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  • On Aug 31, 2023
    Marco from Hessen Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If i enter Disneyland & book 1st LL at 7:30AM (Return Time more than 2 hours away) How does 2 Hour Rule work? Does it start at 7:30 so i will be able to book 2nd LL at 9:30 or does it start counting with park opening (8AM) so 2nd LL possible at 10?

    Hey there Marco,

    Welcome to planDisney and thanks so much for your question! I am a big proponent of Lightning Lane optimization on trips, so I have loved to figure out the best ways to get all the value of this great add on when visiting the parks.

    You are able to make your first Lightning Lane selection after you scan your ticket into the park. Once you have made your selection, you will be eligible to make your next selection after your currently selected arrival window has either ended or been redeemed. Alternatively, you can make another selection two hours after you make your initial selection (this is the 2-hour rule that you referred to in your question). You can see this noted down in the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Lightning Lane page on the Disneyland Resort website.

    For example, if it is 1:00 PM and I make a Lightning Lane selection for Haunted Mansion Holiday with an arrival window starting at 8:00 PM that evening, then I would be able to make an additional Lightning Lane selection again starting at 3:00 PM since the Haunted Mansion Holiday selection is more than 2 hours after I made the selection.

    The Disney Genie+ Service is one of my favorite ways to experience more when visiting the Happiest Place on Earth. The largest value for me is due to the Lightning Lane option, but I also love the fact that you also get unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital downloads as well! When I visit with my family, we make it a point to stop by as many PhotoPass photographers as possible to take lots of photos and commemorate our trip.

    Thanks again for your question, Marco! I hope you have a frightfully fun time visiting the Disneyland Resort during Halloween time. Make sure to come back and see us if you think of any follow-up questions we can help with!

    Have a Magical Day,
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, Arizona

Hello there! Greg here from sunny Arizona. I'm a husband, dad to two kiddos under five, and an avid fan of all things Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars. I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since I was 5 and have loved making all new magical memories as a family of 4. I enjoy helping friends get the most out of their trip to the Disneyland Resort, and I am excited to help you plan your most magical vacation ever! Learn More About Greg

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