Here is an example of the current rules:
- 7:00 – The first Lightning Lane (LL1) has been booked for 1:00
- 11:00 – (2 hours after the park is open) A second Lightning Lane (LL2) has been booked for 12:00
- 12:00 – Entered LL2
- 12:02: Since the last Lightning Lane reservation (LL2) was used, LL3 has been reserved for 1:30
- 1:00 – Entered LL1
- 1:02 – Cannot book a fourth Lightning Lane (LL4)
- 1:30 – Entered LL3
- 1:33: Since the last Lightning Lane (LL3) reservation was used, the LL4 has been booked for 6:00
- 3:33 – 2 hours after booking LL4 I booked LL5 for 6:30.
The claims on social media that Disney is now preventing “stacking” are incorrect. The term stacking is an abbreviation for holding several Lightning Lane reserves at once. The example above shows that LL1 and LL2 are stacked after 11 and that LL4 and LL5 are stacked after 3:33.
Stacking is a good strategy, especially if you are jumping in the park. You can tour your first park and continue picking up Lightning Lanes for your afternoon parks. On the right is “My Day” where I started at Magic Kingdom, but I have all my Lightning Lanes reservations for EPCOT and Hollywood Studios.
Designing a sitting-light Lightning Lane strategy at home with a spreadsheet is much easier than implementing it in parks. I found that having a specific homepage on my phone helped me. All I needed was a screen. I have a section to save notes. A section for time. A timer so I can know when my 2 hours have passed so I can book another Lightning Lane reservation. And finally links to applications.
Future genius adjustments
I look forward to seeing more improvements to the Disney app. I hope Disney improves the “My Day” tab. It was hard for me to find the Lightning Lane reservations I had already made. There was too much information that I didn’t care about. The image on the right is “My Day” after telling Genie he was going to park. Can you find my Lightning Lane reservations? Currently, the return time of Lightning Lane available on the “Dashboard” often changes once you select the attraction. The “Suggestion Board” has an option to “Add a guest” to a current Lightning Lane booking, but when I tried to add a guest, it gave a different return time than the original Lightning Lane booking .
The current behavior of adding additional Lightning Lane reservations seems to work as originally intended. Internet detectives realized that the current rules are vague and no longer specifically mention 120 minutes.
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