Guardians of the Galaxy at Night
  • On May 2, 2023
    Andrea from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Because “lightning lane” is used for both Genie+ and ILL , I cannot find a clear answer as to whether or not I can purchase an individual lightning Lane for a ride in a park that I am park hopping to, and if I can at what time can I do that?

    Hi Andrea, welcome to planDisney!

    You've found the right team of Disney experts to tackle your toughest questions about planning your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation. You are just days away from your arrival at The Most Magical Place on Earth, so let me explain some magic!

    Individual Lightning Lanes can be purchased à la carte for select Walt Disney World Resort attractions. Guests with valid admission and a theme park reservation linked to their My Disney Experience account can purchase up to two Individual Lightning Lanes per day via the Tip Board of the My Disney Experience mobile app (three small lines at the bottom right of the app's home page --> Tip Board --> "Change Park," if necessary --> Scroll to desired attraction --> Click "LL Individual Lightning Lane" box). Guests staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel can purchase Individual Lighting Lanes at 7:00 a.m.; all other Guests may purchase at park opening.

    I understand you have a ticket with the Park Hopper option, Andrea. When it's time to purchase your Individual Lightning Lane(s), available arrival windows for the park for which you have a theme park reservation will span the entire day. Arrival windows for the other three parks will start at 2:00 p.m., which is when park hopping hours begin. Let's see what this could look like on the morning of a sample park day.

    Let's say you have a theme park reservation for Disney's Hollywood Studios and want to purchase an Individual Lightning Lane for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. Let's also say you're staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel. At 7:00 a.m., purchase an Individual Lightning Lane for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance for a one-hour arrival window beginning at 10:00 a.m. As soon as that's done, purchase your second Individual Lightning Lane for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind for a one-hour arrival window beginning at 2:30 p.m. As a general note, I recommend booking an arrival window for your second park no earlier than 2:30 p.m. so you have plenty of time to walk to the attraction from the park entrance. Your Individual Lightning Lanes can potentially be all set by 7:05 a.m., especially if you have a method of payment saved to your My Disney Experience account.

    I hope you find this answer provides the clarity you seek and deserve, Andrea. PlanDisney panelists share because we care and I am personally invested in your efforts to secure Individual Lightning Lanes during your trip. Consider me on call for any follow-up questions before, during, or after your vacation.

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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