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  • On Oct 15, 2023
    Kimberly from NJ 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+ work at Disneyland?

    Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! Welcome to planDisney, Kimberly! I'm so glad you found us. And you're a fellow NJ resident! As Giselle from Enchanted and Disenchanted would say, "It's always nice to make new friends!"

    The Disney Genie+ Service is your best friend at the Disneyland Resort. You can either purchase the service ahead of your vacation for your entire stay or you can purchase it each day you'd like to use it when you are there! Everyone in your group can buy it or just some of you. It's really very flexible, but most importantly, very useful!

    When you purchase the Disney Genie+ Service on the Disneyland Mobile App, you can book Lightning Lane reservations to get access to shorter wait times at select attractions. At 7 a.m., you can make your first reservation. Once you've redeemed that reservation, you can make a new one. You can then continue reserving Lightning Lanes, in this manner, one at a time, throughout the day (subject to availability). Just make sure you are checking the Lightning Lane page on the Disneyland Resort website as rules and policies related to this service can change between now and when you arrive!

    The most popular rides at the resort are not included in the Disney Genie+ Service. Instead, you can purchase up to 2 Individual Lightning Lanes per day. These are sold per person, per ride. But Kimberly, the important part to remember is that you have all the power. You can decide to purchase the Disney Genie+ Service, one or two Individual Lightning Lanes, both, or none! Standby queues are available for all of the attractions. I just love to use these services as I get to eat snacks, shop around the parks, and take in the sights instead of waiting in line. Of course, some queue lines are not to be missed like the queue for Indiana Jones Adventure in Disneyland Park! Now that's a line I never mind standing in as it adds so much to the story.

    Now are you ready for a pro-tip? If the Lightning Lane from the Disney Genie+ Service you reserved isn't until much later on in the day, you don't have to wait until that reservation is used to book another. Instead, you can reserve another ride 2 hours after you made your last reservation. But don't worry, you don't have to keep track of it all! The app will let you know when you can make your next reservation. This is especially important if something has changed when you visit.

    Kimberly, I wish you the best time at the Disneyland Resort. It's where Disney Parks' magic was born and is truly a special place.

    Reach out if you have any other questions.

    I wish you every happiness,
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Meet the Panelist: Matt, New Jersey

Well hello there! I'm Matt and I'm a Disney-loving husband, teacher, and uncle from New Jersey. You can often find me tasting my way around an EPCOT festival, rope-dropping Magic Kingdom Park, or conquering all of the Disney Mountains. I can't wait to help you reach out and find your happily ever after on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Matt

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