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  • On Jun 19, 2022
    Andy from CO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Good Morning Lisa- So my family is heading out to Disneyland next week and we purchased the Genie +. What is the best way to use this feature? Thanks

    Hi Andy and Welcome to planDisney! Thanks so much for sending me your question. I'm honored that you would ask me for help! 

    Oh wow! How exciting that you're arriving at The Happiest Place on Earth tomorrow! I'm happy to help! You made a great decision by adding Disney Genie+ to your theme park tickets and you are all set to use it once you enter either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park. After you and your family have scanned in, you can make your first attraction selection using the Disneyland Mobile app. I would suggest having your must-do attractions in mind before arriving at the theme park and be sure to choose those first throughout the day. I would also suggest choosing the earliest arrival window possible so that you can start enjoying attractions. One of the best ways to manage and maximize Genie+ is to set an alarm on your mobile device so you can continue making ride selections as you are eligible. You’ll be eligible to make your next selection after your currently selected arrival window has either started or been redeemed. You’re also eligible to make another selection if you’re currently holding on to a selection that has an arrival window that’s more than two hours from the time the prior selection was made. Here is a list of the attractions you can select as part of Genie+ at Disneyland Park and these are the attractions included with Genie+ at Disney California Adventure Park.

    If you decide there are some attractions you wish to experience that aren't included with the purchase of Genie+, Individual Lightning Lanes are available for select attractions. The availability of Lightning Lanes can be limited, so I would recommend not waiting to purchase if you are interested in this option. 

    One other thing I want to make sure you know is that you can enjoy unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital downloads for each day that you purchase Genie+. All of the photos you want to have taken are included and you can find Disney PhotoPass photographers throughout the theme parks. It's the perfect way to capture all of the magical memories! 

    Andy, I'm wishing you and your family an amazing Disneyland Resort vacation filled with lots of laughs, yummy food, and all of the attractions you wish to ride! Thanks again for taking the time to send me your question! I'm happy to help if you have any additional questions or whenever you are ready to plan your family's next vacation! Fair warning...the magic of a Disney Parks Vacation is very addictive! 

    Have a magical time!

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Meet the Panelist: Lisa, Colorado

Hi everyone! I’m Lisa from Colorado where I live Happily Ever After as a mom, wife, and kindergarten teacher! I was raised on all things Disney and fell in love with Walt Disney World Resort on my first visit at six years old. I'm lucky to be an annual Passholder at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World and I love visiting my laughing places as often as possible! I’m so excited to help you plan special memories at The Happiest Place on Earth and The Most Magical Place on Earth! Learn More About Lisa

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