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  • On Mar 6, 2022
    Teresa from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How exactly do you use the Genie+ tool and how soon are you allowed to book a reservation for a specific attraction? Thanks

    Welcome to planDisney, Teresa!

    This is such a great question!  I know whenever a new system is introduced, it takes us all a little while to become familiar with it.  I'll be happy to chat with you about using Disney Genie+ service.

    Disney Genie+ is an add-on purchase that allows Guests to reserve Lightning Lane access for a select group of attractions.  Disney Genie+ may be added to multi-day theme park tickets in advance or purchased on a daily basis through the My Disney Experience app.  To purchase in the app, use the menu button in the lower right corner of the home screen to select "My Genie Day" and click on the purple banner where you see "Get Disney Genie+ for Today".  Disney Genie+ can be purchased any time after midnight on the date you plan to use it.

    Once purchased, Guests may book Lightning Lane attractions one at a time any time after 7:00 am on the date of their visit, for the next available time window using the Tip Board in the My Disney Experience app.  Subsequent Lightning Lane attractions may be booked after redeeming the first, or if the time window is later in the day, after two hours, whichever comes first.  The 2-hour rule begins at the scheduled park opening time.  For example, if at 7:00 am I reserve an attraction for 5:00 - 6:00 pm on a day when the park is scheduled to open at 9:00 am, I can book my next Lightning Lane at 11:00 am.  Guests redeem their Lightning Lane reservation by tapping their MagicBand, admission card, or Disney MagicMobile pass at the touchpoints in the Lightning Lane queue.

    Some attractions are designated as Individual Lightning Lane attractions and can be purchased a la carte through the Tip Board.  At this time, attractions included in this list are:

    Attractions designated as Lightning Lane or Individual Lightning Lane are subject to change.  Guests do not need to purchase Disney Genie+ to be able to purchase Individual Lightning Lane attractions.  Disney Resorts Collection hotel Guests may purchase Individual Lightning Lane attractions beginning at 7:00 am.  All other Guests may make their purchases beginning at the scheduled park opening time.

    I know all of that sounds confusing, but once you go through the process of actually reserving your Lightning Lane attractions, it will become much more clear.  If you have any additional questions, please stop by and see us again.  Enjoy your visit!

    Anne Marie

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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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