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  • On Apr 9, 2023
    Graizon from NM Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello. I was wondering when I purchase ILL can we select a specific time or does it select one on its own. What if it selects its own time and it’s during one of my reservation times for a meal/experience. Thank you in advance.

    Hello, Graizon!  

    Thanks for asking such an insightful question about Individual Lightning Lane purchases at the Walt Disney World Resort. I’m thrilled that you have a trip to look forward to next month and am happy to help you understand what to expect.

    Disney Genie Service introduced the concepts of both Lightning Lane entry and Individual Lightning Lanes. When you purchase Disney Genie+, you may select an arrival window for attractions one at a time for entry through the Lightning Lane. These arrival windows are given to you based on the next available time, but you can then modify the selection as needed if you have a conflict. However, when you purchase an Individual Lightning Lane for select attractions, you choose the exact arrival window that best suits your schedule for the day. You can then select a time that doesn’t conflict with your existing plans.

    I understand that a lot of work goes into making your practically perfect theme park day, Graizon! Guests put so much love and thought into organizing theme park reservations, dining reservations, and any Enchanting Extras for a special day together. If you are utilizing Disney Genie+ and are assigned a Lightning Lane entry time that conflicts with an existing reservation, please don’t worry. You may either modify that time within the My Disney Experience app or know that there is a grace period for arrival if you have an existing reservation that conflicts. Oftentimes the Cast Member at the attraction entrance would ask for proof of this conflict, such a screenshot of your My Disney Experience reservation, a dining receipt, or something showing the prior plans.

    If you have any trouble either modifying the arrival time or concerns with a conflict, be sure to visit the Guest Experience Team. They are a wonderfully helpful team located around the theme parks; find them under the blue umbrellas and they can support you in a variety of situations you may encounter to have a more magical day.  

    I hope this helps you know what to expect for your Individual Lightning Lane purchases and feel reassured that everything will go according to your plans already in place. Please let us know if you have any additional questions or would like ideas to make the most of your incredible vacation. 

    You’ve got a friend in planDisney, 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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