Family Walking at Park; Tangaroa Terrace Tropical Bar & Grill; dad; mom; brothers; holding hands; mom carries boy
  • On Jun 8, 2024
    Genevieve from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi. For a family of four- Mom, dad, 9 year old and 5 year old kids, do I need to purchase genie for all of us, or can I just purchase genie for mom and dad and we can take turns with the kids.

    Hey there, Genevieve!

    Welcome to planDisney and thanks for coming to us with your question! How fun to have a summertime visit to the Disneyland Resort planned with your kids! My kids are also 4 years apart in age and we had a fantastic time taking them at these ages. Some of my favorite family pictures were from these visits and I hope your family gets to form some core memories as well.

    In response to your question, all Guests who want to utilize Lightning Lanes will need to have purchased Genie+ for their ticket. Whether or not you take turns with the kids or use the Rider Switch Service, every Guest who goes through the Lightning Lane will need to have Genie+ and a Lightning Lane reservation. The ideal situation would be that everyone in your party has Genie+ which would allow you the most freedom. I've been in groups where not everyone has Genie+ and so everyone had to wait through the normal standby queue if we all wanted to stay together.

    Have your kids seen many Pixar films? Pixar Fest is currently going on and will be happening over your visit! It's a celebration of all things Pixar, so I hope they know their Pixar characters! There's even a special Foodie Guide for the event and I have to say that some of the dishes look delicious. I can't wait to try that Pixar Fest Cake! 

    Genevieve, I hope you found this information useful and that you're having fun planning your trip! Please return to us if you have any more questions because we'd love to hear from you again and you're always welcome at planDisney! We'll see ya real soon!

    Wishing You a Great, Big, Beautiful Tomorrow!
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Meet the Panelist: Al, California

Ahoy there from the heart of Steinbeck Country in central California! I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since childhood and fell in love with the sense of absolute immersion that the Imagineers have achieved. My favorite attraction is Pirates of the Caribbean because where else can you go from a California day to an evening boat ride in the bayou with "salty old pirates"? I'm a veterinarian and an all-around Disney geek and enthusiast. I'd love to help you plan your next Disneyland trip! Learn More About Al

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