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  • On Jan 15, 2024
    Nancy 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.

    We are going to Walt Disney World redeye flight on the 11/19 and going to the park as soon as we land, would I be able to book lightning Lane at 7am or do we have to wait until I’m scanned into the park? Staying at worldmark resort ,going on DCL on 11/23

    Hi, Nancy! It sounds like you have a great vacation planned. A visit to the Walt Disney World Resort and sailing on Disney Cruise Line? Now, that's a great trip!

    At this time, any Guest with valid theme park admission purchasing the Disney Genie+ Service at the Walt Disney World Resort can book their first Lightning Lane starting at 7 a.m. EST from any location. Furthermore, if a Virtual Queue is offered, you will be able to try to snag a Boarding Group at 7 a.m. from any location as well! Since you are not staying at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, you will need to wait until the park opens to book any Individual Lightning Lanes, which are separate purchases for the most popular attractions at the resort. Since your trip is not until November and there are periodic improvements to these systems, you'll want to follow along with the Disney Parks Blog to stay abreast of any updates. In fact, they teased changes coming in 2024 to the Disney Genie+ Service back in May of 2023!

    So what are you most looking forward to on your epic vacation? It's a possibility that you are going on a Very Merrytime Cruise and if that's the case, I think you should go all in on the holiday theme and see if there's going to be a Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party available in Magic Kingdom Park when you are at the resort. Or perhaps Disney Jollywood Nights in Disney's Hollywood Studios! Or both?! Even better! As someone who still hasn't taken down his holiday decorations and it's January 17th, I can tell you that there's no such thing as overdoing the holidays! Follow along with the Disney Parks Blog for any announcements related to the holiday celebrations at the Walt Disney World Resort and on Disney Cruise Line this year!

    Whatever your specific itinerary entails, you are going to have such a wonderful time. If you have any other questions, please reach out to me.

    All aboard,
    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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