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  • On May 25, 2022
    Lyle from NV Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I don't understand Genie +. My partner and myself are both seniors. Will this help us from having to stand in long lines this summer?

    Hello Lyle! Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question!

    Summers in Florida are known to be steamy but if you plan your days right you and your partner are sure to have a magical time at Walt Disney World Resort! Before we even jump into talking about how Disney Genie+ Service can work for you both, I'd love to share some tips on keeping cool.  First of all, my family and I tend to get up early and stay out late, taking advantage of the cooler times of the day.  During the hot afternoons, we retreat to our Disney Resorts Collection hotel for a refreshing swim and a relaxing nap.  We also choose a nice air-conditioned table-service dining location for dinner and always remember to bring our rain ponchos so we can stay out and play no matter the weather!

    Disney Genie+ Service is another great way to beat the heat but also beat the lines! After purchasing Genie+ you and your partner will select "Lightning Lanes" for some of your favorite shows and attractions through your My Disney Experience Mobile app.  These Lightning Lanes give you a return time for the attraction,  essentially allowing you to skip most or all of the queue when you arrive during that time.

    Guests of the Walt Disney World Resort who purchased Genie+ are able to make their first Lightning Lane selection at 7 a.m. sharp, so you'll want to purchase this Service at least a few minutes before.  Genie+ goes on sale for each day just after midnight, though it is not necessary to purchase until morning. To make the most of your purchase I suggest choosing your first Lightning Lane right at 7 a.m. After that, you'll be able to choose another either two hours after the Theme Park opens OR anytime after your scan into your first Lightning Lane attraction, whichever comes first. 

    While many of the Theme Park's lines are inside and air-conditioned, you truly may benefit from having a friend like Disney Genie+ to help along the way!  Make sure to take advantage of the gorgeous evening weather by staying out late to see EPCOT's new nighttime spectacular, Harmonious!

    Enjoy what is sure to be a magical vacation!
    Ashley M
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Massachusetts

Hi All, I'm Ashley! From the very beginning Walt Disney World Resort has always been a part of my life. As a child I excitedly helped to plan family trips, as a young adult I planned our "happily ever after" right on Disney property, and now I'm lucky enough to plan magical vacations for my three incredible children. When we're not taking in the enchanting experiences of the parks, we're home in Massachusetts, probably planning our next trip! Learn More About Ashley

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