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  • On Mar 4, 2024
    Emilia from UT 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 does Genie Plus work? When can I reserve a ride? How about rides that require a lightening lane purchase, when and how can I purchase those? Can I use stroller swap with Genie Plus?

    Hey there Emilia,

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you so much for your question! It looks like you'll be at the Disneyland Resort in just a few days from when I'm answering this question - how exciting! Make sure to enjoy a churro and tell Mickey I said hello.

    I am a huge fan of the Disney Genie+ Service, especially when visiting with little ones! You can add this service when you first purchase your tickets, or after you scan your ticket to enter a park on the first day of your visit.

    Once added, you'll see an option to reserve Lightning Lane return times in the Disneyland Resort mobile app. From the home page, tap the "My Day" link then tap the "Tip Board" tab near the top of your screen. This page will show you current attraction wait times and will allow you to book a Lightning Lane return time!

    Note that you can hold one Lightning Lane return window at a time and you aren't able to reserve a return window until you have scanned your ticket to enter a park.

    The ability to access attractions through the Lightning Lane entrances comes with the Disney Genie+ Service along with other perks like unlimited digital downloads of Disney PhotoPass Photos.

    Additionally, there is one attraction at each park (Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance in Disneyland Park and Radiator Springs Racers in Disney California Adventure Park) that utilizes a feature called Individual Lightning Lane. This is a stand-alone feature available for purchase by all Guests (whether they have Disney Genie+ Service or not) that operates similarly to the Lightning Lane feature that comes with Disney Genie+ Service except that you pay per person to utilize the Lightning Lane for these two attractions.

    The Rider Switch feature allows Guests to take turns waiting with their little ones who aren't able to ride while the other experiences an attraction and is available to all Guests! Just inform the greeting Cast Member that you'd like to utilize this option when you approach an attraction.

    Thanks again for your questions, Emilia! I hope you have a fantastic visit to the Happiest Place on Earth.

    Have a Magical Day,
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, Arizona

Hello there! Greg here from sunny Arizona. I'm a husband, dad to two kiddos under five, and an avid fan of all things Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars. I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since I was 5 and have loved making all new magical memories as a family of 4. I enjoy helping friends get the most out of their trip to the Disneyland Resort, and I am excited to help you plan your most magical vacation ever! Learn More About Greg

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