TRON at Night; Magic Kingdom
  • On Apr 4, 2024
    Marsha 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.

    How soon in advance can i book fast pass entrance to rides before my visit to Walt Disney World?

    Hi there, Marsha!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. How fun that you have a magical vacation on the horizon! I love a summer vacation at Walt Disney World Resort because it provides Guests with the perfect opportunity to enjoy the incredibly themed Disney Resort hotel swimming pools as well as Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Some places are worth melting for, and I think you'll find that Walt Disney World Resort in July is one of them.

    If you're hoping to bypass standby queues for select attractions and entertainment options during your vacation, you'll need to purchase Disney Genie+ service and reserve Lightning Lane entrances (this terminology has replaced ‘FastPass’). Disney Genie+ service becomes available for purchase in the My Disney Experience mobile app at midnight each day you have a valid theme park ticket linked to your account. You will see the option to purchase the service at the top of the ‘Tip Board’ after selecting 'Rides, Shows & Lightning Lane Entry' in your app. The price of the service varies by park and is priced per person, so the rate listed in the app will be charged for each member of your selected party. Once Genie+ is purchased, you will be eligible to make your first Lightning Lane selection at 7 AM. I typically purchase the service around 6:45 in the morning for all members of my party so that I ensure I'm able to secure an early return time for my first selection. There is no limit to the amount of Lightning Lane entrances that can be reserved in a single day, but you will not be eligible to make a new selection until you have either redeemed your most recent Lightning Lane or two hours have passed since you made that selection.

    There are a handful of select attractions (including EPCOT's Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and Magic Kingdom Park's TRON Lightcycle / Run) that offer the purchase of individual Lightning Lane entries. These attractions are not included in Disney Genie+ service and are purchased à la carte. These Individual Lightning Lanes are available to purchase at 7 AM for Disney Resort hotel guests (and select others) and at the time of park opening for the general public.

    An important difference to remember between the two types of Lightning Lanes: Genie+ Lightning Lane entry automatically populates the next available timeslot while individual Lightning Lane allows guests to choose the time that best fits their schedule from those available. Although you cannot initially select a time for Genie+ Lightning Lanes, you are able to modify it for a later time once those become available. 

    I hope this was helpful, Marsha! If you need any further clarifications, feel free to stop back by or check out these helpful videos. One thing is for sure, you ain’t never had a friend like Genie+.

    Hakuna Matata,
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