Beauty and the Beast Topiary at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival; France
  • On Mar 16, 2024
    Linda from KY 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 four one-day passes for EPCOT online. Purchased on Sunday 3/10, visiting EPCOT on Thursday 4/18. Is it too late to use your planning services? I’m completely confused by whether we should add to our purchase with Genie+, or FastPass. Thanks.

    Magical Greetings, Linda! Thank you for visiting us at planDisney, and for your questions today! Just like Jiminy Cricket, I am happy "to be your guide!"

    Are you ready for a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort? EPCOT is my favorite theme park, and I hope you enjoy all the bloomin' magic at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival! There are many fun things to do, such as Garden Graze, Spike Bee's Pollen-Nation Exploration Scavenger Hunt, and all the fun attractions to experience! Of course, this can sound like a lot of information, which is why Disney Genie Service was created! Genie generates a personalized itinerary based on your character and attraction preferences. You can view wait times, order food using Mobile Order, and make dining reservations using the virtual queue! With Genie, you will feel like you have "phenomenal cosmic power!". 

    Now, let's talk Disney Genie+! This service can be purchased on the day of your visit, beginning at 7 AM. With Genie+, you can skip the long lines in the standby queues and opt for the Lightning Lane queues, which are shorter. Once you redeem your Lightning Lane reservation, you can begin making a new reservation, OR if it has been 2 hours since making your last reservation. I like using Genie+ because the wait times are smaller. You can also purchase Individual Lightning Lane queues for the most popular attractions, such as Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. You can purchase up to two Individual Lightning Lane experiences per day; one at a time. I also recommend purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane for Guardians. On my visit to Walt Disney World last year, I purchased my Guardians pass first, then immediately made my Lightning Lane reservation for Remy's Ratatouille Adventure after. 

    Linda, I hope all of this information was useful today! Thank you again for visiting planDisney. If you have additional questions, remember: "You've got a friend in me!". I am always happy to help!

    Magic Awaits,

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