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  • On Mar 30, 2024
    Vicki from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do you purchase a Lightening Lane pass only on the day you plan to use? And is each day $39 or is it a one time fee? Thank you.

    Hi Vicki! You could not have found a better place for help with planning your Walt Disney World Resort vacation than planDisney! Thanks for stopping by! 

    An Individual Lightning Lane is a great way to experience attractions in the Disney Parks! Purchasing a Lightning Lane allows you to have a shortened wait for an attraction! Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel can purchase Individual Lightning Lanes beginning at 7:00 AM on the day they wish to use the Lightning Lane. Prices for Lightning Lanes fluctuate based on the day. The price will be posted beginning at 7:00 AM. Guests not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel can purchase an Individual Lightning Lane beginning at the time of park opening. Yes, Guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel have that nice little perk of an earlier purchase time!

    My family visited the Walt Disney World Resort last month with friends. We purchased an Individual Lightning Lane for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. We walked through the Lightning Lane directly to the ride entrance. Wow! It was such a great experience! We saved a ton of time and enjoyed the attraction from start to finish! My buddy said, “Now, that is the way to do it!”

    Vicki, should you find that shorter line waits work better for you and your party, you might also consider purchasing Disney Genie+. This ticket “add-on” allows you to select attractions throughout the day that will allow you to use the Lightning Lane for a shorter wait. All Guests can begin purchasing Disney Genie+ at midnight on the date they wish to use Disney Genie+. The price for Disney Genie+ also fluctuates by date. 

    You might now be asking, “What is the difference between an Individual Lightning Lane and Disney Genie+?” While Disney Genie+ covers many attractions, it doesn’t cover the most popular attraction or two in the parks. For those attractions that are in high demand, you can purchase the Individual Lightning Lane.

    Come on back to planDisney, Vicki! We’re always here to help Guests!

    Dreams do come true!


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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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