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

    Are express line purchases available for rides

    Greetings, Natosha!

    Welcome to planDisney! I am so excited to hEAR that you will be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort next week! You can still enjoy EPCOT’s International Flower & Garden Festival while it is still in full bloom. Be sure to stop by the butterfly exhibit, they are truly magical creatures. You will also be able to take part in the 50th Anniversary Celebration going on across the entire resort. Take a look around and enjoy Disney’s Fab 50 Character Collection. 50 golden sculptures representing your most loved Disney Characters. They don’t mind posing for photos, can you find them all?

    If you are looking to maximize your fun and minimize your wait times, you will need some cosmic powers to help you. Disney Genie+ can help you and your family plan an amazing day by using your own personal “Tip Board” and a new tool that will allow you to skip the standby lane and enter rides and attractions using a “Lightning Lane.” 

    To make a Genie+ Lightning Lane selection, you must have a valid theme park admission ticket and a park pass reservation for the park you intend to visit. You can purchase Genie+ after midnight of the day you are planning to use it for a fee of $15 per person, per day (subject to change) in the My Disney Experience mobile app. Then at 7:00 AM, you can log in to your app and select your first Lightning Lane experience. You can make your next selection 2 hours after the park’s official opening and then every 2 hours after that and continuing throughout the day until the park closes. You can make a selection sooner if your last return time is less than 120 minutes since you made your most recent selection and you have scanned in to experience the attraction. You can only use the Lighting Lane on an attraction once a day. So, if you like riding Space Mountain a lot, you will have to wait in the standby line to ride it more than once. 

    For the most popular attractions at all theme parks, you can purchase the Individual Lightning Lane entry. You do not have to purchase Genie+ to use this a la carte feature. You will still need a valid theme park ticket and park pass reservation. The prices for these attractions will vary depending on the date, attraction, and theme park. Guests staying at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel can begin to make selections at 7:00 AM, and all other Guests can make their selections when the park is officially open for the remaining availability. 

    Remember, if you are making Genie+ or Individual Lightning Lane selections for your friends and family, be sure they are connected to your My Family & Friends list in My Disney Experience the day before you are ready to book. Spots for the most popular attractions go very quickly, so you will not want to waste time linking everyone to your list. 

    See ya real soon, 

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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