The Pool at Disney's BoardWalk Inn
  • On Mar 3, 2024
    Deborah from MD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! We purchased park tickets inclusive of our arrival and departure days. We will be staying at the Boardwalk Inn. Our flight lands just after 9am. What time will I be able to start booking lightening lanes and genie+ return times on our arrival day?

    Hi there, Deborah! Thank you for coming back to visit us at planDisney once again!

    I love that you're planning to soak up every possible minute of magic Walt Disney World Resort theme parks have to offer during your vacation. While all Guests are eligible to to purchase Disney Genie+ service at midnight and make their first Lightning Lane selection at 7 AM each day a valid theme park ticket is linked to their account, as a Guest of a Disney Resorts Collection hotel your party will be able to purchase individual Lightning Lane entries at 7 AM check-in day as well. If you're unsure of the difference between the two types of Lightning Lanes, you can find a helpful explanation here. Depending on the time your flight departs, Deborah, you might be able to secure your 7 AM reservations before takeoff!

    Since you have previously indicated that your theme park tickets require theme park reservations, I wanted to clarify that you will only be eligible to make Genie+ Lightning Lane reservations at 7 AM for the theme park where you hold the day's reservation. If you intend to park hop, you'll be happy to know that you're free to purchase individual Lighting Lane selections for attractions at any theme park first thing in the morning, allowing you to ride some of Walt Disney World's most popular attractions with minimal waits no matter where you choose to start your day.

    Of course, Walt Disney World Resort doesn't limit pixie dust to its theme parks. Disney Resort hotels enable Guests to immerse themselves in magic from the moment they open their eyes in the morning until they reluctantly close them at night (with visions of churros dancing in their heads). My husband and I enjoyed a stay at Disney's BoardWalk Inn last summer and were captivated by its charm. I'm sure you will feel the same way. We also loved its convenient location on Disney's BoardWalk, and the proximity to EPCOT allowed for several post-theme park dips in the pool before bed. If you find yourself looking for a cozy spot to unwind, I cannot say enough positive things about Belle Vue Lounge. Tucked away in Disney's BoardWalk Inn, it's the perfect place to rest weary legs in a comfy chair with the cocktail or mocktail of your choosing. 

    Before you know it, Deborah, you'll be in the middle of the magic with your 'My Disney Genie Day' full of exciting plans. If any other questions arise as you are planning, feel free to stop back by. I'm always happy to help!

    Thinking Happy Thoughts,
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Hi y'all! I'm Lizzie, a happily married teacher, coach, and proud dog mom of three from Georgia. While I loved the magic of Disney as a child, it wasn't until my twenties that pixie dust became a defining characteristic of my personality (and my wardrobe). I can't wait to answer your Walt Disney World Resort vacation questions so that you can embrace your inner 'hakuna matata' as you stroll through The Most Magical Place on Earth with your favorite Mickey-shaped snack in hand.  Learn More About Lizzie

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