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  • On Jan 12, 2023
    Kimberly from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am trying to understand Lighting Lane. Are DVC members given any Lighting Lane or pre-reservations or must they be purchased? My last visit to park one could pre-schedule your first 3 rides for the day (no xtra cost), is that no longer available?

    Welcome Home, Kimberly!

    I am so glad you came by planDisney with your question about the service with phenomenal cosmic powers and itty bitty living space located in your phone! Disney Genie and Disney Genie+ are the new functions within the My Disney Experience app that help you plan your day and save time. This is a whole new world from the previous ride reservation system, so hop on my magic carpet and let me fly you through some highlights. 

    Disney Genie is a complimentary vacation planning tool that will help you organize your day and even give suggestions about attractions based on your party. Disney Genie+ is a service that can be purchased in the morning the day you will enter your selected theme park. I suggest doing so before 7 am because that's the magic hour to start booking Disney Genie+ Lightning Lanes. These Lightning Lane entries will get you into your attraction faster, and they are included in your Genie+ purchase. There is a helpful video available to provide additional details.

    Now let's talk about the benefit of being a Disney Vacation Club Member and staying in a Disney Vacation Club Resort. The perks of being a Disney Vacation Club Member seem to be endless! When staying in a DVC Resort, you can purchase Individual Lightning Lanes beginning at 7 a.m. These are separate from the Genie+ attractions and are typically very popular, so reducing your wait time can help you fill your day with even more fun. Only guests of Disney Resort Hotels are able to book their Individual Lightning Lanes at 7 a.m. Also, keep an eye out for special 2023 Moonlight Magic Events for DVC Members. These extra special evenings allow access to select theme parks after hours with reduced wait times for guests!

    Thank you for stopping by planDisney!

    Enjoy making magical memories.
    Tiffany
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Meet the Panelist: Tiffany, Georgia

Welcome Home! I'm Tiffany, a Speech Pathologist, wife, and mom to two incredible kids. We are a family of voyagers who share a passion for travel, and Disney Vacation Club was where it all started. Our Membership has inspired us to cross an ocean and even host a family reunion at Walt Disney World Resort. I can't wait to help you plan your next Disney Vacation Club adventure! Learn More About Tiffany

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