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  • On May 11, 2024
    Megan 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.

    If my flight arrives at 9:00am and plan to go to the park after i drop my bags at the resort, and i want to do genie plus will i be able to pick my first ride at the airport? Is it even worth it to get genie plus?

    Welcome to planDisney, Megan! Before you know it, you'll be arriving for your magical vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort, just in time to celebrate some new summer offerings and a trip down the bayou on Tiana's Bayou Adventure, which opens June 28! I can't wait for this one!

    Disney Genie+ is a great option for Guests who are looking to maximize the magic of select attractions while minimizing wait times. Using this service, Guests can expect to experience at least 2-3 attractions using the Lightning Lane entry to bypass a standby queue, but in my experience, you can usually experience more! The great news is that on the day of your visit, starting at 7 AM EST, you can log into your My Disney Experience mobile app to make your first selection for the day from anywhere! Since you'll be arriving a little later in the morning to your first theme park, I'd recommend making your first selection return time for a little later in the day so it will be waiting and ready for you once you arrive! After you've made your first selection, you can make another selection two hours after the park opens, or after you have redeemed the first one; whichever happens first. To help keep tabs on that, the Tip Board on your mobile app will display the time you're eligible for another selection, and I like to set an alarm on my mobile phone for a few minutes before so I'm ready to make the next choice right on time.

    One other tip I'll share is that you can purchase the Genie+ service any time after midnight on the day you will be using it, so I recommend logging in a little before 7 AM to make the purchase and select your travel party so you'll be ready to grab your first choice as soon as the clock strikes 7! If you are also interested in joining a Virtual Queue for either TRON/Lightcycle Run in Magic Kingdom Park or Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in EPCOT, you can also do this from anywhere at 7 AM, and I would recommend prioritizing this before your first Genie+ selection since they do book very quickly!

    Megan, I do personally love Genie+, especially at Magic Kingdom Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios. In your case of arriving a little later in the day, I do think it would be worth it so that you can stack some afternoon return times before you even tap into the park. Be sure to check out all the attractions that are included with this service and prioritize which ones you'd like to select first so you will be good to go the morning of your visit!

    I hope this helps and remember, you ain't never had a friend like Disney Genie+; I hope you have the best time using its phenomenal cosmic power to make the most of your day at the park!

    See you real soon,
    Alison
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Meet the Panelist: Alison, Louisiana

I'm Alison - a wife, mom, and teacher from New Orleans, LA. My first childhood visit to the Walt Disney World Resort sparked a lifelong love of this magical place, and I still find magic in both the new and nostalgic on each visit! I understand the changing dynamics of planning a practically perfect vacation; no matter how large your group is or what your interests are, I look forward to helping you create magical memories and discover unique experiences to make them even more enchanting! Learn More About Alison

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