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  • On Mar 28, 2024
    Andrew from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Our family of 4 will be arriving in Orlando tomorrow morning around 11:30. We plan to head to the Animal Kingdom park for the afternoon and evening. Can we purchase Genie+ ahead of time and book lightning lanes for the afternoon before being on property?

    Hi there, Andrew!

    Welcome to planDisney--and to Orlando! Your family is in for The Most Magical vacation. Right now, the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is in full bloom. You don't want to miss the beautiful floral displays and tasty small plates and drinks at the Outdoor Kitchens throughout the theme park. But first, let's take a walk on the wild side at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

    Today, March 29, Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park closes at 8 p.m. EST. Buying Disney Genie+ is a great idea because you can make the most of the afternoon and evening by skipping some of the standby queues. The good news is that you can purchase Disney Genie+ in the My Disney Experience App as early as midnight on the day that you're visiting a theme park. Not only can you purchase it for one theme park, but if you have Park Hopper tickets, there's a "Multiple Parks" option, too. 

    You can begin booking your Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane selections at 7 a.m. EST on the day of your theme park visit. You do not have to be on property to make that first Lightning Lane selection. Woohoo! 

    Now, if you'd like to tap into the Lightning Lane at Individual Lightning Lane attractions like Avatar Flight of Passage, which is separate from Disney Genie+, you can purchase this access beginning at 7 a.m. if you're staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel and once regular park hours begin if you're staying off-site. 

    AN EXTRA GEM: If you have any little ones in your party who can't (because of a minimum height requirement) or won't ride certain attractions, tell a friendly Cast Member near the attraction's entrance. They can set you up with the Rider Switch Service. That way, the party members who want to ride something more intense (yet fun) like the DINOSAUR attraction can still experience the thrills.

    Andrew, if you have any additional questions during or after your vacation, don't hesitate to ask us here at planDisney. I'm all ears! 

    Magic always,
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