Cinderella Castle 50th Night
  • On Mar 18, 2022
    Melissa from NB Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, I am booking Genie+ on my tickets and staying at Art of Animation. On each day, at what time can I start booking my first Ride? Also, at what time each day can I book a Lightening Lane Reservation?

    Hello Melissa! Welcome back to planDisney!

    I know you must be so excited about your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World Resort.  I'm excited just thinking about all the fun you're going to have, the memories you're going to make, and all the rides you'll be able to experience by using Disney Genie+ Service! No matter whether it's your first trip or your 50th you're sure to be blown away by the magic all around you from the minute you set foot on Disney property. 

    Disney's Art of Animation Resort was a BIG hit with my family, even before the addition of the Disney Skyliner station right on the Resort's property! My kids loved the oversized statues of their favorite characters, the immersive theming of the rooms, and, of course, the Big Blue Pool! For some reason, my kids flock to zero-entry pools like they've never seen the ocean! Now that this Resort has the Skyliner attached, it really has the best of everything from food, to Guest rooms, to transportation options.  I love how riding high in the Skyliner is like an attraction in itself. 

    There are so many other benefits to staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel like Disney's Art of Animation Resort. Besides Early Theme Park Entry, where you're able to enter each Theme Park 30 minutes early every day, you'll also get the benefit of making your first Individual Lightning Lane selection at 7 a.m. each day while the general public has to wait until the Park officially opens.  This means that some of the most sought-after reservations for rides will be available for purchase in the palm of your hand before others even wake up for the day! 

    While you don't need Disney Genie+ Service to access and purchase Individual Lightning Lanes you can use them in conjunction with one another to really maximize your time in the Parks each day.  Just like with Individual Lightning Lanes, your first Genie+ Lightning Lane selection can also be booked at 7 a.m. each day.  Between booking Lightning Lanes, Individual Lightning Lanes and getting to the Parks early, you and your party will be able to walk right on a few of your favorites even before the crowds come in! 

    I hope you have a magical time at the Resort! Come back and see us again if you have any other questions!
    Ashley M

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Massachusetts

Hi All, I'm Ashley! From the very beginning Walt Disney World Resort has always been a part of my life. As a child I excitedly helped to plan family trips, as a young adult I planned our "happily ever after" right on Disney property, and now I'm lucky enough to plan magical vacations for my three incredible children. When we're not taking in the enchanting experiences of the parks, we're home in Massachusetts, probably planning our next trip! Learn More About Ashley

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