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  • On Aug 3, 2023
    Loretta from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Group of 4 traveling, ALL want the same rides. Intend to purchase Genie+ after midnight. In order to increase chances of best ride time…with all 4 members chosen….are we all be on the app looking for best ride availability at the same time.

    Welcome to planDisney, Loretta! I'm so glad to be able to answer your question today about one of my favorite ways to save time at Walt Disney World Resort: Disney Genie+ service. This is a great question about some of the finer points of how it works, so let's jump right in and chat about it.

    Loretta, in my experience, I have found that Disney Genie+ service works best from a tech perspective when one person is in charge of making Lightning Lane selections for the entire group. This will minimize the chances of any errors, crossed wires, or the system recognizing reservations that don't exist or haven't fully been completed. While it is certainly possible for everyone to try to get reservations at the exact same time, I have found that it isn't really necessary to do that if you're all properly linked in the My Disney Experience app, and it majorly simplifies the process if only one person is trying at a time. 

    To maximize your chances of getting what you want, it really helps to be prepared! A few minutes before 7:00 AM, open up the My Disney Experience app and create your party for the day so that when the time comes to book those Lightning Lanes, all of that is set up and ready to go. You can also "practice" by opening up the Disney Genie Tip Board and finding the first attraction you want to book so you know exactly where to find it when you're ready. If you don't find a time that suits you right away, grab one anyway because your Lightning Lane selections that are made with Disney Genie+ service can be modified, so you can keep checking to see if something more convenient for you pops up!

    I hope this answers your question, Loretta, and please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help you plan your magical vacation.

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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