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Lightning Lane at Walt Disney World Resort FAQ


Disney has announced that Lightning Lane Multi Pass will be replacing the Disney Genie+ service at the Walt Disney World Resort. Disney has revamped and evolved the Disney Genie+ service based on Guest feedback asking for more advance planning so you aren't spending your entire vacation on your phone. 

You may find yourself asking, what does that mean?! We are here to help! We've compiled some initial answers to frequently asked questions about the Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Lightning Lane Single Pass to keep you informed on all the changes. We review what's changed, how to book, when to book, attractions and more. The changes go into effect on July 24, 2024, so we have some time to get ready for this change together. 

What's New

How do the new Lightning Lane passes differ from the Disney Genie+ service and Individual Lightning Lane entry? Lightning Lane Multi Pass will replace Disney Genie+ service and Lightning Lane Single Pass will replace Individual Lightning Lane entry. Starting July 24, guests will be able to purchase Lightning Lane passes and make selections days in advance of your arrival. Not only will you get to make selections days in advance of your arrival but you'll also be able to choose attractions and arrival windows before you purchase a pass so you know what to expect. But that's not all! You'll also be able to make plans for multiple days of your vacation, all in the same day!

What is the Lightning Lane Multi Pass? The Lightning Lane Multi Pass allows you to enjoy multiple experiences in one day. When you purchase a Multi Pass, you can plan ahead of your visit to the theme parks and choose up to 3 multi pass experiences and arrival windows in one theme park. Once you're in the park and you enjoy your first multi pass experience, you may be able to make an additional selection (subject to availability). Additionally, you'll also get digital downloads of select attraction photos and videos from your day, captured with Disney PhotoPass Service and Disney PhotoPass Lenses. 

What is the Lightning Lane Single Pass? The Lightning Lane Single Pass allows guests to save time in line and ride a top attraction that's not available with the Lightning Lane Multi Pass. You may purchase up to 2 single passes per day, subject to availability. 

Planning Ahead & Purchasing

How many days in advance can I purchase Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Lightning Lane Single Pass? Guests of Disney Resort hotels and other select hotels can purchase passes up to 7 days in advance of their stay and other Guests can purchase passes up to 3 days in advance of their park visit.

What hotels are considered "other select hotels"? The early planning benefit is available to guests staying at Disney Resort hotel as well as Guests staying at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, Walt Disney World Swan Reserve and Shades of Green Resort. 

What time can I make my selections? Guests can purchase Lightning Lane passes for days they have valid theme park admission starting at 7:00 AM Eastern Time on their first day of eligibility. 

Can I make selections for more than one day at a time? Yes... if you're staying at a Disney Resort hotel or other select hotels. Guests can purchase Lightning Lane passes and choose their experiences and arrival windows, starting 7 days before the first day of their Resort stay, for their length of stay (up to 14 days). 

What if I'm not staying at a Disney Resort hotel or other select hotel? It depends on your ticket type. Guests with date-based theme park tickets can purchase 3 days before the first day of their ticket, for the total number of valid admission days on their ticket. Guests with other ticket types, like tickets that are not-date based or Annual Passholders, can purchase Lightning Lane passes for any day within the 3-day purchase window. 

What if I have an Annual Pass but I also have a reservation at a Disney Resort hotel? In that scenario, your Disney Resort hotel stay will take priority and you will be able to make your selections 7 days in advance. 

Do I need a theme park ticket or theme park reservation to make Lightning Lane selections? Yes, you must have a valid theme park admission ticket in order to purchase a Lightning Lane pass. Depending on your ticket type and the date of your visit, you may also need a theme park reservation. 

How much do Lightning Lane passes cost? Similar to the Disney Genie+ service, Lighting Lane Multi Pass prices will vary by date and theme park and Lightning Lane Single Passes will vary by date and attraction. Starting on July 24, you'll be able to view prices in the My Disney Experience app prior to purchasing. 

Where can I purchase the Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Lightning Lane Single Pass? You can purchase Lightning Lane passes in the My Disney Experience app and ONLY in the My Disney Experience app. Make sure to download or update to the latest version of the My Disney Experience app prior to your selection day. Connect everyone in your travel group on your Family & Friends list in the My Disney Experience app so you'll be able to purchase Lightning Lane passes and make plans for everyone that is eligible. Remember, everyone in your party must have valid theme park admission!

Attractions & Experiences

What attractions and experiences are available to select with the Lightning Lane Multi Pass? Lightning Lane experiences and options are subject to change without notice and are subject to availability. You'll want to check the My Disney Experience app on the day of your purchase for the most up-to-date details. The following attractions offer the Lightning Lane: 

Magic Kingdom Park Multi Pass Experiences

When purchasing a Lightning Lane Multi Pass for Magic Kingdom park, you’ll be prompted to choose up to 3 multi pass experiences and arrival windows. 

Choose up to one experience from this group:

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Space Mountain
  • Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Choose your other 2 experiences—or all 3—from this group:

  • The Barnstormer
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Haunted Mansion
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Mad Tea Party
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid

EPCOT Multi Pass Experiences

When purchasing a Lightning Lane Multi Pass for EPCOT, you’ll be prompted to choose up to 3 multi pass experiences and arrival windows.

Choose up to one experience from this group:

  • Frozen Ever After
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
  • Soarin' Around the World

Choose your other 2 experiences—or all 3—from this group:

  • Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Journey into Imagination with Figment
  • Living with the Land
  • Mission: SPACE
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Multi Pass Experiences

When purchasing a Lightning Lane Multi Pass for Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you’ll be prompted to choose up to 3 multi pass experiences and arrival windows.

Choose up to one experience from this group:

  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Slinky Dog Dash

Choose your other 2 experiences—or all 3—from this group:

  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage
  • Disney Junior Play & Dance!
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™
  • Toy Story Mania!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park Multi Pass Experiences

When purchasing a Lightning Lane Multi Pass for Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, you’ll be prompted to choose up to 3 of the following multi pass experiences (as well as arrival windows).

  • DINOSAUR
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
  • Feathered Friends in Flight!
  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Finding Nemo: The Big Blue... and Beyond!
  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug!
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • NaŹ»vi River Journey
Lightning Lane Attractions at Walt Disney World
What attractions are available to select with the Lightning Lane Single Pass? Lightning Lane Single Pass is available for one of the most in-demand attractions and are not available with Lightning Lane Multi Pass. Guests may purchase up to 2 single passes per day, subject to availability. A Lightning Lane Single Pass can be purchased for the following attractions:

Magic Kingdom Park Single Pass Attractions (Not Available with the Multi Pass)

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • TRON Lightcycle / Run

EPCOT Single Pass Attractions (Not Available with the Multi Pass)

  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Disney's Hollywood Studios Single Pass Attractions (Not Available with the Multi Pass)

  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park Single Pass Attractions (Not Available with the Multi Pass)

  • Avatar Flight of Passage

Does a Lightning Lane Multi Pass include access to Lightning Lane Single Pass attractions? No. The Lightning Lane Multi Pass does not include access to Lightning Lane Single Pass attractions. For single pass attractions, Lightning Lane entry is only available with the purchase of a Lightning Lane Single Pass.

Can I make Lightning Lane selections at multiple theme parks or just one per day? You'll only be able to choose up to 3 multi pass experiences and arrival windows in advance in the same theme park. Once you redeem a selection on the day of your park visit, you can use the My Disney Experience app to choose another multi pass experience in the same park or in another Walt Disney World theme park as long as you have a valid ticket with the Park Hopper option or an Annual Pass. As with all multi pass experiences, they are subject to availability. 

Can I make more Lightning Lane multi pass selections throughout the day? Yes. Once you redeem one selection on the day of your park visit, you can choose another multi pass experience from either group, subject to availability. Those selections can be in the same park or at another park if you have the Park Hopper option. 

Can I still ride attractions if I don't want to pay for a Lightning Lane Multi Pass or Lightning Lane Single Pass? Absolutely! Traditional standby lines are still available at most attractions and experiences. Some attractions may require a virtual queue but that is limited to a small number of the most highly demanded attractions. When the virtual queue is in place, a standby queue will not be available, and Guests must use the My Disney Experience app to enter the attraction or experience.

Can I use the Lightning Lane entrance on the same attraction multiple times? No. You are limited to using the Lightning Lane one time, per attraction, per day. 

When do all of these changes to the Disney Genie+ service go into effect? July 24th is when all of these changes will be implemented. Until then, the Disney Genie+ service is still available and you can reference our Disney Genie, Genie+ and Lightning Lane FAQ for more helpful information. 

Visit the Disney World website for more information on the new Lightning Lane passes. 

We will continue to update this post as Disney continues to make changes and improvements to the Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Lightning Lane Single Pass services.

Planning a Walt Disney World vacation? We are here to help! Contact your Kingdom Konsultant travel professional or submit a request form for a free quote today. Make sure to check out our Planning for Walt Disney World Vacations page for more posts. 

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Ashley has been a Disney Parks fan from an early age and loves anything vintage Disney. You can email Ashley at ashley@kingdomkonsultant.com.

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