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  • On Feb 8, 2023
    Dan 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.

    Can I buy an individual lightning lane for cosmic rewind with a return time of 5:00 if I have a hopper with Hollywood Studio as my 1st park? I’m staying on property and plan to purchase at 7:00am, but Disney hopper rules deny me access to EPCOT until 2:00

    Hi there! Thank you for bringing your question to planDisney!

    I absolutely love the ability to purchase Individual Lightning Lanes when I'm visiting the Walt Disney World Resort. You get to skip the main queue line for a much shorter wait! I'm all about maximizing my time in the parks, so this is really helpful for me. Currently, each Guest can make up to two Individual Lightning Lane reservations per person, per day. If you are staying at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, you'll be able to make these reservations starting at 7 AM EST, which is highly recommended as some of these go fast!

    Dan, I have good news for you: you can indeed make an Individual Lightning Lane reservation for the park to which you are hopping. When you go to make your reservation on the My Disney Experience mobile app, the times for the park you are hopping to will only be available after 2 PM EST. In case they are not, just ensure you are selecting a time that is after 2 PM EST.

    Please keep in mind that if you are planning on purchasing Disney Genie+ to access the Lightning Lanes for over 40 attractions across the resort (which I highly recommend), the rules are a bit different. For this service, instead of choosing a time, you are offered the next available time. As such, you will need to wait until the next available time is after 2 PM EST for the park you are hopping to before making that reservation.

    Dan, you are bound to have a great vacation. And with those Individual Lightning Lanes, you'll be able to accomplish a lot more in less time, which for me, means more time for snacks!

    If you should have any questions in the future, please reach out again. We are happy to help!

    Keep moving forward,

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Meet the Panelist: Matt, New Jersey

Well hello there! I'm Matt and I'm a Disney-loving husband, teacher, and uncle from New Jersey. You can often find me tasting my way around an EPCOT festival, rope-dropping Magic Kingdom Park, or conquering all of the Disney Mountains. I can't wait to help you reach out and find your happily ever after on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Matt

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