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  • On Aug 2, 2022
    John from Co Durham Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, I am bringing a party of 20 to WDW 31st August. If we buy LL's through Genie+ or individuals how much time do we have to redeem our purchases. ie if we buy space mountain at 5pm, do we get flexibility until say 5.30pm?

    Greetings, John!

    Welcome back to planDisney, friend! I am so very glad that you continue to stop by with your planning questions. Oh Boy! A visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth with a crew of 20 sounds like a magical adventure indeed. I am sure that everyone in your travel party is getting excited as you finalize your upcoming itinerary. Purchasing Disney Genie+ for your crew is a great way to spend less time in line and more time enjoying your favorite attractions together. Let's go over how those return times work so that you can get back to planning the best trip ever. 

    Whether you book a Lightning Lane through Genie+ or secure an Individual Lighting Lane a la carte, you will receive a one-hour return window. This means if your return window is scheduled at 5 PM, you will have until 6 PM to utilize the Lightning Lane entrance. While we're on the topic of Lightning Lanes, let's go over some quick tips for success. All Guests can choose their first Lightning Lane experience at 7 AM ET, so set that alarm! After you use your first section you can pick another attraction to enjoy. You can continue to use the service throughout the day until the park closes. If your first Lightning Lane selection is more than two hours away you can pick another attraction to experience while you wait. This two-hour window begins after the park opens, so if you made a Lightning Lane selection for Slinky Dog Dash at 4 PM and Disney's Hollywood Studios opens at 9 AM, you can pick another attraction beginning at 11 AM. This may seem like a lot to process, but Hakuna Matata! Your pal Genie will show you the next time you are able to reserve a Lightning Lane on the Tip Board in the My Disney Experience mobile app. Pro tip: Set an alarm on your phone for your next booking window. This is a great way to receive a reminder without having to check your watch while you're enjoying all the fun. You can also purchase up to two Individual Lightning Lanes per Guest per day, and they can be in different theme parks as long as you have the Park Hopper option. Guests of a Walt Disney World Resort hotel can begin purchasing these experiences at 7 AM ET, and all other Guests can purchase their Individual Lightning Lanes when the park opens. 

    Before signing off I want to add one last essential note. If you have not already made your Park Pass reservations for the whole gang, I recommend doing so ASAP. All four theme parks require a reservation in addition to a valid theme park ticket. I would feel absolutely terrible if you arrived ready to ride your favorite attractions, only to find the park you wish to visit has no availability that day. 

    I hope that your upcoming adventure is memorable and magical!
    We'll see ya real soon!
    Tammy 
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Meet the Panelist: Tammy, Illinois

Hey Everyone! I'm Tammy. My Ohana and I live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. I am a preschool teacher and I also coordinate events for youth and families. I have been visiting Walt Disney World Resort since I was a teenager. I'm always looking for a new adventure to explore or an amazing snack to try. I love to share my tips and experiences because I want to help make all trips as memorable and magic as my travels have been.  Learn More About Tammy

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