Toy Story Land Slinky Dog Dash; Hollywood Studios
  • On Jan 2, 2024
    Greg from TX 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 planning park hopping from Epcot to Hollywood Studio. When making my 2nd lightening lane selection does the 120 minute rule start at 9:00am when Epcot opens or 8:30am when Hollywood Studios opens. i am planning on making slinky Dog my 1st pick.

    Hiya Greg! 

    Welcome to planDisney! I love that you are excited to maneuver through Walt Disney World Resort with precision and focus. Like Merida and her arrows, finding the way to a perfect Parks day can feel like trying to split an arrow in half while hitting a bullseye. 

    Using Disney Genie+ in the Parks can make your day very efficient if planned well. First, I want to make sure that when you purchase Disney Genie+ you get the Multiple Parks version if you plan to use it in both EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Now, since you are arriving before January 9, 2024, know that you can't park hop until 2 pm. If you are staying until January 9, 2024, or after, then you can start Park hopping at any time!  

    At 7 am go ahead and make a Lightning Lane reservation for the Park you are hopping to. In your case, it will be Disney's Hollywood Studios. I suggest you set up Disney Genie with the information that you are Park hopping. Click on the "≡" located at the bottom right of the My Disney Experience Mobile App and then select "My Disney Genie Day." From there you click "Get Started Now" and start planning for the first part of your day in EPCOT. Once you are done, head back to "My Disney Genie Day" and under the "My Day" tab you will scroll down till you see a "Plan for Your Next Park" which is where you let Disney Genie know that you are Park hopping and for how long! This will make your Disney Genie preferences better suited for your day. 

    Now, this is where things get funky. You are being smart with making a Lightning Lane reservation for Slinky Dog Dash at 7 am as it will be booked quickly. Just know that you won't be able to make a reservation for this attraction until the 2 pm availability windows open up for everyone so it may be blank for a bit as you keep refreshing and time slots get taken. Regardless, as you know, the second Lightning Lane of the day can be reserved two hours (120 minutes) after the Park opens. The question that has been haunting me for the last few hours as I researched this question is "Which Park opening time takes precedence?" It is not 100 percent clear Greg, but I have research that indicates it is 120 minutes after opening time for the Park where you made your first Lightning Lane reservation. As a result, this likely means it will be 120 minutes after Disney's Hollywood Studios opens at 8:30 am. The final and best answer I can tell that will be completely accurate is that as soon as you make your reservation tomorrow at 7 am, look right at the top of your Disney Genie Day itinerary page and you will see the time posted for when you can make your next reservation. It will be posted right after you book Slinky Dog Dash so you will have plenty of time to strategize your next move. 

    I'm sorry I cannot give you more detailed information at this time but I know you will find the answer in just a few hours! It may not be a bullseye for me but I think I did make contact with the target somewhere.

    Happy Planning!

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