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  • On Jun 14, 2022
    Grace from HI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are we able to get “genie+” for a little kid who doesn’t have his own smart phone? Ie., Husband and son want to use lightning program … but only husband has an iphone. Considering getting my son a smartwatch of somekind, does the genie+ work for that?

    Hello Grace,

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. Your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World is going to be filled with magical memories.

    As long as your son will be with you or your husband, there is no need for him to have a mobile device to enter Lightning Lanes using Genie+. As long as all of you are linked together in your My Disney Experience account, one person will be able to check in to a Lightning Lane for everyone in your party. You'll simply swipe through everyone's ticket at the Lightning Lane entrance point using your My Disney Experience App on your mobile device. It sounds complicated, but once a helpful Cast Member walks you through the process the first time, you'll realize it's fairly simple and quick.

    Another option would be to purchase a Magic Band for your child and link that to your account. Then he would be able to check in at the Lightning Lane check points on his own. While it's totally not necessary to have Magic Bands, they are fun to use and do make a great souvenir. In fact, even though I obviously have a smart phone and use it to make my Lightning Lane selections, I still like wearing a Magic Band for its convenience. You can purchase them at a discount prior to your vacation. 

    Hope this helps. Have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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