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  • On Apr 22, 2022
    Christin from AZ Asked

    I see that I can add Genie+ the day of my park visit, once I get into the park. I'm staying at Disneyland hotel, does that count as being in the park and will I be able to add Genie+ from my hotel room, or do I have to be inside Disneyland's gates?

    Hey howdy hey, Christin! Welcome to planDisney!

    I’m so excited for your summertime visit to the Happiest Place on Earth… it will be here before you know it!

    I recently harnessed the cosmic power of Disney Genie+ Service, and I was amazed at the number of attractions my group was able to get through in just a few hours! So, I can’t wait for you to experience its magic soon, too. In order to add Genie+ to your theme park ticket, you'll need to be inside Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park, so unfortunately you won’t be able to activate it from the Disneyland Hotel

    Here’s how it works: First, you’ll want to make sure you have the Disneyland app downloaded on your mobile device. As soon as your tickets are scanned into either theme park, open your app, and from your home screen, tap on the three lines in the lower right corner. Select “My Genie Day” and look for “Get Disney Genie+ for Today.” Now, tap “Get Disney Genie+ Service,” and you’ll be prompted to select which tickets are eligible to add Genie+ for that day. Simply select the tickets you’d like to add the service to, and off you go!

    As soon as this transaction is complete, you can go ahead and book your first Lightning Lane. Choose from about 19 attractions between the two theme parks (if you have Park Hopper tickets). Just keep in mind that you won’t be able to “hop” to the other park until after 1:00 PM. Also, don’t forget that there are currently three attractions not included in Genie+, including Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure, and Radiator Springs Racers. These attractions can be purchased as Individual Lightning Lanes, and you can purchase up to two of them per day. 

    Last but not least, don’t forget about my favorite Genie+ perk -- it includes unlimited downloads of your Disney PhotoPass photos from the day! Be sure to look for PhotoPass opportunities on select attractions and at dining locations, too. 

    I hope this information helps you make the most of your Disney Genie+ experience, Christin! Head on back with any other questions you may have… we’re all EARs! 

    See ya’ real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Greetings from sunny California! I live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder (and now a Magic Key Passholder) for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids ages 5-10, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! Learn More About Kristin

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