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  • On Apr 10, 2023
    Destiny 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.

    If there are two people in our party, can one of us use genie plus to book a fast pass at the same time the other tries to get a boarding group for a popular attraction or an individual lightning lane?

    Hi Destiny! Thank you for reaching out to planDisney with your question.

    There are some wonderful tools available at the Walt Disney World Resort to really help you maximize your day! Instead of waiting in a long line, you can reserve spots in the Lightning Lane at over forty different rides for a shorter wait by purchasing Disney Genie+. Since the most popular rides at the resort usually have the longest waits, you can also purchase Individual Lightning Lanes to get access to their Lightning Lanes. And, if you'd like to ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in EPCOT or TRON Lightcycle / Run Presented by Enterprise in Magic Kingdom Park, at this time, you can either purchase an Individual Lightning Lane or try to snag a Boarding Group through the Virtual Queue system. This way, you don't have to spend as long waiting in lines for attractions, and can instead use the time to snack around the parks like I do!

    As long as the two people in your party are connected, one person can absolutely be reserving a Lightning Lane through Disney Genie+ while the other tries to secure a spot in the Virtual Queue. In fact, I would highly recommend you do this! Spots in the Virtual Queue go super quickly and some Lightning Lanes do as well. In fact, if your main priority is to get into the Virtual Queue, I would likely recommend that both of you try for the Virtual Queue and then quickly change over to booking your Disney Genie+ reservation. I say this because spots in the Virtual Queue can go in seconds and two people trying is better than one!

    Destiny, there are a few important details to keep in mind. To secure a Boarding Group, you must have a Theme Park Reservation for the park in which the ride is located. If you do not secure a Boarding Group at 7 a.m. EST, you can try again at 1 p.m. However, you must be in the park where the ride is located in order to try for the afternoon drop. In the morning, you can do it from the comfort of your hotel room. In addition, you can make your first Lightning Lane reservation through Disney Genie+ at 7 a.m. and then continue to make them one at a time throughout the day. Also, Individual Lightning Lanes go on sale at 7 a.m. for Guests staying at Disney Resort Collections Hotels or when the park opens for all other Guests. You can purchase up to two Individual Lightning Lanes per person, per day.

    I hope that you enjoy your summer trip to the resort. Be sure to reach out again in the future should you have any other questions.

    Remember you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine,
    Matt
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Meet the Panelist: Matt, New Jersey

Well hello there! I'm Matt and I'm a Disney-loving husband, teacher, and uncle from New Jersey. You can often find me tasting my way around an EPCOT festival, rope-dropping Magic Kingdom Park, or conquering all of the Disney Mountains. I can't wait to help you reach out and find your happily ever after on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Matt

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