Ariel in the parade at Magic Kingdom
  • On Jun 19, 2022
    Sharon from CT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Genie+ question - we are a family of 6 adults and 2 small children so all of us may not want or can ride all the same rides. When making Genie+ selections do we have to select all in our party or can we pick each individual who will be riding that ride.

    It's a pleasure to finally meet you, Sharon!

    We've gone through some name changes since you asked us your first question over 12 years ago, but planDisney is honored to be a constant part of your Disney vacation-planning team. It sounds like your cast of characters has changed over the years, as well. Visiting Walt Disney World Resort with two small children opens up a whole new world of Disney magic. I bet you're used to staring up at Cinderella Castle when you first arrive on Main Street, U.S.A. During this trip, I encourage you to look down at the expressions of awe and wonder that light up the little ones' faces. My heart is bursting with excitement for all of you!

    Disney Genie+ service is a great option for families looking to spend less time waiting in lines and more time doing magical things. Genie+ gives Guests access to Lightning Lane entrances at over 40 attractions throughout the four theme parks. You can even book a Genie+ Lightning Lane for character meet and greets and the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade

    Genie+ Lightning Lane attractions are booked via the Tip Board of your My Disney Experience mobile app (three small lines at the bottom right of the home screen --> "Tip Board"). You can make a reservation for up to 12 members of your Family and Friends List at a time, as long as they have valid admission, a theme park reservation, and Disney Genie+ service linked to their account. You do not have to select all members of your party for each attraction.

    To make a Lightning Lane reservation, scroll to an attraction on your Tip Board (listed alphabetically and by pre-selected preferences, if applicable) and click on the "LL+" box with the next arrival time. The next step of the booking process asks you to confirm your party. Here's where you specify who's riding and who's not. Kindly note that you can cancel the reservation for certain members of your party if they change their minds, but it's not possible to add individuals to a Lightning Lane reservation once it's been made. 

    If there's an attraction that everyone except the children would like to ride, Sharon, consider coupling the powers of Genie+ and Rider Switch service. This would allow for an adult to stay with the children while the other adults experience an attraction via the Lightning Lane entrance. When the first group exits, the adult that stayed with the kids can still access the attraction via the Lightning Lane entrance along with one of the adults from group one. I always volunteer for the bonus ride in my family, especially if it's Space Mountain!

    It's been a pleasure talking Disney with you today, Sharon. I sure hope we see you planning Disney at planDisney again soon. You are the magic!



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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

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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