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  • On Jun 30, 2024
    Lexi from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How to get genie plus with no reservation and not staying on property but have tickets to the park? Going with a group that does have a reservation.

    Welcome to planDisney, Lexi. Thanks for reaching out to us with your question today!

    Have you heard about the exciting changes to how we reserve Lightning Lanes at the Walt Disney World Resort? On July 24, 2024, 2 offerings will launch that will allow you to book Lightning Lanes ahead of your resort visit! Lightning Lane Multi Pass will allow you to book up to 3 Lightning Lanes ahead of your trip at included attractions and Lightning Lane Single Pass will enable you to book up to 2 Lightning Lanes per person, per day at the most popular attractions. This way, you can spend less time reserving experiences while on your trip and instead have them locked in ahead of your trip (subject to availability).

    Until the Lightning Lane changes go into effect on July 24, 2024, you can continue to purchase the Disney Genie+ Service for each day you'd like to use it. If you have a date-based ticket, you will not need a Theme Park Reservation to purchase this service through the My Disney Experience mobile app on a date included in your theme park ticket window. The members of your group who require reservations will also have the option to purchase this service as long as they have a reservation for the day in question. If you are connected through the My Family & Friends List, you will each be able to select each other when making reservations as all Guests connected to you who have valid theme park admission (and a reservation if required) will pop up when you go to purchase the service and make Lightning Lane reservations. Currently, all Guests who have purchased the Disney Genie+ Service for the day can book their first Lightning Lane at 7 a.m. and Guests staying at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel can book Individual Lightning Lanes at 7 a.m. All other Guests will need to wait until the park at which the attraction they are trying to book opens for the day for Individual Lightning Lane reservations.

    Please note that on July 24, 2024, when Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Lightning Lane Single Pass begin, Guests with a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel reservation will be able to book their experiences 7 days in advance of their visit, and Guests staying at other hotels will be able to book them 3 days in advance.

    Since you're visiting soon and Tiana's Bayou Adventure has just opened in Magic Kingdom Park, you'll want to make this your priority if you want to ride this attraction. I would encourage at least 1 Guest in your group to try for a Boarding Group through the Virtual Queue system and at least 1 Guest to try to book a Lightning Lane reservation, both of which currently go live at 7 a.m. Please note that the Guests in your group who need Theme Park Reservations will need a reservation for Magic Kingdom Park to try for a Virtual Queue for this attraction at 7 a.m. Otherwise, they can try for the 1 p.m. drop as long as they are in that park.

    Be sure to reach out again with any other questions you may have. I might just have the special spice to help you have the best vacation ever!

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