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  • On Mar 24, 2023
    Samantha from Cheshire Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do you have to have genie + to book lightening lane at 7am / 1pm for Tron and Star Wars or is this free? Also if I’m planning to go to the park in the afternoon and not the morning, would you recommend I book one at 1pm and not 7am?

    Hiya Samantha! Thanks for stopping by planDisney with this great question!

    Oh boy! Your Walt Disney World holiday will be here before you know it! I'm sure you are excited to see Mickey, Minnie, and the rest of the gang!

    You can absolutely purchase Individual Lightning Lane reservations without purchasing Disney Genie+. Each of these services operates separately from the other. If you're staying in a Disney Resorts Hotel, you'll be able to purchase a return time starting at 7 AM on your park day for the designated Individual Lightning Lane attraction at that park. You'll be able to choose your arrival window from what time is available during the day. If you are staying elsewhere, you'll need to wait until the official park opening time to purchase these selections.

    Your other option, and what you are most likely referring to in your question, is the Virtual Queue System that is being utilized for TRON Lightcycle / Run and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. In lieu of a stand-by queue, these attractions utilize a virtual queue in order to ride this attraction without paying an additional fee. The first boarding groups for each attraction open at 7 AM. You will not be able to select your anticipated return time window, so it is possible that you receive boarding group 1 and be called once the park opens. If this is the case, you will have one hour to arrive at the attraction to ride it. It's also possible that you receive a later boarding group and are not called back until the afternoon. There is no way of telling until you try. It might be best to wait until 1 PM if you are not planning to arrive until the afternoon. Just keep in mind that your boarding group may not be called until much later in the day. (Note: You will need to be in the park at 1 PM in order to enter this virtual queue.)

    Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney's Hollywood Studios has switched to a stand-by queue and is no longer utilizing a virtual queue. However, this attraction is designated as an Individual Lightning Lane ride, so you can purchase a return time if you don't want to wait in line. 

    Samantha, I hope you have a magical holiday! I can't wait for you to ride each of these new attractions. They are exhilarating, thrilling, and a blast to experience!

    See ya real soon!
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