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  • On Feb 16, 2022
    Dave from OR Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Returning from a Disney Cruise early in the morning and want to know if we can make Genie+/ILL purchases from the Cruise Terminal. We probably won't get What are my options?

    Hi Dave,

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you for your question! How amazing, you’ll be leaving one magical vacation and then stepping into another!

    Once you purchase Disney Genie+ Service, at 7:00 a.m. on the day you have the Service, you’ll be able to select your first Lightning Lane attraction. In your case, you can do this from anywhere! You don’t have to be at the Walt Disney World Resort to book Disney Genie+. It really all depends on your timing as you prepare to depart the ship. When you make it to your first Theme Park, you’ll use your first Lightning Lane and then you’ll be able to select your next Lightning Lane and continue the cycle throughout the day (subject to availability). 

    As for Individual Lightning Lane, it’ll be a little different. Currently, Disney Resorts Collection and other select hotel guests can begin purchasing Individual Lightning Lanes at 7:00 a.m. on the day of their visit to the Theme Parks. Guests not staying in those hotel types will be able to purchase Individual Lightning Lanes at Theme Park opening. You’ll want to check out the Walt Disney World Resort calendar or check for your Theme Park’s opening time in the My Disney Experience mobile app.

    My advice for you and your guests would be to set alarms on your phone so you’re ready about 5 minutes before 7:00 a.m. to purchase Disney Genie+ and 5 minutes before Theme Park opening for Individual Lightning Lane. This way you’re ready to book as soon as the windows become available! You’ll definitely want to have your Lightning Lane windows a bit later in the day so you don’t risk missing an attraction as you’re traveling to the Resort. Once you’re in the Theme Parks if you have any questions about the process, make sure to speak with a Guest Experience Cast Member. They are extremely knowledgeable and can answer any Disney Genie+ or Individual Lightning Lane questions. Just look for the blue umbrellas!

    I hope this “Bit By Bryanna” is helpful as you prepare for your epic vacations. If you have any other planning or vacation questions, please feel free to reach out, I’m always happy to help!

    The Magic Is Calling, 

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Meet the Panelist: Bryanna, North Carolina

Welcome to planDisney! My name is Bryanna and I am a "Disney-lifer". I have traveled to the Walt Disney World Resort since my toddler years and I have not been able to get enough of the magic. Whether we are at the one of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks or a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, it is a way to escape every day life. I have planned many family vacations and now it is my turn to help you. Through my experienced lens, I take joy in being a part of your magical journey! Learn More About Bryanna

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