Kids on attraction
  • On Oct 24, 2022
    Apryl from WI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    For Genie+ if we plan to hit the parks later in the day, can we make more than our first selection while I'm outside the parks and still at our hotel or Disney Springs? Assuming I wait until the time slots I want become available.

    Hiya, Apryl!

    Welcome back to planDisney! Hip, hip, hooray! Your visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth is just a few short weeks away. I am sure your entire travel party is getting excited as you finalize all the last-minute details for your upcoming adventure. It sounds as if your plans are off to a great start. Adding Disney Genie+ to your day is a great way to spend less time waiting in line and more time enjoying your favorite attractions! 

    Guests can begin using the Disney Genie+ service to select Lightning Lane entrances for select attractions and experiences beginning at 7 AM ET. This means you can choose your first experience from your resort hotel, Disney Springs, or even from home if you plan to arrive at Walt Disney World Resort later in the day. To make your first selection log in to your My Disney Experience app and purchase Disney Genie+ for the day if it was not part of your original vacation package. You can purchase Genie+ for the day anytime after midnight, just be sure to do so before that 7 AM booking window opens.

    When you are ready to book your first experience you can do so by selecting the Tip Board tile in the app. Choose the experience that you would like to book and follow the remaining prompts. Lightning Lane entrance times are assigned based on availability, so you will not be able to select your preferred time. But Hakuna Matata! If the Lightning Lane entrance time is too early to fit into your itinerary, check back every few minutes until an arrival time that works for your party appears. And here's the best news, you can book another experience two hours later (or two hours after the park opens if it is closed at the time of booking), even if you have not enjoyed the first booking just yet. Let's say you choose Slink Dog Dash right at the 7 AM window. Your return time is 6 PM, but you plan to head to Disney's Hollywood Studios well before that time. You can choose another Lightning Lane two hours after Hollywood Studios opens. You can still be outside of the parks when making this selection. You can also check the time you can book your next attraction through the My Disney Experience app. This reminder is available on the My Day tab of the Tip Board page. Pro tip: Set an alarm on your phone for the time the next booking window opens so you don't forget. It can be easy to get caught up in the magic of your vacation and lose track of time!

    I hope your upcoming adventure is memorable and magical!
    We'll see ya real soon!
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Hey Everyone! I'm Tammy. My Ohana and I live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. I am a preschool teacher and I also coordinate events for youth and families. I have been visiting Walt Disney World Resort since I was a teenager. I'm always looking for a new adventure to explore or an amazing snack to try. I love to share my tips and experiences because I want to help make all trips as memorable and magic as my travels have been.  Learn More About Tammy

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