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  • On Jan 16, 2023
    Linda from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Good morning Doug and thanks for answering my previous question. In making ILL passes, how close to Disney do I have to be? Can I make them while in route?

    Linda,

    Thanks for sending me another question. I always love a repeat customer!

    You have peeled back a layer of the onion that few consider when planning their visit. Yes, you can make an Individual Lightning Lane selection even if you are not on Disney property. I cannot speak to an international reach, but I have been sitting at my hometown airport back in Indiana, waiting to take off, when I was able to secure a Lightning Lane selection via the My Disney Experience App. The bigger concern is not where you are, but when you are. You must be sure that you are trying at the right time.

    Guests of a Disney Resort Hotel
    You can start booking both Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane selections at 7 am, the morning of your park visit.

    Guests not staying at a Disney Resort Hotel
    You can start booking Genie+ selections at 7 am, and Individual Lightning Lane selections at the posted park opening time.

    BONUS TIP #1
    Now if I remember correctly from your last question, you are a coffee drinker? I know I mentioned a few locations to get coffee around Walt Disney World, but I have discovered one that may not have hit your radar. If you are ever traveling on the Disney Skyliner, there is a free-standing Joffrey’s coffee stand located just outside the Skyliner station at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. It is just steps away from the entrance, so you could grab a coffee before hopping on your ride to either EPCOT or Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

    BONUS TIP #2
    In your last question you indicated you were staying at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. While I don’t know when your actual travel plans might bring you down on vacation, I will let you know that the High Rock Springs Pool, the Treehouse Leisure Pool, and the On the Rocks Pool Bar will be closed for refurbishment from this January through March. But no worries, you will still be able to use the Grandstand Pool, the Paddock Pool, and the Congress Park Pool.

    Thanks again for the question, and please feel free to send me more.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

    Doug
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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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