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  • On Oct 4, 2022
    Kyle from NY 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 do i make fast pass reservations

    Hey There, Hi There, Ho There, Kyle!

    You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney.  Thanks so much for stopping by with your question today. Are you getting excited to sprinkle your holiday season with a little extra pixie dust at Walt Disney World Resort this year? The holidays are one of my favorite times to visit –– with beautiful decorations, incredible gingerbread displays, and special offerings, it's a surefire recipe for adding an extra helping of festivity and cheer.  And speaking of special offerings, the full list of celebrity narrators for EPCOT's Candlelight Processional was just announced and there are some very exciting additions to this year's lineup (Josh Gad, anyone?) –– if you've never had a chance to enjoy this special retelling of the Christmas story, it's definitely something you won't want to miss!

    And speaking of things you won't want to miss, I have a feeling that you're like me and you want to pack in as many attractions as you can when you visit Walt Disney World Resort (seriously, though –– don't we all?).  While the old FastPass system has been retired, there's still a great way to schedule your ride times while you're visiting the park with the purchase of Lightning Lane and Individual Lightning Lane access. In each park, most attractions fall under the category of Genie+ Lightning Lanes.  To access these rides with shorter wait times, you'll need to purchase the Disney Genie+ service using the My Disney Experience app anytime after midnight on the day of your visit (personally, I usually wait to purchase this until it's time to make my selections). After that, beginning at 7 AM, you'll be able to make your first Lightning Lane selection for the day. Then, you'll be able to make your next selection two hours after the park opens and then every two hours after that, or you can also make another selection once you've tapped into your scheduled attraction (whichever comes first).

    In addition to those standard Lighting Lanes, you also have the option to purchase up to two Individual Lightning Lanes each day. This is a special list that includes the most popular attractions in each park, which aren't included with the purchase of the Genie+ service. However, while access to each of these Individual Lightning Lanes does require an additional fee, you don't need to purchase the Genie+ service in order to buy them (although you're welcome to purchase both, if that works best for you).  In fact, on my most recent trip, a friend and I opted to purchase the Genie+ service when we visited Magic Kingdom Park, but on the day we visited EPCOT, we only chose to purchase Individual Lightning Lane access for Guardians of the Galaxy: Comic Rewind.  For us, having that option to mix and match these services was perfect.  When it comes to purchasing Individual Lighting Lane access, Guests staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel will be able to make their purchases beginning at 7 AM, just like the Genie+ Lightning Lanes, while all other Guests will be able to make their first selection when the park opens.  And one last thing to note is that when the window for purchasing Individual Lighting Lane selections opens, you'll be able to make up to two selections at the same time if you'd like –– you don't have to worry about any type of 2-hour waiting period between your purchases.

    Thanks for visiting planDisney, Kyle. I hope this helped to answer your question, but if you need more information or think of something new before you arrive at Walt Disney World Resort, please don't hesitate to drop by again –– we're always here to lend a helping hand!

    Happy Planning,

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