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  • On Mar 3, 2022
    Bryan 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.

    I already bought tickets to disneyland on March 12th (hopper). We decided to add the disney genie + service. How do I do it?

    Aloha, Bryan! E komo mai and mahalo for visiting planDisney. I am excited to hEAR you have a trip coming up very soon to the Happiest Place on Earth. 

    I am happy to help you let Genie out of his lamp. First, make sure you have the Disneyland mobile app downloaded on your phone. Also, make sure you have linked all the tickets for your party in advance, so it’s easier to manage the Disney Genie+ selections for your entire party together. Once you have entered through the turnstile, you will be able to add Genie+. In the app, go to the home page and tap “My Genie Day.” Under the “My Day” tab, you’ll see a purple section close to the top labeled “Take Today to the Next Level” and just beneath that is a link to “Get Disney Genie+ for Today.” Click on that and you’ll be able to select the members of your party for whom you’d like to purchase the service.

    If I may, let me give you a few more tips to make the most out of Genie+. I call these my Magic Carpet Top 5! 

    1. You will have access to Lightning Lanes for 19 attractions across the two theme parks. You can pick one Lightning Lane per attraction per day. For example, you can use the Lightning Lane for Space Mountain only once in a day, but you could opt to use the standby queue if you want to ride it again.

    2. There are three attractions not included in Genie+ - these have Individual Lightning Lanes you can purchase ‘a la carte’ per ride, with or without Genie+. These Individual Lightning Lanes can be purchased for up to two different attractions each day, so plan accordingly because you can’t do all three Individual Lightning Lane attractions in a single day. 

    3. The easiest way to find available Lightning Lane windows is in the Disneyland mobile app under the Tip Board. As you scroll down, for the attractions that have Lightning Lanes, you'll see "LL Disney Genie+" with a link to "Book Experience."

    4. You can make your next selection immediately after your current selection has been redeemed. And, if it’s been more than 120 minutes from the time you made the selection, even if your current selection’s arrival window hasn’t started, you can make a new selection. Example: at 9:00 a.m. you made a Lightning Lane selection for Incredicoaster, for which the arrival window starts at 1:00 p.m.. At 11:00 a.m., you can make another Lightning Lane selection, even though you haven’t redeemed your Incredicoaster Lightning Lane yet. Pro tip from my daughter - set a timer on your phone to remind you when to make your next selection!

    5. Only at Disneyland Resort, Genie+ gives you complimentary access to Disney PhotoPass for the day. This is a huge perk for me because I love capturing photos throughout the parks. When you link attraction photos as well as those taken by Disney PhotoPass Photographers, you’ll have access to unlimited digital downloads for the day. Be sure to ask the photographer about taking a Magic Shot which includes special effects or character surprises - they are so fun!

    I hope this helps you release the phenomenal cosmic power of Genie+! Your magic carpet ride awaits.

    Mahalo nui loa,

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Meet the Panelist: Kamini, California

Greetings from the Golden State! Like Elastigirl, I am a committed wife and mom, resourceful, passionate, and will stretch to any length for my loved ones! Two of my favorite places to spend time with my family are Disneyland Resort, and Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. Being there is a treat for all the senses - the amazing sights, sounds, aromas, and flavors make us smile from ear to ear. I have decades of magical Disney moments woven into my heart, and I can't wait to share the magic with you! Learn More About Kamini

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