Parks. Unlike the previous FastPass+ service, which enabled you to make reservations up to 60 days in advance, the new service only allows Guests to make reservations on the day of their visit. Therefore, starting at 7:00 a.m. on the day of your visit, you'll be able to make your first Lightning Lane selection. Once you enjoy that attraction, or two hours after making your selection (whatever comes soonest), you'll be able to make another Lightning Lane selection. You can then do that throughout the day until there are no more Lightning Lane selections available.

    If you'd like some extra "heavy ammunition in your camp," then you can also purchase Individual Lightning Lane entrances. These are available for some of the more high-demand attractions in the Theme Parks. Each park has two attractions that you can purchase Individual Lightning Lanes for. Since availability for these entrances is limited, you probably want to purchase them earlier in the day if you plan on using this service.

    I hope that's helpful, Sharmi. I'm sure your holiday will be "practically perfect in every way." Mickey and his pals can't wait for you to arrive.

    See ya real soon!


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