AA Family at Disney's California Adventure; eating; coaster; Farris Wheel
  • On Mar 1, 2024
    Chelsea from CA 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'm a magic key holder & purchased my mom's ticket and added on the genie+ option for her. However, I was unaware that I could not purchase genie+ for myself prior to my visit. Am I at risk of it being sold out the morning of my visit?

    Hi there, Chelsea!

    Thank you for stopping by planDisney with your question! Buying a ticket to Disneyland Resort for your mom is very sweet! I am a Magic Key holder and often visit Disneyland with friends and family who purchase theme park tickets, so I can understand the confusion around Disney Genie+.

    Although Disney Genie+ can sell out, it has never happened during my countless visits to Disneyland. It seems like it would most likely happen on extra busy days around major holidays. Since I travel there from Nevada, I like to maximize my time in the parks by purchasing Disney Genie+ on all of my trips. As soon as I enter a theme park, I log into my Disneyland mobile app, buy Disney Genie+, and make my first Lightning Lane selection. Adding your mom's ticket to your Disneyland app will make it easier to book Lightning Lane reservations for both of you.

    I hope you are visiting Disney California Adventure Park during your visit! The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival kicked off on March 1, 2024, and there are so many food and beverages to try! The new Cheeseburger Bao with Thousand Island dressing, grilled onions, pickle, and tomato relish looks delicious, as does the S’mores Caramel Tart, a graham cracker tart shell filled with caramel and chocolate ganache topped with a toasted marshmallow. Yummy! Check out the Disney Parks Blog Foodie Guide to see all of the delicious food and drinks you could sample during your visit. This year, Guests can purchase a Sip and Savor Pass that includes 4 or 8 digital coupons that can be redeemed for select food and nonalcoholic beverages at participating Festival Marketplaces and dining locations. I try to use my Sip and Savor Pass on the highest-priced items to get the best value.

    Chelsea, I hope you and your mom enjoy a wonderful day at Disneyland Resort! Since Disney Genie+ includes unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital downloads from the day, make sure to get some photos of your special day. Please reach out to us again if you have additional questions!

    Magic Happens!

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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Nevada

Hello from Nevada! I'm Jen - a married mom, social worker, and lifetime collector of Disney experiences. Disneyland Resort has been my "home away from home" since I was a child, and Walt Disney World Resort has become one of my favorite vacations spots as an adult. Whether it's celebrating special occasions, dining with food allergies, or making use of digital tools, I love helping Guests maximize their time and fun while visiting Disney destinations!  Learn More About Jen

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