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  • On Feb 9, 2023
    Jimmie from PA 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, as a resort guest I can purchase an individual lightning lane at 7 am. Part of my party are not resort guests, can I still purchase a lightning lane reservation for my whole party at 7am?

    Welcome to planDisney, Jimmie!

    You've asked a great question. If you're anything like me, you'll want to experience and enjoy as many attractions as possible during your visit. 

    There are basically two ways that Guests can skip the regular standby lines at Walt Disney World. The first way is to purchase Disney Genie+ on the day of your visit. By purchasing Disney Genie+ you'll be able to select Lightning Lane entrances at over 40 attractions throughout the theme parks. Starting at 7:00 AM on the day of your visit, you'll be able to make your first Lightning Lane selection. Once you enjoy that attraction, or two hours after making your selection (whatever comes sooner), you can then make another Lightning Lane selection. You can keep doing that throughout the day until there are no more Lightning Lane selections available. You'll be pleased to know that you can book Lighting Lane selections for anyone in your party who has Disney Genie+.

    The second way to skip the regular standby lines is to purchase an Individual Lightning Lane. These are available for some of the more high-demand attractions in the theme parks. You can use this service with or without purchasing Disney Genie+. However, even if you have Disney Genie+, Individual Lightning Lanes do cost extra. The cost of each Individual Lightning Lane varies by attraction. You can book up to two Individual Lightning Lane entrances per day per Guest.

    Guests staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel can book Individual Lightning Lanes starting at 7:00 AM. Unfortunately, Jimmie, only Guests staying on property can take advantage of this benefit. Therefore, you won't be able to purchase an Individual Lightning Lane for people who are staying off-site. Guests staying off property will have to wait and book their Individual Lightning Lanes at the scheduled theme park opening time.

    I hope that's clarifying, Jimmie. Thanks for choosing to be our Guest. I hope you have a magical visit.

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