Big Thunder Mountain Railroad; Magic Kingdom; mother; daughters
  • On Apr 26, 2024
    Donna from WI 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 I purchase an individual lightening lane and book a regular lightening lane, will I have to wait until 10 am to book another regular lightening lane?

    Hi Donna,

    I see you are someone who likes to maximize their time in the theme parks just like me! I use this strategy regularly when I visit; it is a great way to ensure you get all your must-do attractions in one day.

    The Genie+ Service at Disney World offers access to the Lightning Lane for select attractions. The Lighting Lane is fabulous because you cut your wait time significantly leaving more time for shopping, dining, and exploring the theme parks. Once you purchase Genie+, you can continue to reserve Lightning Lanes throughout the day. You can only reserve one at a time or 2 hours have to have passed since you made your last reservation whichever comes first. For example, if when booking opens at 7 AM, I schedule a Lightning Lane for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at 11 AM, I have to wait until 10 AM (2 hours after the park opens) to schedule my second Lightning Lane. I find that if I start selecting early in the day, I can typically get at least 3 Lightning Lanes in a day. 

    Individual Lightning Lanes are reserved through the My Disney Experience app as well but are separate from the purchase of Genie+. Select attractions at each theme park, typically the big, new rides, are only available for Individual Lightning Lane purchases and are not included in your Genie+ purchase. You can reserve each of these rides in addition to Genie+ or without the purchase of Genie+. Since it is separate, it will not impact when or if you choose a Lightning Lane for Genie+.

    Just to clarify, in the example you gave you would need to wait until 10 AM to book another Lightning Lane or you would have to ride your first ride. Once you ride the attraction, you can book another Lightning Lane immediately. I hope this helps you navigate the Genie+ system. If you have any other questions feel free to come back and ask.

    Happy Planning,

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