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  • On Jun 9, 2024
    Lauren from FL 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 going to Disney later in the day and have already purchased lightning lane. How can we book for later in the day

    Hello, Lauren, and welcome to planDisney! How fun to receive a message from someone in the middle of the magic! It sounds like you're off and running on your Walt Disney World Resort adventure, so let's look at booking Lightning Lane entries to make your day seamless.

    If you've purchased Disney Genie+ service for today, you can choose your first Lightning Lane entry at 7:00 AM. However, you won't be able to select your return window; those times are generated for attractions based on the number of guests booking them. My tip is to scroll through the Tip Board in your mobile app to find a time that works best for the day's schedule. Times will get later as the day progresses and slots fill up.

    Once you book your first Lightning Lane entry, you will be eligible to book another in two hours or as soon as you scan in for the first one. You'll see a notice telling you when you can book again near the top of the Tip Board.

    Some guests like to "stack" Lightning Lane entries for later in the day. This means that every two hours, they book another attraction for the latest time available. I've done this before, and it makes for a whirlwind of fun at the end of the day!

    Remember, you have the flexibility to modify return times in the mobile app for rides you've booked. For instance, my family once got sidetracked meeting Mickey Mouse because the 'Big Cheese' always takes priority! We were nearing the end of a return window for a Lightning Lane, so I hopped on my app and modified our time since later slots were open by then.

    My final tip is to consider purchasing Individual Lightning Lane entrances for any eligible attractions your family wants to experience. You can buy these in the morning and choose from a list of available return times. I've done this for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and loved its convenience for scheduling my day at EPCOT. You could say I penciled in a time to save the galaxy!

    Lauren, I'm sprinkling pixie dust to help you make magical memories this week! Please stop by planDisney anytime.

    Magic awaits,
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Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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