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  • On Jan 21, 2022
    Eunmin from MA 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 to stay at Disney World Resort. I confirmed that for individual Lightning Lane I can make my first purchase starting at 7:00 AM. If my hotel check-in is 4/14, check-out 4/15, when can I have the early purchase advantage? 4/14 or 4/15 or both?

    Hello Eunmin!

    I am excited for you because it sounds like you are planning a fun two days at the Walt Disney World Resort and in the theme parks!

    The new Individual Lightning Lane gives Guests the ability to purchase access to highly demanded attractions for up to 2 attractions per day. You are correct that Guests of Walt Disney World Resorts can purchase their 2 Individual Lightning Lane at 7:00 am on that particular day. Before your check-in day, you can do a few things to ensure everything is ready to purchase Individual Lightning Lane options. 

    1. Make sure your Walt Disney World Resort reservation is linked to your My Disney Experience Account

    2. Make sure that you have completed the Online Check-In for your Resort stay. The Online Check-In will show you checked into your Walt Disney World Resort on 4/14/2022 even though you have not physically checked in

    3. Have valid Walt Disney World tickets for your two park days and link them to your My Disney Experience Account

    4. Make a Theme Park Reservation for each of the two days of your Walt Disney World vacation (select the first park of the day that you plan to go into each day for your theme park reservation)

    If you do these for things, then you should be able to purchase the Individual Lightning Lane at 7:00 am on each of the two days of your Walt Disney World visit. If, on your check-in day, you are unable to secure Individual Lightning Lane appointments at 7:00 am, then you can make them at the scheduled park opening time of the park that you want to purchase Individual Lightning Lane selections at.

    I hope you have an amazing two days in Walt Disney World on your next visit!

    Marc L.
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Meet the Panelist: Marc, New York

I am a single Father to one incredible boy.  I would love nothing more than to provide people with Disney vacation planning that will enable them to have a new experience or make their Disney vacation just a little more magical! Learn More About Marc

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