Bay Lake Tower at Contemporary Bay Cove Pool
  • On Jan 29, 2022
    Mark 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 are driving to WDW on 2/4/2022. We are staying off property on Friday night. Our first park day is 2/5/2022. I have two questions. Do we need to physically be at BLT to use the 7:00 am Genie+ check in? Do we need to be checked into BLT be use Genie+?

    Welcome to planDisney, Mark!

    Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation will be here before you know it!  I am happy to assist you with your questions so you will be all set and ready to enjoy the magic.

    Disney Genie+ service does not rely on your physical location to be eligible to make your first Lightning Lane selection at 7:00 am.  In fact, all Guests, whether or not they are staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, may reserve the next available Lightning Lane arrival window for those attractions included with Disney Genie+ service beginning at 7:00 am.

    Some attractions are available as an a la carte purchase or Individual Lightning Lane.  Guests may purchase up to two Individual Lightning Lane attractions per day.  Disney Resort Hotel Guests may purchase Individual Lightning Lanes beginning at 7:00 am; all other Guests may make their purchases beginning at park opening time.

    If you have linked your Disney Resort Hotel reservation to your My Disney Experience account, you are considered an "onsite" Guest on the date of your check-in through the date of your check-out.  It is not necessary to have physically checked in to the hotel.

    I recommend taking advantage of Direct-to-Room Service with Online Check-In through the My Disney Experience website or mobile app.  You'll receive a notification when your room is ready and then go straight to your room, using your MagicBand or phone to unlock the door.

    I hope that helps!  Please let us know if you have any additional questions.  Enjoy your stay at Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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