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  • On May 30, 2022
    Laina 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.

    At what time can you buy an individual lightening lane on the day you are checking into an on-site resort?

    Hey there, Laina, and welcome to planDisney! Thanks for stopping by the panel with your question!

    Laina, as a Disney Resorts Collection hotel Guest your resort privileges begin the moment you arrive inside the Disney World bubble! Even if you have not yet checked into your hotel, you can still head to the Theme Parks, enjoy a dining reservation, and even snag an Individual Lightning Lane Entrance! Since you are staying on property as part of your visit, your Individual Lightning Lane purchase window opens at 7 a.m. EST. Keep in mind that valid Theme Park Tickets and a Disney Park Pass Reservation are required for entry into the Theme parks. 

    And after a few trial runs of my own, I’ve found that a combination of Disney’s Genie+ Service and Individual Lightning Lane purchases is the perfect way to experience the most attractions during my Disney days. Together they help me map out my park days, minimize queue wait times, and leave more time for my favorite thing to do at Walt Disney World….eating all the Disney snacks!

    I hope this helps, Laina! Let me know if you have more questions while planning your vacation.

    You’ve got a friend in me, 

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Meet the Panelist: Phillip, Alabama

Hi there! I’m Phillip from Alabama and you can consider me your skipper. I love helping families navigate the Walt Disney World Resort. Disney planning is like a trip through a jungle - there may be twists and turns but with a little patience and pixie dust I’m here to help you have the most magical time! Learn More About Phillip

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