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  • On Sep 15, 2022
    Micaela from Flores Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! How are you? I have a quesiton. If I book an individual Lightning lane do I have to wait two hours or wait after the end of the ride to book a genie plus Lightning lane? Thanks!

    Welcome to planDisney, Micaela.

    How excited are you for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation?! I see you have a question about the ever impressive, the long contained, often imitated, but never duplicated… Genie of the lamp. Let me outline the differences between Disney Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lanes.

    By purchasing Disney Genie+, you're able to gain "phenomenal cosmic powers" for your Disney day. This service enables you to select Lightning Lane entrances at over 40 attractions throughout the theme parks. You can purchase Disney Genie+ on a day-to-day basis through the My Disney Experience Mobile App. Starting at 7:00 AM on the day of your visit, you'll be able to make your first Lightning Lane selection of the day. Once you enjoy that attraction, or two hours after making your selection (whatever comes first), you'll be able to make another Lightning Lane selection. You can do that throughout the day until there are no more Lightning Lane selections available. Currently, Disney is saying that Guests should expect to experience two to three Lightning Lane entrances a day with Disney Genie+.

    If you'd like even extra "heavy ammunition in your camp," then you can purchase Individual Lightning Lane entrances. These are available for some of the more high-demand attractions. You don't need to purchase Disney Genie+ to use this service. However, please note that, even if you have Disney Genie+, Individual Lightning Lanes do cost extra. The cost of each Individual Lightning Lane varies by attraction. One more thing to note: Since availability is limited, you'll want to book your Individual Lightning Lanes earlier in the day so that you don't miss out. If you're staying at a Disney Resort, you can purchase Individual Lightning Lanes from 7:00 AM on the day of your visit. If you're staying offsite, then you will have to wait until the park opens.

    Micaela, these two services are separate. For example, let's say you purchase Disney Genie+ and you make your first Lightning Lane selection at 7:00 AM. You can also purchase an Individual Lightning Lane immediately after. If you'd like to make another Lightning Lane selection using Disney Genie+, then you'd have to wait 2 hours, or until you scan into the attraction for your first Lightning Lane selection. I hope that makes sense!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney!

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I'm Mike, a Disney-loving "scouser." I have a wonderful wife and two young children who share my obsession for all things Disney. I've always been enchanted by the magic of Walt Disney World Resort - the charming music, captivating beauty, enthralling attractions, and breathtaking shows spark my imagination and fill me with a sense of awe. I'm perpetually planning my next Disney adventure! If you're interested in makin' memories at "The Most Magical Place on Earth" then you've got a friend in me.
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