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  • On Mar 17, 2023
    Susan from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do we buy genie plus in advance

    Susan,

    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    Purchasing Genie+ is something you do on the day that you want the service. It is not something you can purchase days or even weeks in advance. You can buy for just select days of your trip or for each park day of your visit, it is totally up to you. In the past I have told friends to purchase it around 7 am that morning, right before they would make their first attraction selection. However, you can actually purchase the service starting just after midnight on that date. You will still have to wait until 7 am to make that first ride selection.

    While you cannot purchase Genie+ days ahead of time, you can purchase it before you physically arrive at Walt Disney World, on the day of use. This is great if you are driving into Orlando early in the morning and want to make that first attraction selection. The purchase may not work outside the States, but since you are coming from North Carolina you should be more than fine. 

    BONUS TIP #1
    While this happens infrequently, Genie+ can sell out for a date. If having the service is something you find to be crucial, consider staying up the night before to secure it right at 12:01 AM, as you move over to the day in question.

    BONUS TIP #2
    Make sure you have your My Disney Experience App downloaded on your phone and set up well ahead of time. That is where you are going to purchase Disney Genie+, as well as select your attractions. The purchase option will show up on the home page of the app and should be easy to find and fulfill.

    Please feel free to write me back directly if you have any follow-up questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

    Doug

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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

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