AA Mom and daughter in GOTG - Guardians of the Galaxy; EPCOT
  • On May 4, 2024
    Maria from Arequipa 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've heard that some pictures taken at specific attractions are now included with Genie Plus in Disney World. How can I download them? Do I need to get a Magic band in order to let the app identify me?

    Hello Maria!

    Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney. I'm so excited to hear about your upcoming visit and happy to help you make the most of your Disney Genie+ Service purchase.

    Purchasing Genie+ will not only give you access to Lightning Lane entrances at many popular attractions, but it will also include downloads of select attraction photos as well. You can purchase Genie+ beginning at midnight on the day of your visit via the My Disney Experience Mobile App. Be sure to download that once you've arrived in the US.

    As you enjoy attractions around the park, Disney PhotoPass photos and videos from eligible attractions you've experienced that day will begin to load in the Photo Gallery in your app. You can find this by navigating to the feature menu (≡) and scrolling past the top 9 tiles to the links toward the center of the page. Once your photos begin appearing in the app you'll be able to download them to your device. You'll also have access to PhotoPass Lenses within the app as part of your Genie+ purchase. My daughter and I love using these lenses to snap some fun selfies around the parks, and there are even location-specific filters to try.

    Though you can look forward to downloading your photos from attractions like Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, TRON Lightcycle / Run presented by Enterprise, Slinky Dog Dash, and Frozen Ever After, Genie+ will not include photos captured by photographers in other areas of the parks. If you want to download those special vacation memories you'll need to purchase Memory Maker for your visit.

    Attraction photos will be automatically linked to your account if you're wearing a Disney Band (referred to in the US as MagicBand or MagicBand+). I love wearing my band each visit since it allows convenient hands-free access to Lightning Lane entrances in the parks, unlocks my resort room door, and even lets me charge purchases to my Disney Resorts Collection hotel room. You can purchase from a wide variety of colorful and character-themed bands when you arrive for your vacation. You can also use an eligible mobile device with Bluetooth permissions enabled within the My Disney Experience Mobile App, during the attractions. Keep in mind that your phone should be stored safely in your bag, pocket, or the attraction's vehicle compartment during your experience. Smartwatches are not currently compatible. 

    I hope this helps Maria. If we can answer any additional questions please come back and let us know. Panelists are also available to answer guest questions in Spanish as well if you prefer.

    Magic and memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hi, I'm Amy- a proud wife, mom, and Disney adult. I'm a natural planner with a flair for the creative, always looking for ways to add a little magical sparkle to our family's day-to-day happenings and once-in-a lifetime moments. You'll find me and my crew visiting the parks from rope drop to close and packing in as much magic as possible to each day of our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. From dining to photo spots and all the details in between, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Amy

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