Mom and Daughter in Cars Land
  • On Aug 15, 2023
    Marco from Hessen Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Individual Lightning Lane Attractions - When purchasing can i choose the return time slot out of available slots over the day like in Walt Disney World or does the system assign me to the next available return time window?

    Hello there Marco, thank you for coming back to planDisney with your great question!  

    Purchasing Individual Lightning Lane selections at the Disneyland Resort is slightly different from purchasing them at Walt Disney World.  The first difference is that you cannot purchase Individual Lightning Lanes at the Disneyland Resort until after you have scanned into the theme parks for the day.  The other difference is that you cannot choose your return time like you can at Walt Disney World, you will see the next available return time for the Disneyland attractions. 

    Availability definitely depends on the day you visit, and there have been times where I have waited to purchase an Individual Lightning Lane at the Disneyland Resort until later that morning so it gave me a later return time.  I love to use the mornings to get as many attractions in as possible since the wait times tend to be shorter, so I like to strategize my Individual Lightning Lane selections for the afternoon when wait times are the highest!  My advice would be to keep checking back every so often to see how fast the Individual Lightning Lanes are being selected that day, and plan accordingly for when you'd like to book your return time for.  

    At Disneyland Park, you can purchase Individual Lightning Lane selections for both Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, and for Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway in Mickey's Toontown.  At Disney California Adventure Park, an Individual Lightning Lane selection is available for Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land, my personal favorite attraction!  I always compare the standby wait times to the Individual Lightning Lane availability in the Disneyland app before purchasing, but I have purchased an Individual Lightning Lane selection for all of these attractions, and it really has saved me some precious time but not waiting in a longer line.  If you are looking to maximize your time in the parks and can fit it into your budget, I say go for it!  

    I'm wishing you and your family a wonderful trip Marco!  If we can help with any other questions for your upcoming trip, please do not hesitate to come back to planDisney

    Have a magical day!
    Melissa
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Meet the Panelist: Melissa, Illinois

Hello friends!  I'm Melissa, a lifetime Disney fanatic from Illinois.  My husband and I have enjoyed the Disney Parks since our younger years and it's even more special for us now to share with our two young children.  The Disneyland Resort is truly our Happiest Place on Earth, and I cannot wait to help make the trip for your family the most magical! Learn More About Melissa

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