Christmas on Main Street
  • On Feb 23, 2022
    Brooke from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Looking at SOG.If we arrive before check in time, will we be able to purchase the individual lightning lane at 7am of check in day if our reservation would show a check in at SOG that day(linked to MDE)or do we need to physically check in prior to purchase

    Hi Brooke, welcome to planDisney!

    A magical vacation during the merriest of seasons awaits at Walt Disney World Resort. Mid-December is a wonderful time to experience the magic. The halls are decked, the hot cocoa is flowing, and the seasonal storytelling at EPCOT's Candlelight Processional fills our hearts with hope. A lot of people enjoy visiting during the holidays, so you're smart to consider taking advantage of Lightning Lane entrances for your visit. 

    Individual Lightning Lane attractions can currently be booked at 7:00 a.m. for Guests staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, Shades of Green, and the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotels. This eligibility is connected to your reservation, not your check-in status. This means you can take advantage of purchasing your first Individual Lightning Lane selection at 7:00 a.m. on your check-in day, even if you haven't officially checked in.

    As you stated, Brooke, you'll want to make sure your Shades of Green resort reservation is linked to your My Disney Experience account. You'll also want every member of your traveling party over the age of three to be listed on the reservation and connected as Family and Friends in My Disney Experience. This will streamline the booking process that morning and allow you to complete an Individual Lightning Lane booking in one transaction for up to twelve members of your Family and Friends list in the My Disney Experience mobile app. Lastly, make sure everyone has a valid admission and a park pass reservation. You do not have to purchase Disney Genie+ service to make an Individual Lightning Lane purchase.

    Lodging at the spacious and picturesque Shades of Green in December should be booked soon to maximize availability. Guests staying at this Armed Forces Recreation Center right on Disney property are also eligible to take advantage of early theme park entry and extended evening theme park hours. That's a whole lot of extra magic!    

    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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