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  • On May 4, 2024
    Greg from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are checking into the Boardwalk Resort tomorrow. What time can I start reserving lightning lane passes?

    Hello there, Greg!

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you for bringing us a phenomenal Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning question. I'm thrilled to hear you'll be arriving at The Most Magical Place on Earth tomorrow - how incredibly exciting! As you count down the last few hours before you check in at Disney's BoardWalk Inn, let's make sure you're prepared to begin securing Lightning Lane entry selections for your time in the theme parks!

    Greg, your stay at Disney's BoardWalk Inn will put you right in the heart of the magic - between EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Since you'll basically be surrounded by thrilling attractions and awe-inspiring entertainment, I'm sure you're eager to maximize your time spent enjoying the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks. Guests can do just that by utilizing Disney Genie+ service and selecting Lightning Lane return times to skip the standby queues of most attractions! I'm happy to inform you that you'll be able to purchase Disney Genie+ service as early as 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time on the day of your theme park visit, and you can make your first Lightning Lane entry selection at 7:00 a.m. on the dot.

    Since Lightning Lane selections cannot be made until 7:00 a.m., I like to set an alarm for 6:55 a.m. on the day of my theme park visit. At that time, I'll purchase Disney Genie+ service and then be prepared to make my family's first Lightning Lane selection as soon as the clock strikes 7:00 a.m.! Virtual queues for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and TRON Lightcycle / Run also open right at 7:00 a.m. on the dot, Greg. If you're hoping to snag a place in a virtual queue, I recommend having another member of your travel party attempt for the virtual queue spot right at 7:00 a.m. so that you can focus on the Lightning Lane selections.

    I hope you've found this information helpful as you gear up for a thrill-filled day, Greg! If you have any additional questions throughout your stay at Disney's BoardWalk Inn, please feel free to revisit us here at planDisney anytime. We're all ears!

    See ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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