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  • On Sep 12, 2022
    Kathryn from FL 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! A group of seven are coming to Epcot. 3 of us have annual passes and 4 of us bought one day park hopper tickets. I want to buy Lightning Lane passes for all 7 of us on Wednesday morning. Will I be able to do that with different ticket types?

    Welcome to planDisney, Kathryn!

    It sounds like you have a great day planned at EPCOT this week!  Purchasing Lightning Lane access will definitely help you get more out of your day.

    You'll be happy to know that you'll be able to purchase Disney Genie+ service or Individual Lightning Lane access for anyone in your Family & Friends List in one transaction.  Your party should automatically be populated with everyone on your list who has a Disney Park Pass reservation that day.  It won't matter which admission type they'll be using.  You'll be able to modify your party if necessary before completing your purchase.

    Guests can purchase Disney Genie+ service anytime after midnight on the date of their visit.  This will allow you to book Lightning Lane access to over 40 rides and attractions, one at a time.  Because Guests who have purchased Disney Genie+ service can make their first Lightning Lane reservation beginning at 7:00 am, I recommend purchasing Disney Genie+ 5 - 10 minutes prior.  It will only take you a few moments to complete your purchase.  When reserving Lightning Lane access with Disney Genie+, you will be reserving the next available return time window.  Keep an eye on the Tip Board in the My Disney Experience mobile app to view current return times.  The Tip Board will also let you know when you are eligible to book your next Lightning Lane reservation.

    Some of the most popular attractions have been designated as Individual Lightning Lane attractions.  These are purchased a la carte, independently of attractions that can be reserved with Disney Genie+ service.  You are welcome to purchase Individual Lightning Lane access in addition to or instead of Disney Genie + service.  Guests can purchase up to two different Individual Lightning Lane attractions per day, and can select their preferred return time window.  Guests staying at Disney Resorts Collection hotels, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, and Shades of Green may purchase Individual Lightning Lane access beginning at 7:00 am.  All other Guests may purchase beginning at the scheduled park opening time.

    Since you mentioned some Guests in your party will be using tickets with the Park Hopper Option, I wanted to let you know that Lightning Lanes work really well with park hopping!  Just make sure when booking an attraction in a different park than the one for which you hold a Disney Park Pass reservation that you are reserving a return time window after 2:00 pm when park hopping hours begin.

    I hope that helps!  Kathryn, I hope your group has a great day together!  Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

    Anne Marie
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