Guardians of the Galaxy at Night
  • On Aug 19, 2022
    Terri from OK 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 don’t arrive until the afternoon can I schedule a lighting lane or genie plus reservation for a certain time?

    Hey Howdy Hey Terri and welcome to planDisney!

    Disney Genie+ is such a nice benefit to add to your vacation! Genie+ makes navigating the parks so much easier by having access to Lightning Lanes and reducing the overall time you are spending waiting in lines and more time enjoying the Magic of the parks! Thank you for your question about scheduling Lightning Lanes, let's get into some of the details. 

    With Genie+, you can start to book your Lightning Lane's starting at 7:00 a.m. EST as long as you have a valid theme park ticket and reservation for the park you will be attending. When you log on, you will first be prompted by the party members you are going to make your Lightning Lane selections for. Then you will be moved to the next screen to choose your attraction. You will be given several time windows for return to that attraction and you can select any of the available windows. You are not able to choose times later than what is offered at those windows. As the Lightning Lanes are taken, later times become available which you will have the opportunity to snag when you can. Some attractions such as Slinky Dog Dash in Hollywood Studios fill up quickly, so at 7:00 a.m. you might find it available at 3:00 p.m. because it fills up so fast. Others you might have to come back and refresh the screen a few times to get the times you are looking for. 

    Remember that with your Lightning Lane selections, you can start making them at 7:00 a.m. and the next one either 2 hours after the park opens or after you tap into your first one. If you choose to purchase Genie+ on the day you arrive, you might be able to get 2-3 experiences booked before you even get into the parks! 

    You do also have an option for Individual Lightning Lane purchases. These are specific times you are purchasing for the super popular attractions such as Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance in Hollywood Studios. These attractions are only available with Individual Lightning Lane purchases or with the traditional stand-by lines or virtual ques such as with Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in EPCOT. With these purchases, you can select any time you wanted to as long as there is availability. There are only a select few attractions you can purchase Individual Lightning Lane reservation windows so make sure to check online which attractions may fall into this category to help you plan accordingly. 

    Best of luck navigating the waters of Genie+ and I hope you have a Magical vacation! Let us know if you have any further questions, we would be happy to help!

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Hey howdy hey, I’m Nick! My happy place will always be Walt Disney World Resort and is where we call “Home”, but we do vacation exclusively in Cincinnati, Ohio for most of the year. My happily ever after is shared with my 3 girls, my beautiful wife and my career in Physical Therapy. I love any excuse to talk about Walt Disney World Resort and am so excited to help you discover the Magic of the Resort. Learn More About Nick

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