Running a bit early or late for your Lightning Lane reservation at Disney World? No worries. Like FastPass+, Lightning Lane offers a grace period buffer outside of your reserved time slot. The Lightning Lane grace period lets guests be 5 minutes early or 15 minutes late to their Lightning Lane reservation. If you have a Haunted Mansion Lightning Lane timeslot for 12 pm – 1 pm, that means your actual window is 11:55 am – 1:15 pm. This extra 20 minutes can help you plan accordingly if you have overlapping reservations.

This applies to both Genie+ Lightning Lane and Individual Lightning Lane Selections.

If you are running more than 5 minutes early or 15 minutes late for your Lightning Lane reservation, talk to the cast member stationed at the Lightning Lane entrance. In our experience, if you explain your situation politely, they will usually be accommodating, but this is not guaranteed.