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  • On May 23, 2024
    Lloyd from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have a trip coming up The end of August. Day we arrive we won’t get to a park till after 3:00 PM. If I buy Lighting Lane that morning. Will we be able to select ride times in advance for when we will be in the park?

    Welcome back to planDisney, Lloyd! Thanks for submitting another question. I am happy to help! 

    I am so glad you are planning on purchasing Disney Genie+ during your visit to Walt Disney World Resort in August! It is so convenient to be able to utilize Lightning Lane on many attractions, and with shorter wait times, you'll have even more time to explore the theme parks. You absolutely can purchase Disney Genie+ right at 7 AM the morning of, and in fact, I recommend you do, so you can begin making Lightning Lane reservations! On my most recent visit, I purchased Lightning Lane right before I walked onto the airplane, and booked my first Lightning Lane at Disney's Magic Kingdom Park for the early afternoon. I was able to check into my Disney Resort hotel, get to Magic Kingdom, and eat lunch with ease before hopping on Peter Pan's Flight, and I immediately booked my next Lightning Lane in the queue! 

    Disney Genie+ has so many perks, including Lightning Lane, but did you also know you can listen to fun facts about the theme parks using Audio Tales? This is a fun feature that's perfect to use while in line at attractions (and help boost your Disney knowledge!). You can also unlock fun AR images (including characters!) with Disney PhotoPass Lenses, which are also included in your Genie+ purchase. If saving the galaxy on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind or "entering the grid" on TRON Lightcycle/Run are on your must-do list, be sure to reserve your Virtual Queue pass at 7 AM, or purchase an Individual Lightning Lane for these two attractions. For Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and TRON, I suggest making your Virtual Queue reservation first, then selecting your first Lightning Lane on Genie+.

    Lloyd, I hope all of this information was helpful! Thank you again for stopping by planDisney! Have a magical vacation in August!

    Magic Awaits,

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Meet the Panelist: Frances, North Carolina

Hey ya'll! My name is Frances, I am a mom and military spouse from Texas who currently calls the Tarheel state home. My family and I enjoy visiting the Walt Disney World Resort as often as we can because we love the joy and magic every trip brings us. We consider Walt Disney World to be our "home away from home!" If you are dreaming of adventure in the great wide somewhere, then you have got a friend in me! I enjoy sharing my passion for Disney with everyone I meet! Learn More About Frances

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