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  • On Feb 17, 2022
    Jeff from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How early can you make an attraction reservation time?

    Hey there, Jeff! Welcome to planDisney! I'm so happy that you've stopped by with your vacation planning question!

    Well, you're less than two months from your vacation to The Most Magical Place on Earth! That means that your Resort hotel is likely booked, Theme Park Pass reservations have been made, you have booked your Advanced Dining Reservations for your favorite and new dining experiences, and the only thing left to do is tie up any loose planning ends and start your countdown. How exciting! On my Walt Disney World Resort vacations, I love downtime enjoying my Resort's activities, pool time and the fabulous restaurants, but the name of my Disney game is maximizing theme park time. My favorite way to do that is by using Genie+ and purchasing Individual Lightning Lanes, so, I'm thrilled to answer this for you today!

    If you have purchased or plan on purchasing Genie+ to spend less time waiting in line, you can make your first attraction arrival window selection at 7:00 a.m. EST sharp. I suggest making your first selection for one of your must-do attractions for the earliest arrival window available. That way, as soon as you use that Lightning Lane entrance, you can make your next selection and can continue this strategy throughout your day. Less time in line means more time munching on snacks and trying out the fun new Disney PhotoPass lenses! Make sure you try these - so fun!

    If you plan on purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane (either with or without Genie+), you can do so right at 7:00 a.m. EST if staying in a Disney Resort hotel or at park opening if staying off-property. If you are staying in a Disney Resort hotel and plan on using both Genie+ and an Individual Lightning Lane purchase, my suggestion is to make your Genie+ selection first, right at 7 a.m., and then immediately go purchase your Individual Lightning Lane. I have found this to be the best strategy for maximizing my selections and theme park time. Magic unlocked!

    With the 50th Anniversary Celebration and the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival in full bloom, you could not be visiting Walt Disney World Resort at a better time! While at the Festival, be sure to do Spike's Pollen-Nation Exploration scavenger hunt! This activity is oh-so-fun and definitely not just for kids. It's the perfect, fun way to explore EPCOT's World Showcase, plus, you get a prize for completing it! A prize for having fun?! I'm in!

    Jeff, I'm wishing you the most magical upcoming adventure, full of fun and pixie dust! Please stop by any time with any of your vacation planning questions.

    I hope to see ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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