Wow, Disney Genie it has certainly brought us A LOT of news this week.
We have been breaking the free Genie deals, el Genie + Fastpass replacement system, and the not including individually selected attractions. Add a lot of nuanced rules about how the system works and things have become quite complex. You may have heard that you can only select one Genie + Lightning Lane at a time … but that is not entirely true.
In fact, there is a way to book more than one Genie + Lightning Lane at a time due to complicated rule of 120 minutes. Basically, when booking Lightning Lanes, you can book a new one after using the first one Or after cooling for 120 minutes.
Therefore, if you book a Lightning Lane more than two hours away, you can book another one while you are first activated.
For example, suppose you book at 5:00 Peter Pan’s Flight Lightning Lane at 10:00. Then you will get a cooling of 120 minutes. So at 12 noon, two hours after you’ve selected, you can do another Lightning Lane option while keeping Peter Pan’s Lightning Lane. This means you have two active Lightning Lanes on your itinerary at the same time.
Once the 120-minute cooling time has elapsed, the first Lightning Lane you booked exists separately from the new Lightning Lane bookings you make. So Peter Pan’s flight is maintained and you have a new Lightning Lane slot that follows the same rules as when you initially booked; to book another one, you’ll need to use your new Lightning Lane or wait for another two-hour cooling.
We have also observed that times can overlap with this facet, unlike the Fastpass + system, where they could not be had at the same time. Please note that Genie + will only allow you to book the next available return time for a trip, so you cannot select only late return times to stack all your trips at the end of the day.
But if there is time available later, you are out of luck, you have to wait for this two-hour cooling period to continue booking more. We were able to stack three Genie + Lightning Lanes as our first two were reserved for later time slots, we only had to wait 120 minutes twice.
In theory, you can stack as many attractions as two-hour time blocks on a park day, but we still recommend that you take the previous Genie + return times, so you don’t have to wait for those cooling periods. You can do a lot with Genie + in two hours.
So yes, you can stack Lightning Lanes, but it won’t necessarily help you do more in a day. As always, keep an eye out for DFB for the latest Genie tips and updates.
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