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  • On Aug 8, 2022
    Carol from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We want to go to the parks later in the day But we don’t want to park hop We’d like to go about 1 pm til 8 pm or so We are willing to buy Genie + How do I get Genie+ to give me afternoon times When I’m able to book rides in the am

    Hiya Carol! Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question!

    I love your mindset for your upcoming trip next March! As a frequent Walt Disney World visitor, it took me many trips to realize that I didn't need to be at the park first thing in the morning every day. Some days should be reserved for sleeping in and relaxing since it is your vacation after all! Sometimes it is nice to eat breakfast at your favorite Walt Disney World restaurant or just relax at the resort pool. There are many options to take advantage of that do not include visiting a theme park.

    With the addition of Disney Genie+, Guests can maximize their time at the parks by minimizing their time waiting in line for attractions. Unlike the Individual Lightning Lane selections where you can choose your return time, Disney Genie+ only allows you to choose the next available time slot for each attraction. There is a strategy that I used on a recent trip that proved to be successful.

    For this example, I'll use the day I spent at the Magic Kingdom. First, you'll need to log on to your My Disney Experience App starting at 7 AM and make your first selection before the official park opening time. You should be able to find a later arrival window for one of the more popular attractions, such as Peter Pan's Flight or Jungle Cruise. Even though you can't select the time you want, each of these selections, along with a few others, tend to fill up faster and have later return times even this early in the day. You can then make your next selection two hours after the official park opening time. Again, select an attraction that has a later return window. At this point, you should be arriving at the park if you plan to get there around 1 PM. If you arrive and are still too early for your Genie+ selections, try to make one more reservation two hours after the last one you made. Now you should have a few attractions that you can use the Lightning Lane entrance for and can start your day at the park. 

    Carol, with seven hours at the park, you should be able to fit in everything you plan to do. If you follow this strategy, Disney Genie+ will be a great service to use on this day. I hope you have a magical Walt Disney World vacation!

    See ya real soon!
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Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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