Magic Happens Parade at DLR
  • On Jul 12, 2023
    Nikki from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are going to Disneyland next week. We usually go to Walt Disney World so we’re excited and don’t want to miss anything. First question is do I need to purchase Genie+ to get Photopass? Also, we have Plaza Inn parade package-is it worth the price?

    Why hello there, Nikki! Welcome to planDisney! We are happy to have you stop by with your question.

    Oh boy! I get so excited when I hear that Walt Disney World regulars decide to come visit where it all began at The Happiest Place on Earth. There really is something magical about walking down Main Street, U.S.A., knowing Walt Disney himself took those very same steps. To answer your first question, you do not have to purchase Disney Genie+ to get PhotoPass, however, Disney Genie+ and Disney PhotoPass+ One Day are basically the same cost, so it makes sense to just go with Disney Genie+. This can easily be purchased in the app as soon as you scan into the park versus having to go to the Photo Concierge to purchase Disney PhotoPass+ One Day. Pro Tip: Make sure you save a credit card to your profile in the Disneyland app ahead of time so you can quickly and easily make mobile purchases like Disney Genie+. No one wants to sit there and type in all your card info every time.

    I recently did the "Magic Happens" Parade Dining Package at Plaza Inn. My group of girlfriends and I did enjoy our meal at Plaza Inn and the ease of having a reserved area to view the parade. I thought it was worth it for me to enjoy a fun extra with my friends and we had prime viewing across from the Disneyland Railroad Main Street Station. We didn't have to get there an hour early to save a spot so we could spend more time on attractions.

    Nikki, I hope this information helps you put those finishing touches on your trip. See you real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Carrie, California

Well hello friend! I'm Carrie, a work-from-home mama and military wife who currently calls sunny San Diego home. We love that we are close enough to Disneyland Resort to make a last-minute trip to see the Mouse quite frequently. You'll find us in the parks braving drops and coasters to work up our appetite to take as many snack breaks as we can fit in! I love helping my friends plan memorable trips to Disneyland Resort and can't wait to help you too! Learn More About Carrie

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