Guide and FAQ to Disney World's Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Single Pass

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Posted: Tuesday June 25, 2024 3:!7pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Complete Guide to the New Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Lightning Lane Single Pass starting July 24, 2024 at Walt Disney World.

Last Updated: June 26, 2024


When to Purchase Passes

  • 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.
  • 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.

Here's when you can purchase a Lightning Lane Multi Pass and/or Lightning Lane Single Pass—and choose experiences and arrival windows:

7 Days in Advance for Eligible Resort Hotel Guests

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 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

3 Days in Advance for All Other Guests

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. See additional details below, which vary based on admission 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.

Valid Admission Required

  • Before you purchase a Lightning Lane pass, you must have valid theme park admission; you may also need a theme park reservation, depending on the type of admission and the date of your visit.

Important Information

  • Limit one Lightning Lane entry per attraction, per day.
  • Annual Passholders and Guests with tickets that are not date-based may purchase Lightning Lane passes for any day within the 3-day purchase window.

How to Purchase and Use Passes

Before You Begin

Before you purchase a Lightning Lane pass, you'll need to do 3 things:

  • First, download the latest version of the My Disney Experience app.
  • 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.
  • Gather your group's wish list for attractions and experiences. You can save your group's top picks in the My Disney Experience app using the "My Day" feature.

Price

  • Pricing for Lightning Lane passes varies by date and theme park or attraction, and purchase is subject to limited availability. Prices will be displayed in the My Disney Experience app.

How to Purchase

When you're ready to purchase Lightning Lane passes, here's what to do:

  • Open the My Disney Experience app, then tap the Lightning Lane Passes section on the home screen.
  • Select a date and theme park.
  • Select a Lightning Lane Single Pass, a Lightning Lane Multi Pass or both.
  • If you select a Lightning Lane Multi Pass, you can choose up to 3 Lightning Lane Multi Pass experiences and arrival windows in advance.
  • If you select a Lightning Lane Single Pass, you can choose an arrival window in advance.
  • Follow all prompts to complete your purchase—and receive a confirmation.
  • From the confirmation screen, you can tap "Plan Another Day" to purchase another pass—or tap "View My Day" for details about your Lightning Lane selections.

Modify Your Plans

You can modify your Lightning Lane selections via the My Disney Experience app.

To get started, tap the Lightning Lane Passes section on the app's home screen to find your plans. Then, you can:

  • Change your selected park and/or date in advance (subject to availability)—up until the moment you redeem your first Lightning Lane selection of the day.
  • Change each selected experience and/or arrival window in advance (subject to availability)—up until the start of the arrival window.

Get More Passes

  • On the day of your park visit, once you redeem a Lightning Lane Multi Pass selection (or once the arrival window has passed), you can use the My Disney Experience app to check availability for another Lightning Lane Multi Pass experience—and add to your plans.
  • You can make one at a time until regular park closing (subject to availability). If your park admission includes Park Hopper benefits, you can choose a Lightning Lane Multi Pass experience in a different theme park.

Magic Kingdom Attractions

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

Once you redeem a selection on the day of your park visit, you can choose another multi pass experience from either group (subject to availability).

If you have valid admission with the Park Hopper option, you could choose a multi pass experience in a different theme park.

Single Pass Attractions (Not Available with the Multi Pass)

A Lightning Lane Single Pass can be purchased for:

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • TRON Lightcycle / Run

EPCOT Attractions

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

Single Pass Attractions (Not Included with the Multi Pass)

A Lightning Lane Single Pass can be purchased for the following attraction:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Disney's Hollywood Studios Attractions

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!

Once you redeem a selection on the day of your park visit, you can choose another multi pass experience from either group.

If you have valid admission with the Park Hopper option, you can choose a multi pass experience in a different theme park.

Single Pass Attractions (Not Included with the Multi Pass)

A Lightning Lane Single Pass can be purchased for the following attraction:

  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Disney's Animal Kingdom Attractions

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
  • Na'vi River Journey

After redeeming your first selection that day, you can choose another multi pass experience.

If you have valid admission with the Park Hopper option, you can choose a multi pass experience in a different theme park.

Single Pass Attractions (Not Included with the Multi Pass)

A Lightning Lane Single Pass can be purchased for the following attraction:

  • Avatar Flight of Passage

Lighting Lane Multi Pass and Lightning Lane Single Pass FAQ

How do the new Lightning Lane passes differ from Disney Genie+ service and individual Lightning Lane entry?

For theme park visits beginning July 24, 2024, Lightning Lane Multi Pass will replace Disney Genie+ service, and Lightning Lane Single Pass will replace individual "à la carte" Lightning Lane entry. Starting July 24, you can purchase Lightning Lane passes and make selections days in advance of your arrival.

How much do Lightning Lane passes cost?

Prices for Lightning Lane Multi Passes vary by date and theme park. Prices for Lightning Lane Single Passes vary by date and attraction.

Does a Lightning Lane Multi Pass include access to Lightning Lane Single Pass attractions?

No. When you purchase a Lightning Lane Multi Pass, you can choose from a variety of eligible multi pass attractions and experiences. For single pass attractions, Lightning Lane entry is only available with the purchase of a Lightning Lane Single Pass.

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 your travel party for the same day in a single transaction (subject to eligibility).

After you purchase Lightning Lane passes for your first day, can you purchase a Lightning Lane pass or passes for another eligible park day?

Yes.

Are standby lines still an option?

Yes, traditional standby lines are still available at most attractions and experiences. From time to time, a virtual queue—accessible via the My Disney Experience app—may be used for a limited number of our 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 a Multi Pass and a Single Pass on the same day?

Yes. You may purchase one Lightning Lane Multi Pass (which allows you to hold up to 3 Lightning Lane Multi Pass selections at once) and/or up to 2 Lightning Lane Single Passes per day, 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 your selected experience at your scheduled arrival window. To redeem your selection, you'll tap in at the Lightning Lane entrance using a MagicBand, MagicBand+, Disney MagicMobile pass, Key to the World Card or ticket card that's linked to your valid theme park admission.

Can I experience an attraction more than once per day with Lightning Lane Multi Pass?

No. You are only able to select an experience once per day with Lightning Lane Multi Pass.

How long do I have to wait before I can select a new Lightning Lane Multi Pass attraction?

Lightning Lane Multi Pass selections can only be made one at a time. On the day of your park visit, once you redeem a selection, you can use the My Disney Experience app to check availability for another Lightning Lane Multi Pass experience—and add to your plans.

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

Yes. Lightning Lane Multi Pass selections can be modified (subject to availability) so that some members of your travel party can enjoy different multi pass experiences and/or arrival windows. Here's how:

  • When purchasing Lightning Lane Multi Passes for your travel party, you'll be prompted to select up to 3 multi pass attractions or experiences—which must be the same for each member of your travel party at that time.
  • After completing your purchase, you can modify the selected experiences and arrival windows for some members of your travel party, subject to availability.This gives your travel party flexibility—so you can share all the same Lightning Lane Multi Pass selections or enjoy different experiences.

I'm planning to visit more than one theme park in the same day. How do I make Lightning Lane Multi Pass selections for more than one park?

When you purchase a Lightning Lane Multi Pass for a theme park, you'll be prompted to choose up to 3 multi pass experiences and arrival windows 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 any Walt Disney World theme park (subject to availability), as long as you have a valid ticket with the Park Hopper option or an Annual Pass. The ability to visit another park is subject to the park's capacity limitations.

After I purchase Lightning Lane passes, where can I view and/or modify my selections?

To view and/or modify your selections, open the My Disney Experience app and tap on the Lightning Lane Passes.

I am an International Guest visiting Walt Disney World. Can I purchase Lighting Lane Pass before I arrive in the United States?

No. If you are an International guest visiting Walt Disney World from outside the United States, be aware that the new Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Lighting Lane Single Pass beginning July 24 will only be available for purchase once you are inside the U.S.A.

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GoofGoof13 hours ago

That is supposed to be the way it will work similar to FP+. Definitely for the first 3 reservations and the assumption is when you go to make 4 after using 1 you will still be able to pick any available return window so should make ADRs much easier to navigate around. We have to see it in action to be sure thats how the 4th reservation works.

DCLcruiser13 hours ago

Unless something has changed, G+ mostly showed the next available time. This made it difficult to plan dining. FP+ would allow you to book a ride at different times of day. This would allow you to keep a 2-hour open window for a reservation, while you had a ride scheduled for after your meal. I can't recall if LLMP is any different. I hope they bring back the ability to search for afternoon times in the AM.

ToTBellHop13 hours ago

I liken CRT to a VERY expensive Chuck E. Cheese’s. Where an Adult Can Be a Kid© We went to WDW for our honeymoon in 2009 and we ate at CRT. We weren’t offended about kids being in there. I actually wasn’t all that aware of anyone besides my wife in the room. We also ate at California Grill. There were kids there but fewer (and well behaved).

Purduevian13 hours ago

FYI the following are the only restaurants with a dress code above the standard theme park dress code: California Grill Citricos Flying Fish Il Mulino New York Trattoria Jiko Monsieur Paul Narcoossee’s Shula’s Steakhouse Takumi-Tei Todd English’s bluezoo Topolino’s Terrace — Flavors of the Riviera Yachtsman Steakhouse Victoria & Albert’s Personally, I don't see an issue with anyone bringing any young children into any WDW restaurant not listed above. The above list is where I would expect only children that can be well behaved and sit through a sit down meal. The nicest restaurant I personally took a <1 year old was Wine Bar George and that is a more "adult" themed restaurant than CRT. All of this started because of the discussion if G+ was hampering sit down dinning at WDW. I think we will probably see the effects of LLMP vs G+ on dinning in a few weeks once the new system settles in.

JAB13 hours ago

Exactly. They just scheduled "7 days before, for arrival dates starting 7/24" and either didn't consider or didn't know that LL-MP booking isn't active for anyone until the 24th. Either way it shouldn't have happened. They should have done a one-time email blast on the 24th for everyone with dates from 24th-31st, and then turned on the auto 7-day emails on 8/1. It will be interesting to see if it keeps sending out new emails each day for the next week (and again on 21st for 3-day off-site guests), or if they actually fix it.

DCLcruiser13 hours ago

It's not about kids being there in general. It's about how they control themselves. Kids who are mature enough to sit down for a nice meal and not have a tantrum, or run around, are more than welcome. Just like at other more formal sit-down restaurants. Liken CRT to a themed tea-time. It's supposed to be sophisticated, yet whimsical. Not a loud free-for-all. A lot of the kids there went to BBB and are dressed up in rather expensive clothes. It's all part of the overall ambiance, which lends itself to an elevated experience.

Fido Chuckwagon14 hours ago

They probably don’t mind getting engaged around children.

nickys14 hours ago

Someone certainly screwed up the implementation. Thought they could get some of the “administrative” parts of the system live ahead of time without checking the scheduling requirements.

JAB14 hours ago

Oof. Not good. :facepalm: I'm guessing the scheduled emails are handled by a different team than the LL devs because this is exactly the kind of thing that happens when multiple different teams work on different parts of a system and they don't properly coordinate or communicate requirements.

nickys14 hours ago

We posted at the same time! No to pre-booking ahead of the 24th. That’s the date the new system starts and the pre-booking system goes live!

Chip Chipperson14 hours ago

It's also Prime Day here in the US, so there are deals to be had on computer accessories.

nickys14 hours ago

It could also be because Disney managed to send out emails to those with stays on 24th, telling them they could prebook starting today. 🤦🏽‍♀️ They’re now sending out corrected emails to everyone. Not a good look! 😎

Rob56214 hours ago

So today is +7 from go-live date of the new system. I may have missed it in the flurry of posts, but does that mean hotel guests can start booking for next week? Or is it just going to be a straight switch over next week and the first few days will be a jumble? -Rob

ToTBellHop15 hours ago

Exactly. Pinocchio’s Village Haus is where I used to frequent before kids. They have tables against the glass obviously meant for adults who want to watch the small world boats before heading over to Dumbo.