Updates to Lightning Lane at Walt Disney World

June 26, 2024 by Laura Pitcher

It’s been a big week for fans of Disney theme parks, and the good news keeps on coming!

Today, Disney announced some exciting updates to enhance the guest experience at Walt Disney World Resort, with changes to the Lightning Lane program and the ability to pre-select attractions to customize your vacation! 

What has changed?

Starting July 24, Walt Disney World's Disney Genie+ service will be renamed to Lightning Lane Multi Pass, and the individual Lightning Lane will be updated to Lightning Lane Single Pass.

Disney Resort guests will now have the ability to:

  • Purchase and book Lightning Lane passes 7 days your vacation begins
  • Book for your length of stay (up to 14 days) all on the same day
  • Select your experiences and reservation times BEFORE purchasing, so you know what you’re buying 

What are Lightning Lanes

Lightning Lane entrances allow you to reduce the time spent waiting in line for fan-favorite attractions. With the newly announced changes, you will now be able to purchase Lightning Lane Multi Passes and/or Lightning Lane Single Passes, and then ‘pre-book’ select attractions and experiences before you arrive, so you can secure some of your must do’s prior to travel, spend less time waiting in line, and more time making memories!

Lightning Lane Multi Pass

Purchasing a Lightning Lane Multi Pass allows you to choose up to 3 experiences from select attractions in advance, and select the day and time to make sure it fits in with your other plans (such as dining or other experiences). Once you are in the park during your trip and enjoy your first Lightning Lane experience, you can make another selection (subject to availability).

For Walt Disney World, the attractions for Lighting Lane Multi Pass will be divided into tiers for your preselections, and it will let you know how many Lightning Lanes you will be able to pick from each group. They are as follows, per Walt Disney World’s website: 

Magic Kingdom Park

Choose up to one experience from this group prior to arrival::
-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 prior to arrival:
-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

Once you redeem your first attraction on the day of your park visit, you can choose another multi pass experience from either group (subject to availability) - and at any park (so long as you have Park Hopper tickets)!


Choose up to one experience from this group prior to arrival::
-Frozen Ever After
-Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
-Soarin' Around the World

Choose your other 2 experiences—or all 3—from this group prior to arrival::
-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

Choose up to one experience from this group prior to arrival::
-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 prior to arrival::
-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 

Choose up to three prior to arrival:

-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
-Naʻvi River Journey

Lightning Lane Single Pass

Purchasing a Lightning Lane Single Pass allows you to choose up to 2 of Disney’s most popular attractions per day - those that are not available as a part of the Lightning Lane Multi Pass. Purchase up to 2 single passes per day, Subject to availability.

Magic Kingdom

-Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
-TRON Lightcycle / Run


-Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Disney's Hollywood Studios

-Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

-Avatar Flight of Passage

What does this mean for your next Walt Disney World vacation?

With these changes, guests will be able to book Lightning Lane Experiences prior to arrival! Plus as a Disney Resort guest, you will have the option to purchase and book Lightning Lanes Multi Passes and/or Single Passes for your entire trip 7 days prior to check-in. This early booking window is an exclusive perk for on-site guests! Off site guests will be able to book at 3 days prior to their first park day, giving our on site clients advanced pick at their favorite attractions!

We are extremely excited about the Lightning Lane changes coming to the guest experience in the parks, and can’t wait to help our clients plan for this element of their upcoming vacations!

Be Our Guest Vacations offers expert assistance in selecting the ideal on-site resort for your Disney vacation, and insight on touring and Lightning Lane selections! With our extensive knowledge of Disney properties, we can match your preferences and budget to the perfect Disney resort, ensuring your on-site stay is as magical as possible. Best of all, our personalized planning services come at no additional cost to you.