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  • On Jan 25, 2022
    Angie from UT 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 Disney Genie plus be purchased together for a group of 27, but be used separately at times as well as together. We want to do somethings together, then split into 3 groups.

    Greetings, Angie.

    Boy oh boy, your magical carpet ride to Walt Disney World Resort is just around the corner. You're about to enter a whole new world of fun and fantasy. Are you counting down the minutes in anticipation yet? I know I would be!

    I applaud you for taking on the role of magic manager, because coordinating plans for a group of 27 is not as simple as rubbing a magic lamp. I know from personal experience planning vacations for my large, multigenerational family that it takes quite a bit of time, so they've truly never had a friend like you!

    It sounds like you want to be one jump ahead of the standby line, and who can blame you? The less time you spend waiting in standby lines, the more time you'll have to spend making memories, meeting your favorite Disney pals, snacking on a Mickey Pretzel, exploring World Showcase, soaring with Dumbo ... Well, you get the idea! Disney Genie+ service is the perfect way to make your wish a reality.

    Disney Genie+ service Lightning Lane selections essentially save your place in line by choosing the next available arrival window at one of more than 40 experiences throughout the four theme parks for one low price per person per day. You can purchase Genie+ via the Tip Board in your My Disney Experience App starting at 12:00 a.m. midnight on the day of use. I suggest you make your purchase by 6:00 a.m. the morning you plan to use it to allow time for any technical hiccups that may occur. I strongly encourage you to be ready to go at 7:00 a.m. on the dot, because some selections sell out quickly.

    In order to purchase Disney Genie+ service for other individuals, you must first follow the steps to ensure you are linked in your My Disney Experience accounts and show up on one another's Family & Friends lists. This is super important, because they will not show up on the list of individuals to select when making a Lightning Lane selection if you don't. For a group of 27, your best course of action to make this happen is to have everyone's information compiled and contact the friendly Cast Members at the My Disney Experience and MagicBands line by calling 407-939-4357.

    I reached out to Guest Services and, unfortunately, Disney Genie+ service can only be purchased for 12 people at a time, so you will not be able to do this for all 27 members of your party at the same time. This is because you can only select 12 individuals when booking a Genie+ Lightning Lane selection. I know this is not the news you were hoping for, but I have a solution. Try splitting your party into three groups with nine individuals in each. Delegate one adult from each group as the Disney Genie+ service captain. Each of these "captains" can access their Tip Board at the same time to book your group's next Lightning Lane selection for their group of nine throughout the day. Just make sure each captain selects the same attraction for the same time window or one that overlaps with the other groups' time windows.

    The good news is that it is possible to use Genie+ to book Lightning Lanes selections for the same attractions at the same times using this strategy. However, it's also possible to use Genie+ to select different Lightning Lane selections for each group of nine when you want to split up for a bit. Just make sure each captain selects the attraction their specific group wants to do next.

    Angie, I hope this information is useful. Enjoy every magical moment on your trip!

    See ya real soon,
    Alyssa
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Meet the Panelist: Alyssa, Texas

Greetings, dreamers of all ages! I'm Alyssa, a lifelong lover of all things Disney and educator of future Imagineers. My dress collection rivals that of any Disney Princess, and I can almost always be found singing a Disney song with a bow in my hair. You can find me exploring all the magic Walt Disney World Resort has to offer on adults-only getaways with my Disney-loving husband or our multigenerational family. Tomorrow is just a dream away, and I would love to help you plan your own magical vacation! Learn More About Alyssa

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