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  • On Aug 2, 2023
    Samuel from East Sussex 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 have a 2 day ticket for Disney World. We have reserved our parks but I wanted to know if I can use lightening lanes with these tickets and if so what is the best way to guarantee a slot. If not what do we need to do?

    Hiya Samuel!

    Welcome to planDisney! I'm excited you'll be visiting the Walt Disney World in a couple of weeks! Before you know it, you'll be bumping elbows with Mickey, Minnie, and the rest of the gang!

    Unfortunately, your park tickets do not include access to Lightning Lanes. To utilize this service, you must purchase Disney Genie+ the morning of your park visit. Genie+ allows you to reserve return times to select attractions to bypass the standby queue and minimize your wait time. Prices vary per day and depend on which park you will be visiting.

    In order to purchase Disney Genie+, you'll need to download the My Disney Experience App to your mobile device upon arrival to the United States. On each day of your visit, you'll need to log on to your account and tap on "Purchase" located on the purple bar that reads "Disney Genie+ Service." Follow the prompts to complete your payment. Starting at 7 AM, you can make your first Lightning Lane selection of the day. Tap on the three horizontal bars located in the bottom right corner of your screen. Then, select "Tip Board" followed by the park you will be visiting this day. You'll then be able to scroll through the available attractions to select the one you want and pick a return time for later in the day. Once you arrive at the park and ride that attraction, you'll then be able to make another selection using the app.

    There is one attraction currently at each park that is utilizing an Individual Lightning Lane. These attractions are not included in your Disney Genie+ purchase and must be paid for separately if you wish to use the Lightning Lane. These are reserved for some of the most popular attractions, such as TRON Lightcycle / Run and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. If you're staying in a Disney Resorts hotel during your stay, you can purchase these return times as early as 7 AM. Otherwise, you'll need to wait until the official park opening time to do so.

    Samuel, I hope this information helps you plan for your upcoming visit! Have a magical time at the parks!

    See ya real soon!
    Greg
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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