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  • On May 25, 2024
    Sarah from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! If we stay at the Homewood Suites by Hilton at Flamingo Crossings will there be a direct shuttle to the parks? Will I be able to start Genie+ or individual lightening lane purchases at 9 am like other Disney resorts? Thank you!

    Hey there, hi there, ho there, Sarah, Welcome back to planDisney! I am so excited to hear you’re gearing up for your trip to Walt Disney World Resort! The holidays are my favorite time to visit the parks. You are sure to make awesome memories at The Most Magical Place on Earth during the most magical time of the year! 

    To inquire about shuttle services to the Disney parks, please contact your hotel directly. Each resort has different amenities, and they will be able to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information about transportation options.

    Disney Genie Service is offered through the My Disney Experience app, is a complimentary tool for guests to use when planning their days in the parks. One of my favorite features is the personalized itinerary suggestions! 

    You can access the Lightning Lane at select attractions if you have purchased Disney Genie+ for the day. Disney Genie+ is available for purchase when the clock strikes midnight on the day of your visit. Disney Genie+ is a service that will let you pick attraction return times for your day at a theme park. Starting at 7:00 AM, regardless of hotel location (whether you’re staying on Disney property or not), you can choose one attraction and a return time. This helps you plan your day more efficiently and enjoy your favorite attractions with minimal wait times.  You can make a second attraction return time after you have used the first one, or after two hours, whichever comes first. Not all attractions are available with Genie+.

    Individual Lightning Lane entry can be purchased a la carte and is a pay per ride service. You would do this for attractions that are not offered through Disney Genie+, such as Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and TRON Lightcycle/Run (if you're not able to get a virtual queue), Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and more. Individual Lightning Lane entry can be purchased starting at 7:00 AM on the day of your visit if staying at a Walt Disney World Resort. Guests staying off property can make their purchase when the parks open.

    Sarah, I hope you find this information helpful as you prepare for an exciting visit to Walt Disney World Resort! Thank you again for visiting planDisney. Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Kay, New York

Hiya Pals! I’m Kay from beautiful Upstate New York. I’m a wife and mom to three beautiful musketeers. We are avid Disney fans and consider Walt Disney World our second home. We got married at Disney and have celebrated many milestones there and I cannot wait to help you plan your magical vacation! Learn More About Kay

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