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  • On Dec 7, 2022
    Edlanier from FL 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 have a reservation for the 11th to go to Epcot in the morning. My question is before I get to the park can I make Lightning Lane purchases? Im not staying on property I live nearby. Can I do it on my way to the park or from home?? Thanks!

    Welcome to planDisney!

    Hip, hip, hooray! Your visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth is just a few short days away. I am sure the whole crew is getting excited about your upcoming visit. Purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane for one of the offered attractions is a fabulous way to save a ton of time that could be spent waiting in line. Guests who are not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Collection hotel can begin booking Individual Lightning Lane selections through the My Disney Experience mobile app when the theme park opens for the day. So, if Magic Kingdom Park opens at 9 AM, you can purchase an Individual Lighting Lane for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at that time. If Disney's Hollywood Studios opens at 8 AM, you can get the Individual Lighting Lane for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance right at eight. You do not need to be in the theme park to make these purchases.

    Should you decide to use Disney Genie+ during your visit, all Guests are able to start booking Lightning Lane selections at 7 AM ET, regardless of where they are staying that day. So set that alarm! Disney Genie+ can be purchased anytime after midnight on each day of your theme park visit(s). But no need to stay up late, adding the service a few minutes before 7 AM will still give you plenty of time to be ready to reserve your Lightning Lane right when the booking window opens. 

    I hope your upcoming adventure is memorable and magical!
    We'll see ya real soon!
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Hey Everyone! I'm Tammy. My Ohana and I live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. I am a preschool teacher and I also coordinate events for youth and families. I have been visiting Walt Disney World Resort since I was a teenager. I'm always looking for a new adventure to explore or an amazing snack to try. I love to share my tips and experiences because I want to help make all trips as memorable and magic as my travels have been.  Learn More About Tammy

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