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  • On Dec 6, 2022
    Michael from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I schedule a lightning lane in advance

    Hiya, Michael!

    Welcome to planDisney! I am so glad you stopped by with your planning question. And this is a great one. Guests that wish to reserve Lightning Lanes during their magical stay will be able to do so beginning at 7 AM ET on each day of their theme park visit. So don't forget to set that alarm! Lightning Lanes cannot be reserved ahead of this time. Pro tip: Some attractions book well into the evening hours early on, so if there is a must-try experience on your list, be sure to reserve this attraction first. But before reserving your Lightning Lanes for the day, you will need to purchase Disney Genie+. You can purchase Disney Genie+ anytime after midnight on the day of your theme park visits. Now, this doesn't mean you have to stay up until Cinderella leaves the ball! You can add the service in the morning. I recommend waking up at least 15 minutes before the booking window opens. This will give you time to add Disney Genie+ and ensure your travel party is ready to book Lightning Lanes. Then, right at 7 AM, you can choose your first option. Disney Genie+ can be added to your day through the My Disney Experience app. You will see a purple banner in the middle of the screen that says Disney Genie+ Service, with a Purchase link. Select this to add Genie+ to your tickets in a few easy steps. 

    You will also have the option to purchase Individual Lightning Lanes for select attractions during your visit. These are a separate option from Disney Genie+ and can be purchased in addition to the service or independently, should you prefer. Guests of Walt Disney World Resort Collection hotels can purchase Individual Lightning Lanes beginning at 7 AM ET the day of your visit. All other Guests can purchase Individual Lighting Lanes when the theme park opens for the day.

    I hope your upcoming adventure is memorable and magical!
    We'll see ya real soon!
    Tammy 
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Meet the Panelist: Tammy, Illinois

Hey Everyone! I'm Tammy. My Ohana and I live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. I am a preschool teacher and I also coordinate events for youth and families. I have been visiting Walt Disney World Resort since I was a teenager. I'm always looking for a new adventure to explore or an amazing snack to try. I love to share my tips and experiences because I want to help make all trips as memorable and magic as my travels have been.  Learn More About Tammy

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