Disneyland Resort Mickey and Minnie Holidays parade; Christmas tree; Christmas apparel
  • On Oct 4, 2023
    To uyen 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.

    I just bought 2 day tickets for December 26th and 27th and genie + so that we could use the lightning lane. I meant to buy the genie + service for just the lightning lame access. I am confused what the difference between genie + and genie + service.

    Hey there To Uyen, welcome to planDisney!  We're so glad you stopped by with your great planning question.  

    How exciting that you have a trip coming up during the merriest time of year!  What a smart move by you to purchase Disney Genie+ Service in advance.  Holiday Time at the Disneyland Resort will definitely have higher crowds, and I love that you already have Disney Genie+ Service secured for you and your family.

    You may have heard of Disney Genie Service, which is a free planning tool in the Disneyland app.  Disney Genie will help build a personalized itinerary for you based on your preferences for attractions, entertainment, and dining, and you can set your preferences in the app prior to your trip.  

    Disney Genie+ and Disney Genie+ Service are the same service!  If you purchase Disney Genie+ Service with your tickets, then you will have access to Lightning Lane selections for select attractions.  Lightning Lane entrances truly save time with access to shorter wait times!  As soon as you scan into the parks for the day, you'll be able to open up your Disneyland app and make your first Lightning Lane selection.  There are certain attractions such as Radiator Springs Racers that offer Individual Lightning Lane selections that can be purchased separately from Disney Genie+ Service.  

    I do recommend making your first Lightning Lane selection as soon as you enter either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park.  We love to secure Lightning Lane selections for Indiana Jones Adventure in Disneyland Park and Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! in Disney California Adventure Park since those attractions are very popular selections.  The Disneyland app will be a great resource for you, you can navigate to the "Tip Board" to see when you can make your next Lightning Lane selection as well as attraction wait times.  

    I'm wishing you and your family a wonderful trip to the "Merriest Place on Earth!"  If you think of any other questions we can help with, please come back to planDisney.  

    Have a magical day!
    Melissa
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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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