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  • On Feb 9, 2023
    Kristin from WA 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 am coming with a large group, so no control of Reservations. When I get to the park on the first day can I buy the Genie+ and Lightning lanes for the next 2 days right then? Or do I have to do it each day?

    Hiya, Kristin!

    I’m excited to see you are planning on filling your days at The Happiest Place on Earth with a lot of magic. That’s just what you get when you take advantage of the complimentary Disney Genie service as well as the optional Disney Genie+ add-on and à la carte individual Lightning Lanes.

    For theme park tickets that don’t already have the Disney Genie+ entitlement included, you may only add on Genie+ one day at a time and after using the ticket to enter a park each day. The same prerequisite applies for purchasing individual Lightning Lanes, which can be purchased whether or not the ticket has Genie+ added. The good news is that if you enter a park before the scheduled park opening time, you may begin purchasing Genie+ and booking Lightning Lane return times even before the park opens. That includes when Guests are allowed entrance to Main Street, U.S.A. or Buena Vista Street for the so-called “rope drop” before park opening and early entry as a Guest of one of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels.

    After you use your ticket to enter one of the theme parks, you can tap the “Purchase” button in the Genie+ section of the Disneyland mobile app’s home screen. You can also find the purchase option from the “My Genie Day” and “Tip Board” screens found on the app’s ☰ feature menu. To purchase an individual Lightning Lane for attractions not included with Genie+, find the attraction you wish to experience on the Tip Board screen and tap the “LL Individual Lightning Lane” button if the offered time works with your plans. The Tip Board is also where you will go to book Genie+ Lightning Lane return times.

    Tony’s Tip: If you have Park Hopper tickets, you may also book Lightning Lane return times for the opposite park from where you have your starting theme park reservation. The return times you reserve in the opposite park must be for 11:00 AM or later. You may book up to two à la carte Lightning Lane return times each day. And you may book one Genie+ Lightning Lane at a time. However, if the return time for a Genie+ Lightning Lane is for more than two hours later, you may book another attraction after 120 minutes. I recommend setting a timer on your phone to remind you to book that additional Lightning Lane to maximize the magic!

    I hope you have a magical time, Kristin!

    ~Tony
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Meet the Panelist: Tony, Utah

Coming to you from the Beehive State, I’m a Disney-loving dad and husband, buzzing with excitement to share advice and tips for making your Disneyland Resort vacation as magical as possible! I’m excited to help you discover the storytelling magic of the “Happiest Place on Earth!” Learn More About Tony

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