Test Track at Epcot
  • On Apr 19, 2022
    Glenn from NH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am looking for information to schedule rides throughout the day to best minimize the time spent in line

    Hey there, Glenn, and welcome to planDisney! You sound a lot like me — because my number one goal on every Disney Vacation is to minimize the amount of time I spend waiting in line! The time I spend in line takes away from my Disney Snack time. Let’s be honest; I’m really just there for the snacks. 

    Disney’s Genie+ Service and Individual Lightning Lane Entrances are the best way to reserve attraction return windows throughout your Theme Park days. Disney’s Genie+ Service is available as a ticket upgrade for $15 per Theme Park Day for each person in your party, although the price is subject to change. Individual Lightning Lane entrances are available for purchase each day, and pricing is dynamic and varies by attraction. Individual Lightning Lane attractions are not offered as Genie+ attractions. So if you would like to board these attractions and do not desire to utilize the standby queue, you will need to purchase an Individual Lightning Lane Entrance.

    With Disney’s Genie+ you can reserve an attraction return window and access the ride through the Lightning Lane queue, which typically equates to shorter wait times. You can reserve your first Genie+ attraction at 7 a.m. on the morning of your Theme Park visit and make an additional Genie+ reservation after you tap into your first reservation or after waiting 120 minutes, whichever happens first. You can hold more than one Genie+ reservation at a time, but you must make the reservations one at a time by using the timing method outlined previously.

    Individual Lightning Lanes are essentially Genie+ for the most desired attraction(s) in each park. Similar to above, Individual Lightning Lane purchases start at 7 a.m. the day of your Theme Park visit, but only for Guests staying in a Disney Resorts Collection hotel. Guest staying off-property can purchase their first Individual Lightning Lane Entrance at the Theme Park opening time. Further, Individual Lightning Lane purchases are available for all Guests - with or without the Disney Genie+ service. 

    Glenn, using a combination of the options noted above is the best plan for minimizing the time spent in line. You can read this previous post to learn more about my personal strategy for using the Disney Genie+ Service. I hope this helps! Your Walt Disney World vacation is calling!

    Until Next Time, 

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Meet the Panelist: Phillip, Alabama

Hi there! I’m Phillip from Alabama and you can consider me your skipper. I love helping families navigate the Walt Disney World Resort. Disney planning is like a trip through a jungle - there may be twists and turns but with a little patience and pixie dust I’m here to help you have the most magical time! Learn More About Phillip

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