Teens Taking Selfie with Donald Duck; in front of the castle during the day; front of bridge
  • On Apr 17, 2024
    Rachel 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.

    Hello! If my friend is planning on purchasing Genie+ in the park, am I able to still add her to my group on my phone... or does she have to purchase Genie+ first and then I link her ticket to my app so we can book Lightning Lanes through one phone?

    Hi there, Rachel! Thank you so much for dropping by planDisney and sharing this question with us! I'm happy to help so you and your friend can plan the most spectacular experience at Disneyland Resort!

    Your idea to purchase Disney Genie+ Service for your day in the theme parks is a great one. It really helps you optimize your plans so you can make the most of your time in the 'Happiest Place on Earth!' Plus, don't forget that you have the option to download unlimited Disney PhotoPass images that you take on the day you purchase Disney Genie+ Service. For me, it is such an added value to be able to save these happy memories in photo form!

    Let's get to your question about making Lightning Lane Entrances as a group. The short answer is, yes, you can go ahead and link your tickets together now! You do not need to wait until Disney Genie+ Service is active to begin linking tickets online or using the Disneyland mobile app. Just open the "My Tickets and Passes" section and tap the (+) in the right-hand corner. There, you'll see the option to Link Tickets & Passes and follow the prompts to add it to your device. The Disney Genie+ Service is automatically associated with your friend's ticket. So, as soon as each member of your travel party scans their ticket at the turnstiles, they can purchase Disney Genie+ Service (if they haven't already done so when they originally purchased their ticket). Once confirmed, you'll be able to select all the Guests in your party who are eligible for Lightning Lane Entrances and begin booking together!

    I hope this is helpful, Rachel. One more recommendation I'd like to leave for you and your group. You may want to consider updating your stored payment method in the Disneyland mobile app in your "profile" section. This will help you seamlessly make in-app purchases for things like Disney Genie+ Service or even mobile food & beverage orders. You'll also have the option to use a Disney Gift Card, Apple Pay, or other accepted payment methods, too, for the most flexibility! If we can share any other recommendations to help you enjoy the "phenomenal cosmic powers" of Genie+, or anything else to make your Disneyland Resort visit unforgettable, please don't hesitate to come on back and ask planDisney

    Wishing you Wondrous Journeys,
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Meet the Panelist: Tishra, Washington

From my casita to yours, welcome to planDisney! I'm Tishra, a Spanish-speaking Colombian American living in the Pacific Northwest. I'm a college professor, a happy wife, and a mom to two little girls who hold magic in their hearts as much as their parents do! Our family believes in celebrating every milestone, from life's biggest moments to all the details in between. If you want to commemorate something special with a Disneyland Resort vacation, I'm here to help you out in English or Spanish. Learn More About Tishra

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