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  • On Jun 12, 2023
    Henry from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello Can you please explain genie+ and lightning lanes we have not been in 4 years and are booking a trip.I used to do all the resides and Fast passes but this is a little confusing.We will be staying on property at CBR. Thanks

    Welcome back to planDisney, Henry. It's great to chat with a fellow Pennsylvanian about planning a trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth. 

    Henry, as guest who was also well-versed in the FastPass+ system, I appreciate your question. And... before I dive into a quick tutorial of Genie+ and Lightning Lanes, I'll encourage you to check out THIS announcement from the Disney Parks Blog regarding changes that might be coming in 2024 to Disney Genie+. I would encourage you to bookmark the Disney Parks Blog and continue to check back as your trip approaches. 

    Now, let's jump into current practices of Disney Genie+. At this time, you can purchase Disney Genie+ beginning at midnight on the day of your park visit. So, for example, when my family went, on days that we were still awake at midnight, I opened up the My Disney Experience Mobile App and made our Disney Genie+ purchase at midnight and then made our first Lightning Lane selection at 7:00 AM in the morning. Some evenings, if we were already asleep by midnight, I would wake up around 6:00 AM and make our Disney Genie+ purchase at that time so that I was ready to make our Lightning Lane selection at 7:00 AM. Please take a look at THIS PAGE to see which attractions are included in Disney Genie+ Lightning Lanes versus those that are only available through Individual Lightning Lanes (and need to be purchased separately). As a guest staying at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, you can also purchase these beginning at 7:00 AM.

    Henry, as an example, let me share how my family uses Disney Genie+ when we visit Disney's Hollywood Studios. After we have purchased Disney Genie+ (likely at midnight), I will try to secure a Lightning Lane for Slinky Dog Dash at 7:00 AM while my husband would purchase an Individual Lightning Lane for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Now, as Slinky Dog Dash is a popular attraction, it's possible that the time available might be later in the day. If so, we'll set an alarm on our phone for 2 hours after park opening to make another Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane selection. Depending on the attraction, this Lightning Lane might be before our Slinky Dog Dash time. 

    Henry, while it does sound a bit complicated, I'm happy to share that I felt much more at ease after the first day of using this system. I hope this helps as you're planning ahead. If you have any additional questions, please come on back to planDisney as we are always happy to assist! 

    Wishing you a pixie-dusted stay, 
    Lauren
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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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