Disney Lightning Lane (Walt Disney World)

NEW! Disney Lightning Lane Passes

Did you know that Disney lets you customize your vacation to meet your family’s needs? One way they do that is by giving you the option to purchase Lightning Lane passes for your visit. These passes will allow you to skip the regular lines at select attractions and make the most of your time at Walt Disney World!

Disney Lightning Lane passes officially launch on July 24, 2024. Visiting before then? Click here to read about the Disney Genie+ system which remains in effect until July 23, 2024.

With the new Disney Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Lightning Lane Single Pass, you can:

  • Make Lightning Lane plans before your visit, for added confidence
  • Choose your experiences and times prior to purchasing, so you know what you’re getting
  • Book Lightning Lane passes for multiple vacation days, all in a single day

Keep reading to learn more about the Disney Lightning Lane pass options and how to use them during your Walt Disney World vacation!

Father and Son Riding Slinky Dog Dash at Disney World

WHAT IS A LIGHTNING LANE?

Lightning Lanes are special queues that you will find at more than 40 attractions across the four Walt Disney World theme parks. These queues allow you to bypass the regular standby line and get on attractions faster! Access to this fast lane entrance is available by purchasing a Lightning Lane Multi Pass or Single Pass (the type of pass you’ll need depends on the attraction – keep reading to learn more!)


TWO TYPES OF DISNEY LIGHTNING LANE PASSES

Lightning Lane Multi Pass

Lightning Lane Single Pass


Family using Disney Genie on a mobile phone at Walt Disney World

Lightning Lane Multi Pass
When you purchase Lightning Lane Multi Pass, you may make up to 3 Lightning Lane selections in a theme park, in advance of your visit. You’ll be able to choose from the available attractions and time windows at the time of purchase.

→ On the day of your visit, once you use a selection, check the My Disney Experience app for availability to make an additional selection. You’ll continue to make a new selection each time you use one throughout the day.

 Lightning Lane Single Pass
Select highly demanded attractions are not included with the Multi Pass. For these attractions, you will be able to purchase access to the Lightning Lane individually (up to 2 per day) in advance of your visit, with a Lightning Lane Single Pass. You can choose to purchase a Single Pass whether you have a Multi Pass or not.

Click here to see which attractions are included with each pass, or keep reading for additional details!


WHEN TO PURCHASE

7 Days Before Check-In
for Guests at Disney Resort Hotels*

Not Staying Onsite? Selections
Open 3 Days in Advance*

Booking opens at
7 AM Eastern Time


LIGHTNING LANE MULTI PASS

Enjoy Multiple Experiences with a Lightning Lane Multi Pass

Lightning Lane Multi Pass grants you access to the Lightning Lane by allowing you to select arrival windows at more than 40+ attractions across the Walt Disney World theme parks. Prices vary by date and by park.

How it works: 

  • Plan ahead of your visit and choose up to 3 multi pass experiences and arrival windows in your chosen theme park. The Multi Pass includes most of the rides in the park, although you can only select certain number of attractions from each tier group.
  • Once you’re in the park and you enjoy your first multi pass experience, you may be able to make an additional selection from the available attractions.
  • Bonus! Lightning Lane Multi Pass also includes digital downloads of all the on-attraction photos taken during your visit, as well as fun Disney PhotoPass lenses in the My Disney Experience app.
Mom and daughters riding Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Magic Kingdom. Using Disney Genie+ to save time waiting in line for this and 40+ Attractions

LIGHTNING LANE SINGLE PASS

Ride a Top Attraction with a Lightning Lane Single Pass

Save time in line when you purchase a Lightning Lane Single Pass, available for some of the most in-demand attractions in each park. The rides offered as a Single Pass are not available to select with a Lightning Lane Multi Pass. You can purchase up to 2 single passes per day (subject to availability), whether you have purchased a Multi Pass for the day or not.

How it works: 

  • Plan ahead of your visit and purchase up to 2 Lightning Lane Single Passes per day, selecting your arrival windows at the time of purchase. Prices vary by date and attraction.
Family Riding Tron with a Single Pass Disney Lightning Lane

WHICH ATTRACTIONS CAN I CHOOSE?

When you purchase a Lightning Lane Multi Pass, you’ll choose 3 attraction selections before confirming your purchase. At 3 of the parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios), there are tier groups in place when selecting your attractions. This means you can only select one attraction from the first group, and the remainder of your selections must be from the second group. All 3 selections must be for the same park.

On the day of your visit, you will be able to make your next selection once you redeem your first one, and continue doing so throughout the day. For these subsequent selections, you can select attractions at any park (if you have a Park Hopper ticket) and choose any available attraction (no tier groups apply).

The chart below lists which attractions are included with the Multi Pass (and the applicable tier groups), as well as which attractions are available as a Lightning Lane Single Pass purchase and also which ones offer a Virtual Queue (no extra cost to use Virtual Queues).

*Attraction offerings and prices are subject to change.


F.A.Q.

If I want to “skip the lines” at the parks, which do I need?

If you want to skip as many lines as possible, you’ll want to purchase a Multi Pass and 2 Single Passes for each day of your visit.

Can I still enjoy attractions without purchasing any Disney Lightning Lane passes?

Yes, standby lines (and virtual queues for select attractions) will be offered for all Guests to use without needing to make an additional purchase. The choice is yours!

What day can I make my Lightning Lane selections?

When staying at Disney Resort hotels or other select hotels, Guests can purchase Lightning Lane passes—and choose experiences and arrival windows—starting 7 days before the first day of their Resort stay, for their length of stay (up to a maximum of 14 days).

This early-planning benefit is available to registered Guests staying at:

  • Disney Resort hotels
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
  • Shades of Green Resort

Not staying at a Disney Resort hotel or other select hotel? Then you can purchase Lightning Lane passes—and choose experiences and arrival windows—3 days in advance. Additional details below, depending on your ticket type:

  • Guests with date-based theme park tickets (which require the Guest to choose a start date at the time of purchase) 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 can purchase 3 days before their park visit.
  • Annual Passholders can purchase 3 days before their park visit.

What time can I make my Lightning Lane selections?

You can make your selections starting at 7 am ET.

Can I purchase Lightning Lane passes for partial days of my vacation?

Yes, for each day of your trip you can choose whether to purchase a Multi Pass, Single Pass (up to 2 per day), both or neither. The choice is yours!

Can I purchase a Lightning Lane Single Pass without purchasing the Multi Pass?

Yes. You do not need to purchase the Multi Pass in order to purchase the Single Pass.

Can Lightning Lane Single Passes be purchased for more than one park on the same day?

Yes, Guests using a Park Hopper ticket will be able to purchase a Single Pass for attractions in two different parks, if desired.

If I have a Park Hopper ticket, can I purchase a Lightning Lane Multi Pass and use it at multiple parks in the same day?

If you have a Park Hopper ticket and purchase a Lightning Lane Multi Pass, your first 3 selections (done in advance) will be for the first park you plan to visit. After you redeem your first selection, it will be time to pick your next attraction and you can choose one from any park, subject to availability.

How do I redeem my Lightning Lane selection on the day of my park visit?

Go to the Lightning Lane entrance of the attraction at your scheduled arrival window. To redeem, you’ll tap in at the Lightning Lane entrance using a MagicBand, key card/ticket, Disney MagicMobile pass that is linked to your ticket.

How long do I wait before I can select my next Multi Pass attraction?

On the day of your visit, once you redeem a Multi Pass selection, you can use the My Disney Experience app to make your next selection from the available options.

With Lightning Lane Multi Pass, can I make different selections for some members of my party?

Lightning Lane Multi Pass selections can be modified so that some members of your party enjoy different experiences and/or arrival windows. Here’s how:

  1. When purchasing Lightning Lane Multi Pass, you’ll be prompted to select 3 attractions which must be the same for each member of your travel party. 
  2. After completing your purchase, you can modify the selections/arrival windows for some members of your party, subject to availability.

After I purchase Lightning Lane passes, where can I view or modify them?

Open the My Disney Experience app and tap on the ‘Lightning Lane Passes’ section of the homescreen. Here, you’ll be able to view and modify your Lightning Lane selections.

Will arrival windows sell out for attractions/experiences?

Lightning Lane selections are subject to availability, and attractions can/will sell out. At the time of purchase, you’ll be able to see what selections are available, so you know what you are getting before you check out.

Can I purchase a Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Lightning Lane Single Pass(es) for the same day in a single transaction?

Yes, you can purchase all Lightning Lane passes for eligible members of your travel party for the same day in a single transaction.

Making plans for multiple park days? After you purchase Lightning Lane passes for your first day, you can purchase a Lightning Lane pass or passes for another eligible park day.

Can Lightning Lane passes be added to vacation packages or tickets?

Lightning Lane passes cannot be included in your vacation package or park ticket. They can only be purchased via the My Disney Experience app once your selection window opens.

What will happen to my Lightning Lane Multi Pass if I cancel or modify my Resort hotel reservation?

Lightning Lane Multi Pass is nonrefundable. If you cancel or modify your Resort hotel reservation after you’ve already purchased a Lightning Lane Multi Pass, then your selected attractions and arrival windows are subject to cancellation.

When you become eligible to make Lightning Lane selections again, then you can use the My Disney Experience app to choose selections for the pass you previously purchased.

Are these features the same as they are at the Disneyland Resort?

The Disneyland Resort in Southern California also offers Lightning Lane passes. Some of the features work the same, although there are some key differences between the Disneyland version and the Walt Disney World version. Click here to learn more about these services at the Disneyland Resort!


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