Family on Big Thunder Mountain
  • On Jul 23, 2023
    Josienne 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.

    Hi! Does Genie+ let you book slots for evening lightning lanes( ex. after 5pm) at 7am? I have have an early arriving flight and plan on going to MK after 5pm. Was hoping to stack, every 2 hours, before I headed to park. Is this possible? Thanks!

    Hi there, Josienne!

    Welcome to planDisney. I have to say, I like the way you think. There's no better feeling than walking into Magic Kingdom Park after a long day of travel and having an entire evening of fun already lined up. While you can certainly use Disney Genie+ Service to enjoy a magical day with minimal attraction wait times, you won't be able to schedule specific return windows using the service. But have no fear, I have a few suggestions to help you line up a most magical evening. Let's dive in!

    When using Genie+ to select return windows at Lightning Lane entrances, you'll be assigned the next available time slot at the time of booking. This might be right at park opening for rides like Mad Tea Party, or Under the Sea- Journey of the Little Mermaid, but it's not unreasonable to see the first available return windows for Jungle Cruise or Peter Pan's Flight later in the afternoon or evening hours. You'll be able to choose from the available options beginning at 7 a.m., but the great thing about Genie+ is that you can modify your return windows, subject to availability, throughout the day.

    Let's say you want to reserve Big Thunder Mountain Railroad for an evening time slot, but the only option is a return time between 11 a.m. and noon. You can still select the attraction and then go back in to modify to a later return window as the day goes on. Alternatively, you might get lucky and find that an earlier time slot becomes available even if you were only able to find a late return window on first attempt. I'd recommend keeping an eye on the Tip Board in your My Disney Experience App and modifying when a more suitable time becomes available. The Tip Board will also display a reminder of when you can book your next attraction, but you can continue scheduling new attractions every 2 hours after official park opening. You'll likely see later return windows available as the day goes on. 

    You also have the option of purchasing Individual Lightning Lanes to select a return time of your choosing at select attractions, subject to availability. We've done this for TRON Lightcycle / Run Presented by Enterprise specifically in order to guarantee a nighttime ride when the attraction is fully illuminated. At Magic Kingdom Park, both TRON Lightcycle / Run and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train are available to purchase an Individual Lightning Lane. You can purchase these in addition to or instead of Genie+.

    I hope this helped Josienne, if we can answer any additional questions please come back and let us know. We're always happy to help. I'm wishing you a trip full of magic and memories next month!

    Adventure is out there,
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Hi, I'm Amy- a proud wife, mom, and Disney adult. I'm a natural planner with a flair for the creative, always looking for ways to add a little magical sparkle to our family's day-to-day happenings and once-in-a lifetime moments. You'll find me and my crew visiting the parks from rope drop to close and packing in as much magic as possible to each day of our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. From dining to photo spots and all the details in between, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Amy

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