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  • On Mar 1, 2024
    Katelyn 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.

    MY family and I are flying into Long Beach (from Texas and Nevada) and will be entering Disneyland after checking into our hotel. Can we book some initial Genie+ Lightning Lanes while we are traveling? Or do we have to be on property before we can book?

    Hi there Katelyn, welcome to planDisney!  We're so glad you're here with your great planning question.

    How exciting that you have a trip coming up this summer, let the countdown begin!  You do need to scan your theme park ticket for entry into Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park before you're able to book any Disney Genie+ Service Lightning Lane selections.  You will need to wait until after you've entered one of the theme parks to begin using the service.  

    As soon as you enter the theme parks, I always open up my Disneyland app right away to make our first Lightning Lane selection!  I do recommend trying to secure some of the more popular attractions earlier in the day such as Indiana Jones Adventure or Space Mountain in Disneyland Park, or Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! in Disney California Adventure Park.  When you navigate to the "Tip Board" in the Disneyland app, you'll be able to see when you are able to make your next Lightning Lane selection, and I always set an alarm on my phone to remind me.  

    You'll also want to make sure your family's tickets are linked together in the Disneyland app prior to your trip, you can do this by navigating to the three horizontal bar line in the bottom right-hand corner of the Disneyland app and tapping "Tickets and Passes."  Then tap "Link Tickets & Passes," and you'll be able to scan the ticket barcodes or manually type in the ticket number to link your tickets together.  You'll then be able to make Lightning Lane selections for the entire party or even just some members of the group throughout your trip.  

    I hope this information is helpful for your upcoming trip, Katelyn!  If you think of any other questions that I could assist with, please do not hesitate to follow-up with me directly, you've got a friend in me!

    Have a magical day,
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Meet the Panelist: Melissa, Illinois

Hello friends!  I'm Melissa, a lifetime Disney fanatic from Illinois.  My husband and I have enjoyed the Disney Parks since our younger years and it's even more special for us now to share with our two young children.  The Disneyland Resort is truly our Happiest Place on Earth, and I cannot wait to help make the trip for your family the most magical! Learn More About Melissa

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