Radiator Springs night with Lightning McQueen and Mater
  • On May 25, 2024
    Miari Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    what is the best way to not que for a long time for rides?

    Hello, Miari! 

    Welcome, and thanks for bringing a question to us at planDisney. I’m happy to hear you’re planning a visit to the Disneyland Resort this summer! 

    Check out Disney Genie+ service, which allows you to select arrival windows for Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane entrances at select attractions in Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park to reduce your time spent waiting in line. The amount of time until your arrival window is based on the length of the current stand-by wait for each attraction, but you get to spend most of that time exploring other attractions, entertainment, or dining throughout the park! It’s the best way to make the most of your day.

    There are two ways to purchase Disney Genie+, Miari. The first is as an add-on option when buying your theme park ticket. If you already have your ticket and didn’t purchase the service at that time, you may be able to buy it separately through the Disneyland mobile app (pending availability) after entering either theme park. To add Disney Genie+ on the day you visit, open the Disneyland mobile app after your ticket is scanned at the main entrance of a theme park. You should see a banner on the home screen advertising Disney Genie+ with a “Purchase” button. If you don’t see this, click the three stacked lines icon near the bottom right of your screen and then select the tile that reads “Rides, Shows & Lightning Lane Entry.” Tap “Purchase for Today to Save Time Waiting in Line,” scroll to the bottom of the page, and then click “Get Disney Genie+ Service.” After your purchase is complete, you’ll be able to dive right in and select your first Lightning Lane return time for an attraction! 

    I hope this helps you plan, Miari, and that your visit to the Happiest Place on Earth is a dream come true! Please write back if you have more questions before your vacation begins.

    Wishing you magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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