Guardians of the Galaxy at Night
  • On Jun 5, 2022
    Sarah from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Help! I have Genie+ added to my tix, but want to make sure I understand how to use it? Any tips? Lightening Lane too? Thx!!!!

    Hi Sarah! Welcome to planDisney! It's great to have you stop by!

    Your personal Genie has arrived! I am here to help you with all things Disney Genie+! I can't believe you are only days away from arriving at the Most Magical Place on Earth! I'm sure all the planning that you have done thus far is going to pay off big time when you are here! Let's dive into how to use it and some tips and tricks to get the most out of the service!

    Disney Genie+ will give you access to many attractions across all four of the theme parks. It is designed to help you bypass the standby queue to maximize your time at the park. On each park day, you can make your first Lightning Lane selection starting at 7 AM. To do so, follow the steps below.

    1. Download the My Disney Experience App to your mobile device and log on to your account.
    2. Tap on the three horizontal bars on the bottom right of your screen.
    3. Select "Tip Board" followed by the park you are visiting on this day.
    4. Scroll through the list of attractions and at 7 AM, select the one you want to make a Lightning Lane reservation for.

    If that selection is within two hours of the official park opening, then you’ll be able to make another selection once you ride the first attraction. You'll continue this process throughout the day. If your selection is a popular ride and your return window is not until later in the day, you will be able to make a second selection two hours after park opening. I suggest setting a timer on your phone to remind you to make your second selection. I used this strategy while at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We made riding Slinky Dog Dash a priority and made sure to get the first available time slot that we could get. It ended up being later in the day, but we were still able to utilize Genie+ the rest of the day since our return time was not any time close.

    The Individual Lightning Lane attractions work slightly differently. These attractions are not included in Disney Genie+ and have a separate cost associated with them. To bypass the wait time on these attractions, you will follow the same steps above, except when you select the attraction, you will need to follow the prompts to pay for the purchase. Also, you will only be able to make your first Individual Lightning Lane selection at 7 AM if you are staying at a Disney Resorts Hotel or other select hotels. Otherwise, you'll need to wait until the official park opening time to make your selection. For the newly opened Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind or Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, having early access to make these selections is an advantage.

    If you are unable to snag a Genie+ Lightning Lane selection or an Individual Lightning Lane selection in the morning, I suggest getting to the park early on these days. Once the park opens, head straight to these attractions and try to get there before the rest of the Guests do. This will allow you to ride these popular attractions with shorter wait times and then still have Genie+ selections for other attractions thereafter. 

    Sarah, I hope this information helps you on your upcoming visit! Have a magical time during your stay!

    See ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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