Radiator Springs night with Lightning McQueen and Mater
  • On Dec 5, 2023
    Elijah from NV Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    when reserving a ride at 7am what time can u check into that ride u reserved. Let’s say i reserved the ride bright and early 8:10 at what time can i check in can i get there earlier ?

    Hey there, hi there, Elijah! You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney!

    I couldn't be happier to see that you have a magical adventure at The Happiest Place on Earth just around the riverbend. And since you plan on spending more time in the magic and less time waiting in line by taking advantage of Disney Genie+ and/or Individual Lightning Lanes, it sounds like your planning is off to a practically perfect start. Now, let's make sure you can unlock all of Genie's phenomenal cosmic powers!

    At Disneyland Resort, you will be able to make your day's first Genie+ Lightning Lane selection and/or your first Individual Lightning Lane selection on your Disneyland app after you have tapped into the theme park. You can select the next available arrival window and then tap into the Lightning Lane entrance during that window. As a fellow early bird, in my experience, I have been able to arrive five minutes early for my Lightning Lane arrival window. So, if you happen to snag a return time of 8:10 a.m., you should be able to tap into your Lightning Lane entrance at 8:05 a.m.

    After you've used your first Genie+ Lightning Lane selection or two hours after park opening (whichever comes first), you will be able to make another Genie+ Lightning Lane selection and can continue this process throughout the day until park closing. Less time in line means more magic, and more magic is always better!  

    I hope this helps, Elijah, and I hope you have the most magical and memorable visit! Please feel free to stop by any time with any questions you may have. You ain't never had a friend like planDisney!

    See ya real soon,

    Mandy
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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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