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  • On Jan 1, 2022
    Suzanne from IN 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 a Disney gift card to purchase lightning lane and Disney+? I would like to link it to my account prior to our trip on the Disney app

    Hi Suzanne! Welcome to planDisney! You must be getting so excited for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation! At this point you may have your Advanced Dining Reservations squared away and your theme park reservations secured. If not, do not fret, you still have time to iron out your upcoming plans. 

    Disney decided to add some additional services and introduced Disney Genie+ and Individual Lighting Lane Entrances. Each of these allow you to cut down on your wait time for popular attractions and are available for an additional purchase. Disney Genie+ can be purchased prior to your visit but only for the length of your entire stay. So, if you plan on utilizing this service on each of your theme park days, then I would go ahead and make the purchase now. Remember, you will still need to wait until 7 AM the day of your park reservation to make your first attraction selection. 

    You also have the option to purchase Disney Genie+ for only the days you plan on using the service. To be able to do this, simply open your My Disney Experience App the day of your park reservation and locate My Genie Day. Once inside, you will find a purple bar that states Get Disney Genie+ for Today!

    As far as the Individual Lighting Lane attractions, these work a bit differently. These special attractions will only be available for purchase the day of your visit. If you are a Disney Resort Hotel Guest, you can make your first Individual Lighting Lane purchase as early as 7 AM the day of. All other Guests will have to wait until park opening to make their first purchase. 

    Whether you purchase these additional services prior or the day of, you will be able to use a Disney Gift Card. Once you get to the payment screen on either option, simply select the option to pay with a Disney Gift Card. 

    Don't forget to also utilize Disney Genie each day! This is a complimentary service that provides tailored recommendations to your vacation and provides personalized daily itineraries. I found it to be extremely helpful in planning out my day based on personal preferences. You can access this feature by opening the My Disney Experience App and locating My Genie Day.

    Suzanne, I hope this is helpful in planning your magical Disney stay. Please find us again for any planning needs!


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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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