Cinderella Castle 50th Night
  • On Apr 12, 2022
    Sarah from OH 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 am perplexed, we will be there 6/13/22-6/17. When can I make Genie+ reservations and Light. Lane?? I have already added Genie+ to our tix. Is it the standard 60 days out? It's all so confusing anymore. Any help is appreciated! Thank you!

    Hey there, hi there Sarah!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. Your visit to Walt Disney World is right around the corner, and I am sure you are eager to put the finishing touches on all of your vacation planning. 

    I was also nervous about using Genie+ for the first time and making Lightning Lane selections, but once you start to use the system, it's pretty easy. The good news is, besides making your daily theme park reservations, securing those dining reservations, and making plans for any Enchanting Extras you may want to experience, you don't have to worry about booking Lightning Lanes until the day of your visit to the park.

    That's right, at 7:00 AM on the day of your park visit, you'll be able to make your first Lightning Lane selection of the day. You've already added Genie+ for your entire trip, so you'll be ready to book right at that time. You'll be able to make another Lightning Lane selection either 1) after you've checked into the Lightning Lane for your first selection, or 2) 120 minutes after the park you are visiting opens for the day, whichever comes first. Don't worry, if you go to make a new Lightning Lane selection before one of those times, there will be a notification telling you when you are eligible to schedule your next Lightning Lane.

    If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you can also purchase up to two Individual Lightning Lanes at 7:00 AM. This is a slight advantage over other guests who can make those purchases as soon as the park they are visiting opens for the day. Some attractions, like Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance often sell out all Individual Lightning Lane time slots in a few minutes. If you don't want to consider the extra expense of Individual Lightning Lane purchase, I recommend starting your day with those attractions. The standby wait time may be long, but it will generally just increase as the day progresses.

    If you don't already have My Disney Experience app added to your mobile device, you should do that soon. This tool is essential for making Genie+ selections and so much more. Before your trip, take some time to look at the Tip Boards for each park. They will show height requirements, standby wait times, and the availability for making Genie+ selections. This will help you become familiar with what attractions have the longest lines throughout the day and which Lightning Lanes book the most quickly.

    Hope this helps. Mickey can't wait to see ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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