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  • On Jul 12, 2022
    David from NE Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    For Disney Genie does everyone need to purchase Genie Plus if we are in the same room? Like Disney Dining used to be? Same for Lighting Lane?

    Hiya David,

    Welcome to planDisney. I am thrilled to help you with your question as you plan your magical trip to Walt Disney World Resort! February is a great time to visit as you will typically find lower crowd levels and a reprieve from the Florida heat. You may also get a break from plastic ponchos and rain boots as rain is relatively rare in February. 

    Our family was visiting Walt Disney World right around the time Disney Genie first popped out of his lamp and I will admit, we had never had a friend like this!  Disney Genie is a complimentary planning tool in the My Disney Experience mobile app. This service helps you plan your day by providing recommendations based on the attractions, entertainment and interests that you select. It is like having your very own magical activity planner at your beck and call.

    What we love even more than a blue best friend, is taking this amazing service to the next level by purchasing Disney Genie+. This unique, add on service provides even more pixie dust by providing access to Lightning Lane entrances, which saves you time you would spend waiting in line for your favorite attractions. Guests who have purchased Disney Genie+ will be able to select the next available time from a selection of attractions at each theme park. Once your return time arrives, you will enter the attraction through the Lightning Lane, drastically reducing your wait time until you are off to Neverland or Soarin' over the wonders of the world. 

    It sounds like a few members of your party may prefer character interactions and the entertainment options over attractions. Good news is Disney Genie+ does not have to be purchased by every guest in your party, even if you are staying in the same resort room. Genie+ is available for purchase starting at 12:00 am EST on the day that you want to use it. If you are the chief magic maker for your clan and have the entire party under your My Disney Experience app, you will simply select the members of your party that you wish to purchase Genie+ for and skip the members that will not be using the service.  And the even better news is, since you purchase this add on, one day at a time, should those same family members wish to use Disney Genie+ the next day, they can be added on when you purchase the next day's access after midnight. If each member of your party is using their own My Disney Experience app, they would just skip purchasing Disney Genie+ when you add it on each day. You can find additional information on the most common Disney Genie questions at Genie - Frequently Asked Questions.

    I hope this helps with your planning. Please be sure to stop back and see me if you have any additional questions. 

    Hope to see ya real soon! 

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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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