Cinderella Castle 50th Night
  • On Apr 7, 2022
    Cyndi from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have a group of 8 going to MK. We will all have Genie+. 5 of them will be doing their own thing. Can they book their own lightening lane and the other 3 people book their own at the same time?

    Hi Cyndi, welcome to planDisney!

    Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is just around the riverbend. A glance at the Theme Park Reservation Availability Calendar shows me parks are starting to fill up on certain days in May so please make sure you have valid admission linked to your My Disney Experience account and theme park reservations booked via the Disney Park Pass system for each park day. Now let's talk about Disney Genie+ service.

    Disney Genie+ service gives you access to Lightning Lane entrances at over 40 attractions throughout the four theme parks. For certain ticket types, this service can be purchased in advance for the duration of your ticket. Alternately, it can be purchased as early as midnight on each park day in the My Disney Experience mobile app. Regardless of when and how Genie+ is purchased, everyone can book their first Lightning Lane selection at 7:00 a.m.

    Genie+ is linked to an individual's My Disney Experience account or account profile for children and those without their own account. As such, Lightning Lane bookings are also attached to individuals. As long as everyone is connected as Family and Friends in My Disney Experience, individuals with My Disney Experience accounts can use the app to book Lightning Lane attractions for the whole group or any portion of the group. For example, person 1 can book a 9:30 a.m. return time for Space Mountain (available as a Genie+ Lightning Lane attraction through August 7) for five people at 7:00 a.m. At the same time, person 2 can book a 10:00 a.m. return time for Jungle Cruise for three different people. To do this, click the three small lines at the bottom right of the app's home screen and "Tip Board." Scroll to the desired attraction (listed alphabetically by park) and click the Book Experience box with LL Disney Genie+ and the next available arrival time listed. The next step of the booking process asks you to Confirm Your Party. This is where you will only select the members of your party booking that specific attraction. 

    If the goal is to experience certain attractions as a big group, I recommend starting with those attractions or making sure the smaller groups book arrival times that are within an hour of each other. You can book your next Lightning Lane attraction as soon as everyone's tapped into their first Lightning Lane attraction.

    I hope your elite eight have a marvelous time at The World's Most Magical Celebration. In between attractions, make sure to get a picture of everyone in front of the Cinderella Castle. Matching shirts are optional but highly encouraged.

    Plan magic; planDisney.

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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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