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  • On Jan 31, 2023
    Juliana from SP Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do resort guests have access to purchase individual lightning lane at the check-in day? And can they use extra magic hours at check-in day too? Do they need to stop at the hotel prior going to the parks to do that? Thanks!

    Hello there, Juliana!

    You'll be visiting just in time to test your skills racing across the Grid as a Team Blue recruit because TRON Lightcycle / Run presented by Enterprise will open at Magic Kingdom Park on April 4. You'll have the option to request to join the virtual queue or purchase individual Lightning Lane entry in the My Disney Experience app. Get ready for some bio-digital jazz!

    Like you, I always like spending as much time on attractions as possible. You'll be happy to hear that Walt Disney World Resort hotel Guests have the option to purchase individual Lightning Lane entry selections on their check-in day at 7:00 a.m. EST. This is a huge benefit to staying at the Walt Disney World Resort since all other Guests can purchase individual Lightning Lane entry selections at the time of park opening. 

    Extra good news! Disney Resort hotel Guests can also enjoy Early Theme Park Entry on their check-in day. Guests staying at Disney Resort hotels can take advantage of 30-minute early entry into Walt Disney World theme parks daily. My family likes to show up 15 to 30 minutes before this time, so we are one of the first in line. You'll get some fantastic photos walking down Main Street, U.S.A., with lower crowds!

    You shouldn't need to stop at the hotel if you have valid theme park admission and a Disney band, a Key to the World Card, or a Disney Magic Mobile pass. Besides purchasing theme park admission, you'll need to make theme park reservations for each day of your visit. Your new ticket may automatically appear in your My Disney Experience account. If not, you could link the ticket to your account by manually entering your Will Call Confirmation Number or Ticket ID. If you run into any issues on the day of your visit, look for the green umbrellas. You'll typically find Cast Members from Guest Services under the umbrellas, and they can help you link your reservations if you have any issues. 

    I'm so excited about your vacation- I hope you're just as excited! Let me know if you have any other questions or need any recommendations. 

    May the magic be with you!

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Meet the Panelist: Melanie, Maryland

Hello there! I'm Melanie - a Walt Disney World Resort-loving Jersey girl living in Maryland with my Jedi Brewmaster husband and Bluey lookalike dog. Before I was even born, I grew up taking multigenerational vacations with my family at Disney's Beach Club Resort. The Disney force has grown stronger in my family since we took an adults-only voyage aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. Whether you want to feel like a Disney Princess or a Jedi-in-training, I can't wait to help you plan a harmonious vacation. Learn More About Melanie

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