large family coming out of Cinderella Castle; multigenerational; boys
  • On Jun 11, 2024
    Claire from Devon Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Am I able to buy Genie+ in advance of my wdw trip and make a selection in advance? I much prefer being planned in advance where possible! Many thanks

    Hey Howdy Hey Claire and welcome to planDisney!

    While there are many fun things to do and look forward to while on holiday at the Walt Disney World Resort, planning your trip is half of it! Hello fellow planner and thank you for your question about the advanced purchase of Genie+ for your upcoming holiday. I will be happy to give you more information on this process. 

    I will agree with you Claire, the planner in me loves to put together a plan for an epic holiday far in advance and have the actual experience with less work and more enjoyment. I am sorry to say that currently Genie+ can only be purchased on the day of your Theme Park Experience. You can purchase Genie+ starting at midnight on the day of your visit and your first Lightning Lane selection can be made starting at 7:00 AM. You will have your next opportunity for Lightning Lane selections starting either 2 hours after the park officially opens to the public or after you redeem your first selection. 

    The biggest thing you can do in advance is plan out your strategy! Make sure you know which parks you intend to visit on which days. Plan out your times to arrive and depart as well as your top "Must Do" attractions. Don't forget that if you are staying with the Disney Resorts Collection, you will have access to Early Theme Park Entry to get into the parks 30 minutes before the general public. Consider this while planning your "Must Do" list and which ones you want to save for Lightning Lanes. 

    I can talk strategy of the Theme Park experience all day as there are so many options! If you have any further questions about strategy or planning you can feel free to reach back out and let us know, we are always happy to help!

    To Infinity and Beyond, 

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Hey howdy hey, I’m Nick! My happy place will always be Walt Disney World Resort and is where we call “Home”, but we do vacation exclusively in Cincinnati, Ohio for most of the year. My happily ever after is shared with my 3 girls, my beautiful wife and my career in Physical Therapy. I love any excuse to talk about Walt Disney World Resort and am so excited to help you discover the Magic of the Resort. Learn More About Nick

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