Father and Child on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • On Dec 26, 2022
    Beena from MD 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 will be in Disney World this month. Does Avatar and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train require an individual lightning lane? I see on your website that Guardians of the Galaxy requires a lightning lane, but did not see one for Avatar and Seven Dwarfs.

    Hi Beena, welcome to planDisney!

    There's plenty of sunshine headed your way at Walt Disney World Resort this month. It can get chilly in Florida, so I recommend letting the 10-day forecast be your guide when it comes to planning your wardrobe. On a recent January visit, I was wearing shorts on Saturday and a winter coat on Tuesday!

    You've clearly done your research and have asked an excellent question about accessing two of the most popular Walt Disney World Resort attractions: Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park. Both attractions can be experienced via the standby queue or with an Individual Lightning Lane reservation. You can check standby line wait times for all attractions in the My Disney Experience mobile app by clicking the location icon on the bottom menu of the app's home page. The average standby wait time for Avatar Flight of Passage and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is over an hour with the shortest wait times occurring at park opening and park closing.

    If you'd prefer to experience Avatar Flight of Passage and/or Seven Dwarfs Mine Train with a shorter wait time, an Individual Lightning Lane reservation can be purchased the morning of each park day via the Tip Board of the My Disney Experience mobile app (three small lines at the bottom right of the home page --> Tip Board --> scroll to desired attraction). Guests staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel can book their first Individual Lightning Lane attraction at 7:00 a.m. All other Guests may book at park opening. There is an associated cost per person, which varies depending on the date as well as the attraction. Reservations fill up quickly, so I recommend deciding whether or not you intend to purchase an Individual Lightning Lane for each attraction in advance.

    Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is an unbelievable attraction that can currently be accessed via a Virtual Queue (in lieu of the traditional standby queue) or an Individual Lightning Lane. I've known people that purchase an Individual Lightning Lane at 7:00 a.m. or park opening and join the Virtual Queue at 7:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. so they can experience this groundbreaking attraction twice. 

    I hope this information helps guide your next strategy session, Beena. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any follow-up questions.

    Choose magic,

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