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  • On Apr 8, 2024
    Sophie from Suffolk 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, how does genie + and lightening lanes work please? We would be looking to use them for the bigger rides in all parks. Thanks

    Hello Sophie! It's great to have you back on planDisney! Thank you for trusting your panelist pals to help you out. I absolutely love talking about ways to optimize your day at the Walt Disney World theme parks, so let's dive right in and make the most of your next magical adventure!

    I know it may seem confusing initially, but it's super simple. Lightning Lanes are like magic express queues that allow you to skip the regular standby line and enjoy shorter wait times at select attractions. Disney Genie+ is a super cool service that lets you book Lightning Lane entrance selections at select attractions and experiences, so you can spend more time having fun and less time waiting in lines. Plus, there are also Individual Lightning Lanes available for some of the most popular attractions at the parks, which are not included in the Disney Genie+ service. 

    Here's the best part, Sophie. You have the freedom to choose either or both options to experience all the attractions in the parks. It's all about tailoring your Disney adventure to your preferences and making the most of your time. 

    For Individual Lightning Lanes, if you're staying at a Disney Collection Resort hotel, you can purchase up to two attractions per day via the My Disney Experience app starting at 7:00 AM on the day of your visit. You can purchase Individual Lightning Lanes with or without the Disney Genie+ service. Just remember that you must use your first Individual Lightning Lane before purchasing the second one. At this moment, you can purchase this option to experience popular rides such as Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Avatar Flight of Passage, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and TRON Lightcycle / Run.

    For Disney Genie+, you can purchase the service at midnight of the day of your visit, and make your first Lightning Lane selection at 7:00 AM. You can only make one selection at a time and must redeem an existing Disney Genie+ service Lightning Lane selection or wait 2 hours—whichever comes first—before making another Lightning Lane entrance selection. The 2-hour wait to make another selection begins when the park opens, even if you made your first booking at 7:00 AM. Make sure to set an alarm for every two hours after the park opening time to book another Lightning Lane and make the most out of your day. 

    You can check out all the attractions and experiences included with the Disney Genie+ service on their official page. Keep in mind that these attractions are subject to change or closure without notice, so make sure to check the page before your next visit. 

    Sophie, I hope I made everything crystal clear for you and that my suggestions help you plan your experience in the best way possible! I'm sure you're going to have an amazing time, and I'd love to hear all about it. If anything else comes to mind, please don't hesitate to reach out. It's always a pleasure to help a friend like you.

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