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  • On May 14, 2023
    Carol from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I use the Disney genie to plan itineraries for to Parks on one day? This would be without purchasing Disney genie plus

    Hello Carol!

    Welcome to planDisney and thanks for stopping by with your question. I'd be happy to help!

    Disney Genie Service is a complimentary planning tool within the My Disney Experience App. You can use it to designate your top priority attractions and experiences and get a customized plan of action for your park day. 

    Once your ticket and park reservations are linked in your app, you'll be able to select your travel party and the types of activities you'd most like to focus on during your visit. Navigate to the feature menu (≡) at the bottom right of your app and select the tile for "My Disney Genie Day." Click "Get Started Now" to select your date of visit and reserved theme park. Confirm your travel party on the next screen and place checkmarks on your desired attractions, entertainment, dining and Enchanting Extras. Once that's complete, you'll also be able to choose additional experiences that are of interest to your travel party. When I visit with my family we like to add Mickey & Friends and Pixar as our "Disney Favorites" and always select Fireworks and Live Entertainment from the "Park Interests" section. You'll be able to change these to suit your interests each day. On the final screen you'll also have the ability to display Height Requirements and Accessibility information alongside of your recommendations.

    On the date of your scheduled visit you'll be able to view a suggested itinerary to maximize your top experiences. You'll see suggested windows to visit a particular attraction based on forecasted wait times as well as recommendations for other nearby attractions and experiences you may not have considered. 

    There is no fee associated with this service, however you may also see information listed for Lightning Lane return windows and have the option to upgrade to the paid Disney Genie+ Service, subject to availability. We usually purchase Genie+ on our Magic Kingdom Park days since there are so many attractions with Lightning Lane entrances. However, we sometimes opt to skip the purchase when visiting other parks, or if we don't plan to have a ride focused day.

    A recent announcement suggests that changes to the Disney Genie+ experience may be coming our way in 2024, but details have yet to be released. I'd keep my eye on the Disney Parks Blog for the latest news if you're planning to visit again next year.

    Carol, I hope this was helpful. If you have any additional questions as you prepare for your September visit, please don't hesitate to come back and see us again here at planDisney!

    Magic and memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hi, I'm Amy- a proud wife, mom, and Disney adult. I'm a natural planner with a flair for the creative, always looking for ways to add a little magical sparkle to our family's day-to-day happenings and once-in-a lifetime moments. You'll find me and my crew visiting the parks from rope drop to close and packing in as much magic as possible to each day of our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. From dining to photo spots and all the details in between, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Amy

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