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  • On Jun 25, 2022
    Diane 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.

    Can an express pass be used on a military discount?

    Hi Diane, welcome to planDisney!

    Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation falls in a spooktacular season. My family's must-do attractions at Halloween time are the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean at Magic Kingdom Park as well as the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Before our trip, we also consult the Disney Parks Blog's Foodie Guides to plot our must-try seasonal snacks. Last year, the Frozen Apple Cider from Backlot Express was a personal favorite - so refreshing!

    If you're interested in spending less time waiting in line and more time experiencing the magic on your park days, Diane, then you're interested in Disney Genie+ service. This service gives Guests access to Lightning Lane entrances at over 40 attractions throughout the four theme parks. Lightning Lane reservations replaced the old FastPass+ system you may be familiar with. All Guests can book their first Genie+ Lightning Lane attraction at 7:00 a.m. via the Tip Board of the My Disney Experience mobile app (three small lines at the bottom of the home screen --> Tip Board).

    I believe you're wondering if there is a military discount on Disney Genie+ service. Disney Military Salute Tickets offer a patriotic savings on theme park tickets for Eligible Service Members. When I purchased my five-day Military Salute Ticket with Park Hopper Option in February, there was an option to purchase it with or without Genie+. As of June 8, Disney stopped selling theme park tickets that include Disney Genie+ service. The listing for Military Salute Tickets with Genie+ was removed from the Special Offers page, as well.

    If you have not already purchased a Military Salute Ticket that includes Genie+, Diane, you can purchase this service in the My Disney Experience mobile app the morning of each park day (three small lines --> "My Disney Genie Day" --> scroll down to purple banner --> "Get Disney Genie+ for Today"). You can purchase anytime after midnight but I recommend being an early bird instead of a night owl and purchasing by 6:45 a.m. so you can book your first Genie+ Lightning Lane attraction at 7:00 a.m. A military discount cannot currently be applied to a Disney Genie+ service purchase.

    I highly recommend taking advantage of the special pricing for Eligible Service Members on Memory Maker. This discount must be redeemed in person at any Guest Relations window. My family typically makes this purchase at the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs when we activate our Disney Military Salute tickets. Valid Military ID must be shown.

    Thank you for bringing your thoughtful question to planDisney and, most importantly, thank you for your service.

    Choose magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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