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  • On Sep 17, 2023
    Sumana from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When can you book your first ride using Genie+ Lightning Lane if you are staying at Disneyland hotel? 7am or 7:30am (upon entry into the park)?

    Hello there Sumana, welcome to planDisney!  How exciting that your trip to the "Happiest Place on Earth" is coming up soon!  

    We love the convenience of purchasing Disney Genie+ Service and having access to Lightning Lane selections and shorter wait times.  It is a must for my family each visit!  If you purchased Disney Genie+ Service when you purchased your theme park tickets, you can open up your Disneyland app as soon as you scan your tickets into the parks and navigate to the "Tip Board".  From there you'll be able to make your first Lightning Lane selection.  If you need to purchase Disney Genie+ Service that morning, that is no problem!  As soon as you enter the parks and scan your tickets, you can open up the Disneyland app and purchase then. 

    I love that you're planning on taking advantage of early entry for Disneyland Resort Hotel Guests, I cannot recommend it enough!  On my most recent visit, we were able to get so much accomplished in those early morning hours, but I always booked my first Lightning Lane selection (usually for Indiana Jones Adventure or Toy Story Midway Mania!) as soon as we entered the parks to take full advantage of the service.  

    Another tip that I use is to set an alarm on my phone for when I'm able to make my next Lightning Lane selection.  It's so easy to get caught up in the magic of the day and the time with family, so the alarm always keeps me on track and ensures that I maximize the use of the service throughout the day!  

    Sumana, I hope this information was helpful for your upcoming trip!  The Disneyland Hotel is one of my favorite hotels, I know that you and your family will have a wonderful stay.  If we can help with any other questions, please come back and ask!

    Have a magical day,
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Meet the Panelist: Melissa, Illinois

Hello friends!  I'm Melissa, a lifetime Disney fanatic from Illinois.  My husband and I have enjoyed the Disney Parks since our younger years and it's even more special for us now to share with our two young children.  The Disneyland Resort is truly our Happiest Place on Earth, and I cannot wait to help make the trip for your family the most magical! Learn More About Melissa

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