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  • On Jun 9, 2023
    Gina 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.

    1. Does Genie Plus take your party size into account when populating the tip board with available return times? 2. Can you add family members to your Lightning reservation afterwards. Referring to “Book for another guest” in modify.

    Hi Gina, welcome to planDisney!

    Disney Genie+ service is a great way to spend more time doin' and less time queuein' on your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation. There are some nuances to this system and I'd be happy to share my experience as it relates to your specific questions.

    I like to purchase Disney Genie+ service by 6:45 a.m. the morning of my park days so I can book my first Genie+ Lightning Lane attraction at 7:00 a.m. When booking a Genie+ Lightning Lane at 7:00 a.m. via the Tip Board of the My Disney Experience mobile app, the next available arrival time is not posted until the reservation is confirmed. This is because there are too many people booking Genie+ Lightning Lane attractions at 7:00 a.m. to accurately display an arrival window. My motto is, "I get what I get and I don't get upset!"

    When booking for subsequent Genie+ Lightning Lane attractions later in the day, the next available arrival window shown is the same for every Guest, regardless of party size. In fact, you won't confirm your party for each attraction until after you've clicked on the next available arrival window. For reference, when I travel as a party of 6, the next available arrival window time I select in my Tip Board often shifts 10-20 minutes by the time it's confirmed. 

    To modify an existing Genie+ Lightning Lane reservation in the My Disney Experience mobile app, start by clicking "..." in the "LL Disney Genie+" box on your Tip Board and then "Modify Plan." After selecting a new arrival time or a new experience from within the same theme park, you can click "Edit" to decrease your party size. New Guests cannot be added to an existing Genie+ Lightning Lane reservation but you can select "Book for Another Guest" from the "..." menu to create a new Genie+ Lightning Lane reservation for an eligible member of your Family & Friends List. It can be a challenge trying to find overlapping arrival windows for new Guests, which is why it's best to overestimate your party size when booking your initial Genie+ Lightning Lane.

    Your high-level questioning tells me you're going to be a Disney Genie+ service guru in no time, Gina! Practice makes progress, so keep practicing your in-app thumb choreography and reach out with any follow-up questions.

    Choose magic,

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Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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