Guardians of the Galaxy at Night; EPCOT
  • On Jan 6, 2024
    Steven from PA 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 have 2 day park tickets as part of my package. Do I have to make reservations for particular parks? When do I purchase Genie+ and now can I make timed reservations for certain rides using Lightening Lane. The online information is vague.

    Hi Steven, and a warm welcome to planDisney. I appreciate you bringing us your questions, and I hope I can help clear things up. 

    If your tickets are date-specific, meaning you may only use them on particular days, then you don't need to make any Park Pass Reservations. You can verify your tickets in the My Disney Experience App or by contacting one of our knowledgeable Cast Members.

    Disney's Genie Service provides three levels of assistance for Guests looking to make the most of their time in the Parks. Everything is accessed through My Disney Experience; this impressive App can act as your planner, room key, and Park ticket. 

    The first level of Disney's Genie Service is the complimentary Genie service. You may enter your preferences (such as thrill rides) for the day, and it will create a unique suggested itinerary for your group. 

    Next up is Genie+. This purchased service gives you booking access to eligible Lightning Lanes. You may buy the service on the day of your visit on a per-park or multiple-park basis.

    The final purchase option in Disney's Genie service is Individual Lightning Lanes. You can buy a single access time for the Lightning Lane queue for the most popular rides, such as Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (my absolute favoured addition to Walt Disney World in recent years). You can find a list of all the eligible rides for this service online

    Let's say you want to buy Genie+ for Magic Kingdom Park. You can buy this service from 12am on the day of your visit. I recommend doing so before 7am, at which time you can select your first eligible Lightning Lane through My Disney Experience. You can make your next Genie+ Lightning Lane selection every 120 minutes (the exact time is displayed in My Disney Experience) or when you check in for your current selection, whichever occurs first.

    This may sound like a tricky process, but I promise it's intuitive in person. Your Disney Experience App will show all your current selections, and friendly Cast Members are always willing to help if you have any issues in the Parks. 

    I hope this helps, Steven, but please reach out if you need anything further before your magical Walt Disney World adventure! 

    Happy travels!

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