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  • On Jun 25, 2022
    Neil from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do I make a lightning pass reservation using Disney+

    Hi Neil, welcome to planDisney!

    Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation countdown is almost to the single digits. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! There's more to do than can ever be done during The World's Most Magical Celebration, but you'll certainly maximize the magic during your park days with Disney Genie+ service.

    Disney Genie+ service gives Guests access to Lightning Lane entrances at over 40 attractions throughout the four theme parks. If you need to purchase Genie+, you can do so anytime after midnight on each park day. I recommend being an early bird instead of a night owl and making your purchase by 6:45 a.m. This allows you to book your first Lightning Lane attraction at 7:00 a.m. To purchase Disney Genie+ service in your My Disney Experience mobile app, click the three small lines at the bottom right of the home screen and "My Disney Genie Day." Scroll down to the purple Genie+ banner and click "Get Disney Genie+ for Today." Each Guest over the age of three must have valid admission linked in My Disney Experience to purchase.    

    You can make a Lightning Lane reservation for anyone that appears on your Family and Friends list with valid admission, a theme park reservation, and Disney Genie+ service linked to their My Disney Experience account. Genie+ Lighting Lane reservations can be booked via the My Disney Experience mobile app as follows:

    1. Click the three small lines at the bottom right of the home page --> "Tip Board."
    2. Scroll to your desired attraction (listed alphabetically by park and by pre-selected preferences, if applicable) and click the "LL Disney Genie+" box that lists the next available arrival time. 
    3. Confirm the members of your Family and Friends list that will be included in this reservation.
    4. Follow the prompts to complete the reservation.

    Similar steps can be followed to make separate, Individual Lighting Lane purchases for attractions like Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom park. 

    Once a Lightning Lane reservation has been made, it will appear on the My Day tab of your My Disney Experience app (three small lines --> "My Disney Genie Day"). When it comes time to redeem your Lightning Lane, you'll use your method of entry (MagicBand, admission card, or Disney MagicMobile pass) to scan in with a Cast Member. Some attractions have two access points. As soon as you've scanned in at all access points, you can make your next Genie+ Lightning Lane reservation. I make it a goal to book my next Lightning Lane attraction before experiencing the first attraction.

    If you book an arrival time that is more than two hours after park opening or the booking time, you are given a time you can make an additional Genie+ Lightning Lane reservation. I recommend setting a timer on your phone so you don't forget. Genie+ is granting extra wishes this summer as Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Frozen Ever After and Remy's Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT, Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom Park, and Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park are offered as Genie+ attractions through August 7.   

    If your question list grows as your countdown shrinks, Neil, you know where to find us.

    Plan magic; planDisney.

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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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