Guardians of the Galaxy at Night; EPCOT
  • On Mar 14, 2024
    Brianna from MN 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 we are park hopping and starting at animal kingdom first then hopping to Epcot can I make my genie+ selections for my second park (Epcot) starting at 7 for my first genie+ selection?

    Hi there, Brianna!

    Thank you for bringing your question to us at planDisney. Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and EPCOT are my two favorite Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, so let's (park) hop right to your question!

    As long as your theme park ticket is date-based and does not require a theme park reservation, you are eligible to purchase Disney Genie+ service and make Lightning Lane reservations beginning at 7 AM for the theme park of your choosing, even if it is not your first stop of the day. My husband and I typically utilize this method when we are planning on hopping to Disney's Hollywood Studios later in the day and would like to bypass the standby queue for Slinky Dog Dash. We reserve an entry for Slinky Dog Dash at 7 AM and then take advantage of the shorter early morning wait times during the two hours following park open until we are able to make our next Lightning Lane selection.

    If your theme park ticket does require theme park reservations and you intend to start the day at Animal Kingdom, you would only be able to make Lightning Lane reservations for EPCOT once you scan into it for the day. Keep in mind that if you would like to use Disney Genie+ service in both Animal Kingdom and EPCOT, you would need to be sure to purchase the Genie+ option that includes multiple theme parks at 7 AM.

    Finally, if you're hoping to secure an individual Lightning Lane for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Guests of Disney Resort hotels are eligible to make the purchase at 7 AM regardless of their theme park reservation. If you are staying off-site, the option to purchase won't be available until the theme park opens for the day.

    I hope this was helpful, Brianna. While you're in Animal Kingdom, be sure to make time for Maharajah Jungle Trek and Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail. They both provide a great way to see animals with no wait! If you have any additional questions as your vacation approaches, feel free to drop back by. Hakuna Matata! I'm always happy to help!

    Thinking Happy Thoughts,
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