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  • On Jan 5, 2022
    Talia from NV 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 use genie plus with rider switch service? I would like to purchase genie plus but most of the rides are for bigger kids and we have a one year old with us.

    Welcome to planDisney, Talia,

    The Disneyland Resort is a magical place for both the young and the young-at-heart. Services such as Rider Switch, complimentary Disney Genie, and the for-purchase Disney Genie+ offer convenient ways to extend the magic even more. 

    Rider Switch allows Guests with non-riding members of their party to still enjoy select attractions that they might not otherwise be able to without waiting in the standby queue twice for the whole group. The second group of riders that takes the first watch for supervising non-riders will be able to bypass the standby queue for a shorter wait to enjoy the attraction.

    Separate from Rider Switch, Disney Genie+ provides a host of benefits for Guests. The primary benefit for most Guests is the ability to reserve return times for the Lightning Lane queue available at select attractions. Most groups with non-riders can take advantage of using Genie+ to manage their own private Rider Switch without registering with a Cast Member simply by dividing up the first riding group and the group supervising non-riders first on their own. Unlike with Rider Switch, both groups enjoy the shorter wait times granted by Genie+!

    Tony’s Tip: Yes, as you indicated, many attractions with Lightning Lanes are not available for younger Guests. There still may be good reasons for purchasing Genie+ for parties like yours. One of my favorite reasons to purchase Genie+ is access to complimentary downloads of your Disney PhotoPass photos for the day, including attraction photos. Even if only one member of your party purchases Genie+ on a given day, your party will love taking home the greatest souvenirs of all: recorded memories. There are also attractions accessible to all Guests that offer Lightning Lane access. With attractions such as Haunted Mansion, Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin, and “it’s a small world,” allowing even the littlest Mouseketeers to ride, you may want to consider purchasing Genie+ for your whole party. If you are purchasing Genie+ on a day-by-day basis, purchasing the service on the days you visit Disneyland Park would be especially good for those attractions.

    Remember to keep an eye on the Disney Genie Tip Board in the Disneyland app. With information about upcoming entertainment offerings and reminders to place Mobile Food & Beverage Orders, Disney Genie helps us avoid missing out on many of the magical opportunities that await us at The Happiest Place On Earth.

    Have a wonderful time, Talia!

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Coming to you from the Beehive State, I’m a Disney-loving dad and husband, buzzing with excitement to share advice and tips for making your Disneyland Resort vacation as magical as possible! I’m excited to help you discover the storytelling magic of the “Happiest Place on Earth!” Learn More About Tony

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