Family outside Grand Floridian
  • On May 28, 2022
    Julie from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I make genie plus reservations on the morning of arrival, even if I have not checked-in to the hotel? For example, I will be arriving in Orlando at noon, but would like to make reservations at 7am?

    Hiya! Welcome back to planDisney! We’re so glad you stopped by again with another fabulous question!

    Oh my goodness, your visit to Walt Disney World Resort is right around the corner! You must be getting so excited. I know the last couple of weeks ahead of any trip can be exciting but also a little bit hectic as you iron out all of those trip details and get to packing. Rest assured, we are here to spread a little pixie dust to help make your trip planning experience as enjoyable as possible. It is vacation, after all, so it should be fun!

    Julie, I am so happy to share that you can absolutely make your Disney Genie+ selections at 7 a.m. on the day of your arrival, even if you haven’t stepped foot on Walt Disney World Resort property yet. How great is that? In fact, I’ve done this quite a few times and have even made my selections from all the way in New York as I waited for my flight. As long as you have Disney Genie+ service purchased and valid theme park entry tickets linked in your My Disney Experience account, you will be able to book starting at 7 a.m.

    It looks like you’re ready to jump in on the fun of your Walt Disney World Resort vacation ASAP, so I want to make sure you’ve heard about the super convenient Direct-To-Room-Service available in the My Disney Experience app! This completely complimentary service allows you to skip the check-in counter and go directly to your room as soon as ready. How awesome is that? All you need to do is make sure your hotel reservation is linked in the My Disney Experience app, then complete the Online Check-In process before your arrival. Then, on your scheduled check-in date, you will get real-time updates on the status of your room and will be notified as soon as it is ready for you! Once your room is ready, you can view your room number and even unlock the door all from your My Disney Experience app! I used this service for the first time on my visit to Walt Disney World this past September, and it made my arrival an absolute breeze! I highly recommend checking it out so you can start your magical adventure as soon as you arrive!

    As you get to packing and tying up those final details for your trip, you're sure to have a few questions pop up. Just remember, your friends here at planDisney are here to help! So, please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have.

    See you real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Diana, New York

Hiya! I'm Diana from New York, and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Whether you're planning your first trip or just visiting "For the First Time in Forever," with all that Walt Disney World has to offer, it's easy to feel like you're headed "Into the Unknown." Just remember, "You've Got a Friend in Me!" So, let me be a "Part of Your World" to lend a helping hand as you plan your most magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Diana

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