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  • On Mar 8, 2024
    Michelle 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.

    Can you buy Genie+ in advance of your Disneyland reservation date? When can you request your first lightning lane? Do you have to wait till day of once you’re in the park?

    Hi there, Michelle!

    Thanks for bringing your great question to us here at planDisney. I hope you’re looking forward to visiting the Disneyland Resort…your pixie-dusted trip is almost here!

    Disney Genie+ service is available for purchase in one of two ways. The first option is before your trip as an add-on when buying your theme park ticket. If you didn’t purchase it at that time, you may be able to purchase it separately through the Disneyland mobile app (pending availability) after entering Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park. If you purchase Disney Genie+ in advance, you can make your first Lightning Lane selection right after entering a theme park on the day of your visit.

    To add Disney Genie+ on the day you will explore the parks, open the Disneyland mobile app after your ticket is scanned at the main entrance. You should see a banner on the 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” and then click “Get Disney Genie+ Service.” You’ll then select your park ticket and the tickets for any other Guests in your group who will use Disney Genie+ that day as long as they have already entered a theme park. After your purchase is complete, you’ll be able to dive right in and select your first Lightning Lane return time for the attraction of your choice!

    I hope this answers your questions, Michelle, and that your visit to the Happiest Place on Earth is pixie-dusted to perfection! Please don’t hesitate to write back if you need any other advice or assistance.

    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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