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  • On Jan 10, 2022
    Tracey from NJ Asked

    hello, my husband, 1 daughter and I have annual passes, how do we add Genie? Do we just go to the app when we are at the hotel? Also, my other daughter will have regular park tickets, how does it work with that?

    Why hello there, Tracey! It seems like you found the magic lamp and have made a wish that led to us at planDisney! I'm so glad you're here.

    Disney Genie is a service that you can access through the My Disney Experience app and is sure to give you "phenomenal cosmic powers!" This is a free service that will create personalized itineraries for your travel party, including dining and attraction recommendations. You're welcome to use these recommendations, follow your own plan or swap out suggestions. You hold the power in your hands!

    Disney Genie+ is a paid option where you can get access to Lightning Lane entrances, which helps to minimize waits and maximize the fun! The great news is that Disney Genie+ can be added to Annual Passes and regular Theme Park Tickets the same way. However, if your daughter has not yet purchased her Theme Park Tickets, she has the option of upgrading her tickets to include Disney Genie+ service during checkout. The choice is yours!

    This service can be added through your My Disney Experience app beginning at midnight on the day you wish to use it. If you want to use it each day of your trip, you would go into the app and add it each day. If you only want to use it for a couple of days, you have that option too!

    To do this, here are the steps:
    • Log in to your My Disney Experience app. (Make sure your My Disney Experience app has been updated!)
    • Tap the icon in the bottom right corner that looks like three stacked lines.
    • Tap "My Genie Day." You'll know you're getting close to the magic because you'll see the magic lamp icon!
    • Tap "Get Disney Genie+ For Today," then "Get Disney Genie+ Service."
    • Choose the Guests that you'd like to purchase Disney Genie+ for.
    • Review details and complete purchase.
    • Ta-da! You did it!
    When purchasing Disney Genie+, I would recommend doing so by 6:00 AM so you can make sure you don't encounter unexpected errors along the way. (I'm notorious for having an out-of-date credit card linked to my account - oops!) You can make your first Disney Genie+ reservation at 7:00 AM, and that would be my suggestion! Some rides and attractions book up extremely fast, so sometimes Guests even use a secondary clock to count down the seconds until they're able to book their first desired attraction.

    You are also able to purchase Individual Lightning Lane entrances if you so wish! This is an option to purchase a Lightning Lane for some of Walt Disney World Resort's most popular rides. If this is something you'd like to do, these can be purchased at 7:00 AM for Guests of Disney Resort Hotels or at the time of park opening for Guests who are staying offsite. If you wanted to purchase both Disney Genie+ AND Individual Lightning Lane entrances, you can have two people in your travel party do this at the same time. And Tracey, don't forget to make your Theme Park Reservations as soon as you can!

    I hope I was able to help you with your question, Tracey! Have a magical trip!

    See ya real soon,
    Michelle
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Meet the Panelist: Michelle, Pennsylvania

Why hello, dreamers of all ages! I’m a lightsaber-wielding, Mickey waffle-loving, adventure-seeking kid at heart! My husband and our pup live in a little town near Pittsburgh that we affectionately call Main Street, U.S.A. We consider Walt Disney World Resort our second home and I’m so excited to help you add even more magic to your Disney vacation! Learn More About Michelle

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