The Top Lightning Lane Passes in Each Walt Disney World Park

The Top Lightning Lane Passes in Each Walt Disney World Park

Walt Disney World vacation can be made close to perfect with the right planning. And a good ride strategy can go far to make sure you’re not spending your vacation waiting in lines. But which Lightning Lane Passes are really worth it? Here are our best suggestions across all four parks at Walt Disney World.

If you’re staying on property as a Disney Resort, you get Early Theme Park Entry access for an additional 30 minutes every morning of your stay. Maximize this time by figuring out a Disney Ride Strategy for the rides you want to experience most. Get started by accessing the My Disney Experience App and exploring the Disney Genie section of the app. From here you can choose two paths. 

  1. Individiual Lightning Lane selections require a payment per ride, and select rides are included. Prices vary throughout the day. 
  2. Disney Genie Plus service includes 2 Lightning Lane selections, with a required 120 minute break between rides. 

Magic Kingdom

  • Snow White’s Mine Ride 
  • Peter Pan’s Flight 
  • Space Mountain

But, really, there are so many rides in Magic Kingdom that you may just want to stick with your favorites. Other Lightning Lane Pass worthy attractions are Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Haunted Mansion and Jungle Cruise.

Hollywood Studios

  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Rise fo the Resistance
  • Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Milennium Falcon Smugglers Run


  • Frozen Ever After 
  • Test Track
  • Soarin’
  • Mission: Space

Remember Remy’s Rataotuille Adventure is part of the Boarding Pass Virtual Queue system

Animal Kingdom

  • Avatar Flight of Passage
  • Na’vi River Journey
  • Expedition Everest
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris

Lightning Lane Pass Strategy at Walt Disney World
No matter which FastPasses you score before your vacation, always remember to check the My Disney Experience App the day you’re in the parks for your favorite rides. If you find you do have to wait in a line, try for meal times. While everyone else is eating lunch or dinner you can often get through the lines faster. While Disney isn’t supposed to feel chaotic, without the right planning, it can often feel overwhelming. Your best bet is to plan ahead, book your rides and just show up to enjoy your vacation! 

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