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  • On Sep 13, 2022
    Jennifer from WI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Will we be able to book Genie+ ride prior to activating military tickets? Staying at Disney Resort have early access but need to go to guest services prior to entrance. And the 7am genie time is prior to opening so our tickets won't be activated yet

    Hiya Jennifer,

    Thanks for bringing your thoughtful question about planning your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation to planDisney. Disney Military Salute Tickets offer star-spangled savings on theme park tickets for Eligible Service Members and their friends and families. Thank you for your family's service; let's dig into some Disney details. 

    Requirements for booking your first Genie+ Lightning Lane selection are valid admission linked to your My Disney Experience account (that's your Disney Military Salute tickets), a theme park reservation, and Disney Genie+ service. Just like you were able to make theme park reservations without your military tickets being activated, you will have no problem purchasing Disney Genie+ service and booking your first Genie+ Lightning Lane attraction before your visit to Guest Relations. Disney Genie+ service can be purchased anytime after midnight on each park day via the Tip Board of your My Disney Experience mobile app (three small lines at the bottom right of the home page --> Tip Board). I recommend purchasing by 6:45 a.m. so you can book your first Lightning Lane attraction at 7:00 a.m. One person can purchase Disney Genie+ service and make Lightning Lane reservations for all members of your party as long as you're connected as Family and Friends

    I activated a Disney Military Salute ticket earlier this month and was also able to join the Virtual Queue for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT at 7:00 a.m. before my ticket was activated. The only thing you can't do before your ticket is activated is enter a theme park so let me reiterate Bryanna's recommendation for your party to arrive approximately one hour early on your first park day. Valid Military ID must be shown at the time of activation. 

    Plan magic; planDisney.

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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