Family with balloons at Grand Floridian
  • On Mar 25, 2022
    Brian from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does early-entry and 7 am individual lightning lane purchase apply to both my date of arrival and the following day?

    Hiya, Brian! Welcome to planDisney!

    I'm so glad to hear you have a visit planned to Walt Disney World! How exciting! If you're visiting any time this year, you'll be lucky enough to enjoy all that The Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration has to offer. I know my favorite part is all of the EARidescent magic found at every corner. You'll love Beacons of Magic illuminating all four theme park icons in magnificent color and light. It really is amazing! If you get a chance to visit Disney's Hollywood Studios evening, take a look up and see if you can spot the guests enjoying a celebratory dance in the windows at the top of The Hollywood Tower Hotel.

    Brian, I'm pleased to know you'll be taking advantage of the Early Theme Park Entry, available to all Disney Resorts Collection hotel Guests. There are never enough hours in a Disney day if you ask me, so having those extra 30 minutes each morning is a huge bonus! It's definitely one of the best perks of staying in the magic at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel. I am happy to share that you can absolutely take advantage of this perk on the day of your arrival, even if you haven't checked into your hotel room just yet.

    As mentioned in your question, Guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel also get the opportunity to book their Disney Genie+ Selections starting at 7 a.m. each day. You can also take advantage of this perk on the day you arrive, giving you a head start on making your selections. How great is that? I have even booked Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane reservations from the airport in New York before stepping foot on Walt Disney World Property! As long as you have your hotel reservation and valid theme park entry tickets linked in your My Disney Experience Account, you will be able to book starting at 7 a.m.

    Brian, don't forget that you will need to make your Disney Park Pass Reservations before entering your first park of each day. Then, if you have purchased the Park Hopper Option for your ticket, you can head over to a different park after 2 p.m. I love to start my day at Magic Kingdom Kingdom Park with a Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich from Sleepy Hollow, and then park hop over to EPCOT in the afternoon for the irresistible Chicken Potstickers from Lotus Blossom Cafe in the China Pavillion. I'm getting hungry just thinking about this food-filled day!

    I hope your upcoming Walt Disney World Vacation is a magical adventure, Brian! We hope to see you again soon to answer any other questions you may have!

    Until next time,
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Meet the Panelist: Diana, New York

Hiya! I'm Diana from New York, and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Whether you're planning your first trip or just visiting "For the First Time in Forever," with all that Walt Disney World has to offer, it's easy to feel like you're headed "Into the Unknown." Just remember, "You've Got a Friend in Me!" So, let me be a "Part of Your World" to lend a helping hand as you plan your most magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Diana

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