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  • On Jan 28, 2024
    Harleyann from IN 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 booked my hotel for Mar 31-April 1 with park tickets included for 3 of those days. On my Disney experience app it says “this is not a reservation” above my hotel stay. Since my tickets are date based, I thought I didn’t need a reservation, is this right?

    Hi Harleyann. It's so nice that you stopped by our little corner of the internet. It's National Plan for Vacation Day and I'm happy to help you...well, plan your vacation!

    When you are in the "My Disney Genie Day" section of the My Disney Experience mobile app, especially the "My Day" section, the Disney Genie Service will often suggest things for you to reserve and do. Underneath those suggestions, there is usually a disclaimer that says "This is not a reservation" or "These are not reservations." This is usually so that Guests understand that these suggestions aren't actual reservations and that if they'd like to take these suggestions, they'd have to make those reservations themselves. It is likely a coincidence that this message is right above your hotel stay. As long as you have valid theme park admission that has a specific window of dates for which you can use them (that you selected when you purchased them), you should not need a Theme Park Reservation at this time!

    I just love using the Disney Genie Service. I always tell it my interests and what I want to accomplish to get a customized itinerary just for me. And I also love that I get the option to purchase the Disney Genie+ Service for access to shorter waits in the Lightning Lanes, Individual Lightning Lanes for shorter waits at the most popular rides at the Walt Disney World Resort, a combination of both...or none of the above! It's like eating à la carte at my favorite restaurant. I am in control and get to decide what I want to purchase and what I don't. But no matter what, the standard (and free!) Disney Genie Service will give me some great tips and suggestions. And that's pretty powerful!

    Harleyann, best wishes on your amazing vacation. Please reach out directly to me with any other questions that you may have!

    You ain't never had a friend like me,
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Well hello there! I'm Matt and I'm a Disney-loving husband, teacher, and uncle from New Jersey. You can often find me tasting my way around an EPCOT festival, rope-dropping Magic Kingdom Park, or conquering all of the Disney Mountains. I can't wait to help you reach out and find your happily ever after on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Matt

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