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  • On Feb 26, 2022
    Brian from DE Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I’m trying to book new tickets for next November 2022. But I’m not seeing the option to add Genie + services at checkout anymore? How do I ensure I’ll be able to upgrade my tickets for November To add the Genie+ services and lighting lane features. Ty

    Hi Brian! Welcome to planDisney!

    Oh boy! A visit to the Walt Disney World Resort during the holiday season! I don’t think it gets any better than being on Main Street, U.S.A. surrounded by the festive décor and holiday cheer! Some of the Disney Resort hotel lobbies are decked out with oversized Christmas trees, gingerbread houses, and classic train sets. If you get a chance to hop around to some resorts, check out Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. These are a few of the best!

    The fastest and easiest way to book your theme park tickets is to head over to the Walt Disney World website and select “Parks & Tickets”. On the drop-down menu, click on “Theme Park Tickets” and follow the prompts until you have selected the number of days for your tickets, the date you plan on visiting, and the number of Guests in your party. Once you click continue, it should then give you the option to add Disney Genie+ to your entire length of stay. The only instance where this is not the case is if you are only purchasing a single-day ticket. Disney has recently changed its policy which does not allow you to add on Disney Genie+ during your ticket purchase. You must wait until the day of your visit to do so. 

    If you are only purchasing a single-day ticket, this will explain why you do not see this as an option during checkout. But to be honest, it is just as simple to purchase the morning of as it is prior. Make sure you have the My Disney Experience App downloaded on your mobile device and have linked your tickets to your account. That morning, tap on the three horizontal bars on the bottom right of your screen and select “My Genie Day”. Once here, locate the purple bar that reads “Get Disney Genie+ for Today”. Follow the prompts and add on the members of the party who wish to use the service. Now that it is paid for, you can make your first Lightning Reservation starting at 7 AM. 

    If you are trying to purchase multi-day tickets and Disney Genie+ is not an option to add on during checkout, I would suggest calling the Walt Disney World Resort and speaking to a Cast Member for assistance. They will be happy to get your tickets set up the proper way. Remember, you will always have the option to add Disney Genie+ the day of your visit since this service does not sell out.

    Brian, have an amazing time on your holiday visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth!

    Happy planning!
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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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