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  • On Jun 2, 2023
    Lucy from Essex Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is there any restrictions on booking Genie plus lightning lanes or individual lightning lanes if staying at a non disney hotel? We are staying at a good neighbour hotel and have heard we may only be able to book lightning lanes from 9am not 7am?

    Hi there, Lucy!

    It is a pleasure to welcome you to planDisney. Thank you for sending us a question and allowing us to help you plan a magical Walt Disney World Resort holiday!

    All Guests visiting the Walt Disney World Resort who purchase Disney Genie+ service can make their first selection for Lightning Lane entry starting at 7:00 AM on the date of their visit, regardless of where they are staying. However, if you wish to make individual purchases of Lightning Lane entry, please note that Guests staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel and other select hotels can make their first selection at 7:00 AM on the day of their park visit. All other Guests are welcome to make their first selection at theme park opening time. You can check park hours online or via the My Disney Experience mobile app. For individual Lighting Lane purchases, other select hotels currently include Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, and Shades of Green Resort.

    planDisney tip: Remember you must have valid theme park tickets and a Theme Park Reservation for the same park on the same day to be able to purchase Disney Genie+ service and individual Lighting Lane entry (participating attractions and experiences subject to availability and change without notice).

    I hope this helps you while planning, Lucy. Come back to visit us if you have additional questions, we are delighted to help!

    Best magical wishes,
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My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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