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  • On Jul 23, 2022
    Robyn from VIC 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, I am visiting Disneyland in a few weeks. Is it cheaper to get Disney Genie plus upfront with our tickets or purchase on the day? To buy with tickets it costs an extra USD 20 per person per day. Hopw much does it cost to buy on the day? Thanks Robyn

    Hi Robyn! Welcome to planDisney. I can see that you are traveling all the way from Australia to the Happiest Place on Earth in just a few weeks! Let's see what we can find out for you so you can start daydreaming about those park days ahead!

    I think I have some good news for you. The cost of Genie+ is the same whether you add it to your ticket at the time of purchase or you wait until you scan through the gate and purchase it within the Disneyland Mobile App. There is no penalty for waiting to make that decision. In fact, some Guests (and fellow panelists) prefer this method! They like to use it for a day to test out the different features and strategies for Lightning Lanes. If you are traveling for multiple days, you may find that you prefer to have it on some days and not on others. I know I like to have a day that's mostly focused on relaxing by the pool, and we may only pop into the parks for a spin through Space Mountain. Adding it one day at a time gives you some additional flexibility! 

    To add Genie+ once you're in the parks, just open your Disneyland Mobile App and tap the "+" along the bottom navigation bar. Select "View My Genie Day and Tip Board" and toggle to the "Tip Board". You should see the option to "Purchase for Today" front and center. If your full party is linked to your account, you will be able to select all the Guests you would like to purchase Genie+ for at one time. A few taps of your magic wand and those Lightning Lanes are yours! 

    I recommend making your first Lightning Lane selection just as you are walking down Main Street, U.S.A. You'll be able to make your next one either as soon as you tap into the first or two hours after making the first if the first is for much later in the day. If you are looking to also include some Individual Lightning Lanes in your day, I would go ahead and take a look at these options early in your day. Currently, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure, and Radiator Springs Racers all have Individual Lightning Lanes and are not included with the Genie+ upgrade. The pricing and availability for these will vary by day so you may see these fluctuate. To purchase, you can just head back to your "Tip Board" and scroll until you reach the attraction. You will see the option to purchase, the price for the day, and the next return time available.

    I'm so happy to see that you will be in the parks before September 1st when we will say farewell to both the Main Street Electrical Parade and Disneyland Forever fireworks. These shows returned for a limited time, and we don't know if or when we will see them again. I highly recommend reserving a night to catch them. If you choose to stake out a spot along Main Street, U.S.A. for the first performance of the parade, you will be one of the first to fill the street after the parade passes to catch an unbelievable view of the fireworks. A memory that will last forever!

    Robyn, I know this was a lot to take in! If you have any more questions, feel free to reach back out to me directly or come back to see us here at planDisney

    Keep wishing on those stars!
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Meet the Panelist: Tara, Pennsylvania

Hello from Philly! Disney Parks have been my heart and soul since my 3-year old feet first hit Main Street, U.S.A. Nothing compares to the burst of pure joy, nostalgia and magic that I feel EVERY time I enter the gates! I love planning Disney vacations and have been known to convert a non-believer or two in one magical afternoon. Whether it's park days with friends, multi-generational trips, toddling around with kids or flying solo, I'm ready to help you personalize the magic at the Happiest Place On Earth! Learn More About Tara

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