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  • On Jun 13, 2022
    Jennifer from SK Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If you are not staying at a Disney Resort can you purchase genie + and LL passes?

    Jennifer,

    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    Yes, of course you can purchase Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane reservations, even if you are not staying in a Disney resort! Let us cover some of the important basics.

    First, let's chat about Genie+. To order Genie+ you just need to open up your My Disney Experience App on your smartphone and you will see a button to do that fairly close to the top of the app home page. You, just like a Disney Resort Hotel guest, can do this at 7 am the morning of any given park day. That is also the same time when you can make Genie+ reservations as well. 

    But what about Individual Lightning Lane reservations? As you may know, you do not have to have Genie+ to make these reservations. They run completely independently. Disney Resort Hotel guests (as well as guests of a few other hotels like the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin and Shades of Green) can also make Individual Lightning Lane reservations at 7 am. All others can start making reservations at the posted opening time for the specific theme park. 

    BONUS TIP
    Now I know that the delay between when Resort Guests can select Individual Lightning Lane reservations and when you can do so may seem problematic. However, remember that this does not mean that you cannot enjoy those attractions. Even if you don't get a reservation, they all still do have Standby Lines. On a recent visit I found the Standby Line for Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway at just under an hour. So if you don't happen to get any one particular reservation, don't let that deter you from having a great day!

    Write me back if you have any follow-up questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

    Doug
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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the Moms 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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