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  • On Mar 21, 2024
    Irene from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! Do I have to buy Genie+ each day of my trip or is there a way to buy it in advance for the whole trip?

    Welcome back to planDisney, Irene! I'm excited to see you making plans for another visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth! You ain't never had a friend like me, Irene, and I'm glad to chat with you about all things Genie+ to help you utilize this service to its maximum phenomenal cosmic power! Let's get started!

    Disney Genie+ Service is available as a daily add-on and is available for purchase each day starting at midnight. For my family, we usually opt to purchase this service around 6:45 AM EST rather than staying up late; this way we can complete the purchase before making our first selection for the day right at the 7 AM opening time! Remember when using this service, you can make your second selection for the day two hours after the selected park's opening time or immediately after you have scanned into your first selection, whichever occurs first! Once you have made your second selection, the general rule of waiting two hours or immediately after your most recent selection has been redeemed will be in play! 

    If that sounds like a lot to keep track of, the Genie will also have a reminder of your next available booking time on the Tip Board in your My Disney Experience mobile app to keep you on track. He's in the business of granting as many wishes as he can throughout the day, so be sure to set an alarm a few minutes before your next booking time so you'll be on the app and ready to go right on time! This is the best way to maximize the service and minimize your wait times all day long!

    Irene, I also want to remind you that if you're planning to try to secure a boarding group in a Virtual Queue for either TRON Lightcycle/Run or Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, this process also opens at 7 AM EST, and the best strategy is to secure this booking first and then make your first Genie+ selection. If you're also purchasing Individual Lightning Lanes outside of Genie+, make that your third priority if you are staying as a Guest at a Disney Resort Hotel; otherwise, book those Individual Lightning Lanes once the selected park has opened for the day!

    I hope this information is helpful as you navigate the magical power you'll have directly at your fingertips on your upcoming visit! If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to come on back and ask us again - we're always happy to help!

    See you real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Alison, Louisiana

I'm Alison - a wife, mom, and teacher from New Orleans, LA. My first childhood visit to the Walt Disney World Resort sparked a lifelong love of this magical place, and I still find magic in both the new and nostalgic on each visit! I understand the changing dynamics of planning a practically perfect vacation; no matter how large your group is or what your interests are, I look forward to helping you create magical memories and discover unique experiences to make them even more enchanting! Learn More About Alison

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