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  • On Jan 31, 2022
    Diana from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How does buying Genie+ for the day (not entire trip) work for large groups on separate reservations? Can I buy Genie+ the morning of for everyone? Or will everyone have to buy their own on the day of, then at 7am we book our Lightning Lanes? Thanks!

    Greetings Diana!

    Welcome back to planDisney with a great planning question. I am so excited to hear that your magical vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort is a little more than a month away. I love to see that you will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary with a grand gathering of friends and family.

    Disney Genie+ will give you the power to plan the perfect Disney day. Anyone that you will be purchasing the Disney Genie+ service in your travel party must have a valid theme park ticket and a Theme Park Pass reservation linked to their My Disney Experience account. Everyone must also be connected to your “My Family & Friends” list in My Disney Experience.

    If someone from your group is missing from your family & friends list, now is the time to invite them to connect. You can add a Guest to your list online or in the My Disney Experience mobile app. Scroll down to the bottom of your “My Family & Friends” list until you see “+ Add a Guest.” If you know their reservation information, you can enter the confirmation number and the last name on the reservation to locate them. Otherwise, I recommend entering their full name as listed on their account, and their email. Click the “Invite this Guest to connect” button. Once they accept your invitation, you will be able to share your plans with them as well as purchase and make Genie+ selections for them. You can purchase Disney Genie+ on the day of use. However, I would suggest completing your purchase no later than 6:45 AM, so you are ready to make your first Lightning Lanes selections promptly at 7:00 AM.

    I hope this helps with your planning the most magical vacation ever! If you have any more questions before you embark on your exciting adventure, please come back and visit us again here at planDisney.

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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