Riders on TRON at Night; magic kingdom
  • On Jan 5, 2024
    Sydney from MD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Once park reservations are no longer required, how will I be able to make individual lightning lane purchases at 7 am if I’m using an undated, non-expiring ticket?

    Hi there, Sydney, and welcome to planDisney! 

    I love the flexibility that comes with a pixie-dusted undated, non-expiring Walt Disney World Resort theme park ticket. You can explore the wonders of The Most Magical Place on Earth on your own time. Personally, I wouldn’t be able to hold on to it for long because, well, I’m a bit Disney Parks obsessed. I see that you’ve heard about some of the new changes for visiting in 2024, so let’s get into it!

    Yes, theme park reservations are no longer required for many (but not all) Guests starting today, January 9, 2024. Woohoo! This is very exciting news for those stepping into the magic soon. Now, this change applies to Mouseketeers with date-based theme park tickets. Tickets like your undated one or my annual pass will still need a theme park reservation.

    More specifically, these are the ticket types that do not require a theme park reservation:
    -Date-based 1-day ticket
    -Date-based multi-day ticket
    -Vacation package with date-based tickets

    You can make theme park reservations by logging in to your Disney account, making sure that your ticket is linked, and visiting the “Theme Park Reservations” webpage. You can also check the theme park availability calendar to see if any theme park is blocked out based on your ticket type. As of today, there is wide open availability on the calendar. That makes my heart sing!

    When purchasing Individual Lightning Lane access, you can do this in the My Disney Experience App as early as 7 a.m. if you’re staying at a participating Disney Resorts Collection hotel and other select hotels. But if you’re staying off property, you can begin setting up your Individual Lightning Lane selections when the desired theme park opens. So, if you’re heading to Magic Kingdom Park’s TRON Lightcycle / Run, check out its park hours before your visit to be ready to launch into the Grid. 

    AN EXTRA GEM: Whether you’re staying on property or not, you can make your Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane selections as early as 7 a.m. The majority of attractions at the theme parks fall into the Disney Genie+ category. 

    Feel free to revisit us here at planDisney if you have any other Disney vacation planning questions or need suggestions, Sydney. I’m all ears! 

    Magic always, 
    LeAndra
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Meet the Panelist: LeAndra, Florida

Hey, Mouseketeer! I'm LeAndra, a wife, mom of two, and content creator from beautiful Central Florida. I've lived near The Most Magical Place on Earth for my entire life; so, I like to say that I'm a Guardian of this galaxy! My love of all-things-Disney has also taken me on multiple cross-country road trips to Disneyland Resort and on a few flights over to Disneyland Paris. I am oh-so-grateful to be a part of your world by helping you plan your magical vacations.  Learn More About LeAndra

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