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  • On Apr 28, 2023
    Jane 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.

    I need to begin making ride selections (I already have park reservations) but can’t figure out where to go on the app. I appreciate the help!

    Jane,

    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    I think I can help! The FastPass+ attraction reservation program that you are probably referring to is no longer running. The now-defunct program where you would book up to 3 attraction reservations per day ahead of time ended around 2021, and it has been replaced with the new Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane programs. These are both day-of attraction reservation systems, so you do not need to book something days or weeks ahead of time. Our family enjoyed these new systems on our Spring Break trip, as we were able to confidently secure some of the big new rides like TRON Lightcycle / Run, presented by Enterprise, and still enjoy some spontaneity in our days as we chose our next adventures in the moment.

    Here are some of the program basics.

    • Regardless of where you stay, every guest who opts to use these programs would do so on the actual day they are going into a park.
    • The difference between these two is that the Genie+ program lets you reserve one ride at a time for many of the popular attractions in each park. There are over 40 attractions to choose from across all four parks, so there are a lot of options. Basically, after you complete your first reserved ride time, you can make your next selection. The Individual Lightning Lane program, on the other hand, lets you reserve a specific ride time for one or two of the most popular attractions at a given park. These two programs run independently.
    • Genie+ can be purchased on the date of use, starting at 12:01 am that day (Orlando time). Genie+ Lightning Lane attraction times can be reserved starting at 7 am, the day of the visit. There is no difference in the start time for guests, whether they are staying at a Disney Resort hotel or not.
    • Individual Lightning Lane times can be reserved starting at 7 am, the day of the visit, for guests staying at Disney Resort Hotels and other select hotels. All other guests can start making Individual Lightning Lane reservations at the time of park opening.

    BONUS TIP #1
    Where do you buy and select Genie+ or Individual Lightning Lane reservations?
    Just open your My Disney Experience App on your smartphone that morning, and you will see prominent links to make these purchases.

    BONUS TIP #2
    While it happens infrequently, Genie+ can sell out for a date. If having the service is something you find to be crucial, consider staying up the night before to secure it right at 12:01 AM, as you move over to the day in question.

    Please feel free to write me back directly with any follow-up questions that you might have.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

    Doug


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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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