Cinderella Castle 50th Day
  • On Apr 26, 2022
    Amy from SC 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 have 2 day park hopper tickets. We plan to use individual lighting lane selections. Are we able to book selections in both parks that morning at 7:00 or do we have to wait until we enter our 2nd park at 2:00 to select the option for that park?

    Hello Amy,

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. Believe it or not, summer is right around the corner and so is your visit to The World's Most Magical Celebration

    With 2 day Park Hopper Tickets, it sounds like you are trying to get to see as much of all four parks as possible. I have been in your exact situation, more than once. It can be a whirlwind of a visit, but it's so much fun! I am glad to hear that you'll be taking advantage of Individual Lightning Lane selections during your stay. That will certainly help you to see a few of the most popular attractions without having to wait in the standby line.

    As long as you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you will be able to make both Individual Lightning Lane purchases for the day right at 7:00 AM. As long as you have added the Park Hopper Option and you've made a reservation to the first park you plan to visit for the day, you will only see available times after 2:00 PM for an attraction in a park where you don't have a reservation. 

    For example, let's say you have a park reservation for Disney's Hollywood Studios. At 7:00 AM you can purchase an Individual Lightning Lane for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, and hopefully be able to select a morning return time. Although these go quickly, so you'll just want to take whatever time you get. As soon as you've purchased that Lightning Lane you can purchase your second, possibly to Remy's Ratatouille Adventure in EPCOT. Because you haven't made a reservation for that park, you'll only be given return time options that are after 2:00 PM. 

    If you are not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort, you should know that you can't purchase an Individual Lightning Lane until the park officially opens for the day. This isn't usually an issue with Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Magic Kingdom, and you'll usually even be able to get Avatar Flight of Passage for a late return time. However, Rise of the Resistance will almost always sell out before Disney's Hollywood Studios opens for the day, and Remy's Ratatouille Adventure often sells out quickly as well. So if you aren't staying at a Walt Disney World Resort I might recommend purchasing Genie+ for your Hollywood Studios day, hopping in the standby line for Rise of the Resistance first thing in the morning, and using your Genie+ Lightning Lane selections to save time at other attractions.

    Hope this helps. Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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