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  • On Jan 16, 2023
    Amanda from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My husband and I will be splitting up one day with one child each. Can we use Genie + separately? Him to book at Hollywood and me to book at Epcot or can we still only book 1 every 120 minutes? It's one account but two different park reservations

    Hi Amanda, welcome back to planDisney!

    It's nice to see you digging into the details of your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation. I fully support your family's divide-and-conquer approach to experiencing the four theme parks. On a recent trip, my son and I set off to explore Conservation Station and Affection Section at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Another day, it was all about the mother-daughter time at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Magic Kingdom Park. Many paths lead to core memories.

    Purchasing Disney Genie+ service is a great way to spend less time waiting in line and more time experiencing attractions on your park days. You can purchase Disney Genie+ service via the Tip Board of the My Disney Experience mobile app (three small lines at the bottom of the home page --> Tip Board) for anyone in your party with a theme park reservation. I recommend purchasing for your entire party by 6:45 a.m. (yes, you can purchase for everyone at once even though you're going to different parks) so you can book your first Genie+ Lighting Lane attraction at 7:00 a.m.

    You can make Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane reservations for anyone in your party with Disney Genie+ linked to their account. Part of the reservation process allows you to edit and confirm your party. As such, it is indeed possible for those in your party going to Hollywood Studios to make their Genie+ Lightning Lane reservations separate and independent from those going to EPCOT. You may experience some lag trying to book your first Disney Genie+ Lighting Lane attractions right at 7:00 a.m. on two devices, but that problem should dissipate since the time you're eligible to book your next Genie+ Lighting Lane attraction (after tapping in at the first attraction or two hours after park opening) will likely be different. 

    There're a few things you should keep in mind as you execute Disney Genie+ service on your split park day, Amanda. Genie+ Lighting Lane reservations are made via the Tip Board of the My Disney Experience mobile app. You'll want to make sure the correct park appears at the top of your Tip Board before scrolling to your desired attraction. If necessary, click "Change Park" to make a change. If the EPCOT crew plans on trying to join the Virtual Queue for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT, which I highly recommend, you should do that at 7:00 a.m. before you book your first Genie+ Lighting Lane attraction. 

    For what it's worth, Amanda, my family finds Disney Genie+ service most valuable on our Magic Kingdom Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios days. You're visiting at a time with reasonable crowds, so standby queue wait times for most EPCOT attractions will be very reasonable. Money saved on not purchasing Disney Genie+ service for your EPCOT day could be easily spent on must-have souvenirs at Creations Shop.

    Have the best time making magical memories with your family next month, Amanda. Hope to see you at planDisney again soon!

    Choose magic,
    Jennifer

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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