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  • On Apr 10, 2022
    Ann from LA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What do we do if dining reservations are at the same time as our LL times?

    Hello Ann,

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. The next month will fly by, and soon you'll be joining in The World's Most Magical Celebration! You'll also be visiting during one of my favorite times of the year, the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. The park is decked out with character topiaries and colorful garden displays; it's truly stunning!

    Whether you are selecting a Genie+ Lightning Lane or purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane, you do have some control over what times you choose, so you shouldn't ever find yourself with a Lightning Lane reservation at the same time as one of your dining reservations. 

    While you don't get to choose your Lightning Lane times, you will know the time for the next available Lightning Lane on any given attraction. If it happens to be during a time when you have plans for dinner, simply don't select it. Chances are, if you wait a few minutes you'll be able to get a later time slot that will fit into your plans.

    When you purchase an Individual Lightning Lane you will get to select your time frame if there are multiple times available. In that instance you'll be able to select something that falls before or after your dining reservation.

    You do want to be careful when you are making your Lightning Lane selections. If you show up a couple of minutes after your return time window has ended, cast member will usually be able to let you hop into the Lightning Lane. However, if you are more than a couple of minutes late, they won't be able to help you. You do have a full hour to check in at a Lightning Lane, so I think you should be fine.

    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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