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GUIDE: How to ‘Stack’ Multiple Lightning Lane Reservations With Genie+ at Walt Disney World

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Though Disney states that with Genie+ on My Disney Experience, guests cannot book more than one Lightning Lane selection at a time, there is a way to “stack” multiple selections around the same time.

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Guests with Genie+ may book their first attraction starting at 7:00 a.m. on the day of their visit. In the Tip Board section of My Disney Experience, it will suggest the next available window open for each attraction. You can only book one Lightning Lane selection at a time.

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No matter what window you select for an attraction’s Lightning Lane, you will be able to book another Lightning Lane selection after using the first or after the window expires, 2 hours after park open, or 2 hours after booking a selection.

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You may also cancel Lightning Lane selections you made with Genie+ if you change your mind. Individually purchased Lightning Lane selections cannot be canceled.

To hold more than one Lightning Lane selection at once, guests have to wait two hours (120 minutes) after making the initial selection.

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For example, at 7:00 a.m., we booked a Slinky Dog Dash return window of 3:25 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. Two hours after the park opened, we were then able to book access to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror from 3:35 p.m. – 4:35 p.m. These times overlap, but we can hold both because they are not the exact same window.

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At 1 p.m., we selected a Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run window of 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

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Finally, at 3 p.m., we added another ride with Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith from 6:10 p.m. – 7:10 p.m.

So over the course of six hours, we were able to book three Lightning Lane windows via Genie+ for the evening, plus the one we booked before the park opened. This will allow us to do a number of attractions in sequence with little to no wait.

The caveat is that you cannot choose your time slot, you can only book the next available window, so you have to monitor the app to time it right.

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Max
Max
1 month ago

So just to make sure I understand, when you say: ”The caveat is that you cannot choose your time slot, you can only book the next available window” This means that at 7:00 Am the next available window for Slinky was already at 3:25 PM ? and at 9:00 AM, Tower was already at 3:35PM ?

David
David
1 month ago

Based on the return times today – this would only have been possible at DHS and also requires one of them to be a paid for attraction. It also appears you did it over a course of 8 hours – not six. Plus – you were limited to only doing standby rides from 9am – 3:30pm. Does not sound like a great advancement over FP+ . . . . While a good demonstration of what you can do – spending 7am – 3pm to plan being able to ride 4 rides between 3:30 and 7:00 is not something I can… Read more »

Thomas Meagher
Thomas Meagher
1 month ago

Going on vacation is just becoming too much of a hassle……constantly needing to monitor apps and juggling times it’s just too much you’re missing out on everything else……I miss the paper fast passes……😔

mike
mike
1 month ago

Smart.

Catherine
Catherine
10 hours ago

Hello! I’m in the parks this week testing this method and so far the “cool down” period has varied from day to day on the app. One day it was 120 minutes, another day I wasn’t able to make another selection until my ride window opened at 1:00. The system is so complicated! I just wish I had a plan before my day started like the old fast pass so I could stay off my phone!