Cinderella Castle 50th Night
  • On Jul 14, 2022
    Molly from FL 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 is planning a visit to WDW and will be staying at a resort on property. We plan to buy Genie+ to use in Magic Kingdom. Can we use hotel room keys to scan into lightening lane reservations? Or do we have to use our phones or Magic Bands?

    Hiya Molly, 

    Welcome to planDisney. We are thrilled you are here. Not much longer and you will be on your way to The World's Most Magical Celebration! There is even more  magic and pixie dust sprinkled throughout the theme parks and resorts. One of our family's favorite new additions is the Disney Fab 50 Character Collection. Did you know there are 50 golden statues of everyone's favorite Disney pals sprinkled throughout all 4 theme parks? You just do not know who you might see peeking from that flower bed.

    It is great that you will be staying at one of the Walt Disney World Resorts. You can spend your entire vacation immersed in the Disney magic as well as enjoy many additional perks available to resort guests, including early theme park entry for Disney Resort Hotel guests. As for your question, I love that you are planning on adding Disney Genie+. As you may know, Disney Genie service is a complimentary planning tool that was added to the My Disney Experience account. This service allows guest to help plan their most magical adventures by monitoring attraction wait times, identifying character interactions and even placing mobile food orders all from an app on their smartphones.

    Disney Genie+ is the add on best friend that provides even more magic to your day. You can add on this service after 12:00am EST each day that you will be attending a theme park. This service provides the opportunity, based on availability, for you to select return times for your favorite attractions. At your designated return time, you will enter through the Lightning Lane and before you know it, a Cast Member will be whisking you away on your selected attraction. While the service is easy to use, you will need access to your My Disney Experience account in order to access your Lightning Lane return times. Unfortunately your hotel room key is not capable of linking to that account and therefore will not have access to the Disney Genie+ selections you have made. You can use your Disney Magic Bands or Disney MagicMobile account on your smartphones or your Apple Watch. 

    Be sure to set your alarm early as you can make your first Disney Genie+ selection at 7:00am EST. I hope this helps make your trip even more magical. If you need help with any additional planning questions, please stop back and see me. 

    Wishing you a magical vacation, 
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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