Avengers Campus featuring Thor
  • On Mar 14, 2022
    Mona 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 Julie, Coming to Disneyland Resort and wondering if there's a security line for people with no bags? Also does every member of the party need to be in the park before we can get a lightning lane? Thank you!

    Hi, Mona!

    Thank you so much for visiting planDisney again! It's such a pleasure to help you here! 

    I'm glad to say that you will find dedicated security queues for guests visiting the parks without bags. They're usually toward the center of the available lines, and you'll spot them very quickly! 

    My best tip to avoid long security lines is to arrive roughly 30 minutes after park opening. I know it sounds counterintuitive, but I promise that it works. After going through, just go to your preferred attractions (I usually go to Peter Pan's Flight, which doesn't have a Lightning Lane queue) and purchase Genie+ on your way. 

    Here's where I get to the second part of your answer. All Guests have to go through the turnstiles to be eligible for Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane purchases. 

    Since you're coming to the Disneyland Resort soon, let me share a few culinary tips that are unique to this side of the magic. At Avengers Campus, we always like to have an Impossible Victory Falafel at Shawarma Palace. It's the perfect afternoon snack! 

    We also love the food at Pym Test Kitchen. Our favorites are the Pym-ini Sandwich (a savory option with a side salad) and the PB3 Superb Sandwich (which is a little more adventurous with peanut butter, jelly, bananas, and bacon). 

    If you ever need a break from the theme parks between Lightning Lane reservations, I suggest GCH Crafstman Bar at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Their menu is fresh and full of healthy and indulgent options (you'll find a refreshing Avocado Toast covered in burrata and decadent baked nachos with extra delicious cheese)! 

    I hope you enjoy your time at the Disneyland Resort, Mona. And if you need any extra tips or answers, please come back. You know where to find us! 

    May the magic be with you, 

    Julie
     
     
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Meet the Panelist: Julie, California

Hi! I am Julie, a Brazilian brand strategist, and amateur cook. I grew up in Brazil, but I currently live in California. I dreamed of visiting the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort since I was a little girl and now I love to help others enjoy the magic as much as I do. Being an all-things-Disney nerd and Disney Vacation Club member, I'm here to help you find the perfect hotels, park events, and seasonal festivals to make your trip a memory to cherish forever! Learn More About Julie

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