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  • On Jun 1, 2023
    Kyle from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    With hopper tickets and Genie +, if my first selection is for my second park that I am "hopping" to (after 2), does the 2 hour timer start when that park opens (8:30 AM) or when the park I have a reservation for first opens (9:00 AM)?

    Greetings, Kyle!

    Welcome to planDisney and thanks for swimming over with your question about Disney Genie+ service. It looks like you'll be arriving at The Most Magical Place on Earth tomorrow - time to get your whozits and whatzits in order! Kyle, I'm here to help you understand how to maximize your time in the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks. Now, let's dive in!

    Disney Genie+ service is a fin-tastic way to minimize your wait times and experience attractions throughout the theme parks. Using Lightning Lane entry, you'll be able to float right past the standby queues! Kyle, if you have valid theme park admission and a theme park reservation for your "starting park," you'll be able to purchase Disney Genie+ service at 7:00 a.m. on the day of your visit. At that time, you can make your first Lightning Lane entry selection for any Walt Disney World Resort theme park. However, if you choose an attraction at any theme park other than your "starting park," make sure you're choosing Lightning Lane return times for 2:00 p.m. or later, as that's when you'll be able to swim over to your "hopping park."

    Kyle, I love that you're planning to utilize Disney Genie+ service while utilizing the Park Hopper option. You're in for an amazing and unforgettable day in the theme parks! After confirming with a friendly Cast Member, I was informed that the 2-hour wait to make another Lightning Lane entry selection begins two hours after the theme park for which you made your first selection opens. (That means if you've selected a return time for an attraction at your "hopping park" as your first selection, your 2-hour wait begins two hours after your "hopping park" opens.) I like to set a timer on my phone throughout the day to remind me when it's time to make that next selection!

    I hope you've found this information helpful, Kyle. I'm wishing you a splash-tastic time at the Walt Disney World Resort! If you have any additional questions before or during your visit, feel free to swim on back to planDisney again anytime. We're here to help you make magical vacation memories!

    Life is de bubbles,

    Lauren
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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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