Young Adults at EPCOT Festival of the Holidays
  • On Nov 12, 2023
    Nancy from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do you get the wrist band that lets you book a fast pass entry time to rides , one at a time? Can we go to the Dolphin and check in early to get it for our first day , Dec 25th at Epcot. ?

    Hi there, Nancy and a warm welcome to planDisney! Wow, Christmas Day at EPCOT sounds like a special treat, and I understand wanting to get the most out of your time. The first bit of great news is that if you are a Guest staying at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, you're eligible for Early Entry into the Parks. 

    Walt Disney World offers three services that help Guests make the most of their time, all accessed through the My Disney Experience App. You can use your Magic Band or Magic Band+ too, but it's not a necessity. If you're a visual learner, these short videos are really helpful in understanding the Disney Genie service, but let me break it down.  

    Disney's Genie Service is complimentary. Enter your preferences here for a tailored itinerary for the day. This intelligent system adapts in real-time to crowd flows in the Parks. It's a helpful tool for navigating the Parks and storing your plans, such as dining reservations. No matter what, you will use this service at Walt Disney World. 

    Disney's Genie+ Service is available for all Parks, or you can purchase it for one Park (EPCOT) per day on the day of your visit. Prices and ride inclusions vary, but you can find a list online of all current experiences. This service allows you to book eligible Lightning Lanes throughout your day. 

    Individual Lightning Lanes are generally reserved for the most popular rides at Walt Disney World. It's a single access time for the Lightning Lane. At EPCOT, that means Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. You can also try to nab a Virtual Queue for this ride from 7 am on the morning of your visit. 

    Nancy, I hope this information clears things up a bit for you. I promise accessing any Disney Genie service is simple and intuitive through the My Disney Experience App. I hope you enjoy the best day at EPCOT. It's a magical atmosphere there, for sure. 

    Have a magical day!
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