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  • On Jul 12, 2022
    Memphis from NSW Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    HI! I'm wondering how it works using Genie+ to make advanced dining reservations if I'm not staying on property (staying in a good neighbour hotel).

    Hey there Memphis and welcome to planDisney!

    I'm so glad to see you actively planning your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort for next May. The early bird gets the worm and you are the earliest one! With all of the new offerings and services at your disposal, it can be a new type of challenge to keep everything straight. But you've got friends on the other side of the world to help you out!

    Plotting out all those tasty treat stops for your vacation is always a must-do activity. Those table service restaurant meals are usually the time when my family gets to kick back and decompress after a day in the theme parks. Making those Advanced Dining Reservations can actually be done conveniently from your My Disney Experience app. If you haven't already, download it to your mobile device and create yourself a My Disney Experience account. Now you'll be able to see the plans you make in a central location. When your 60-day dining reservation window opens, you'll just need to tap the search icon at the bottom of the screen. You can type in the name of the restaurant of choice. You can then tap the Reserve Dining icon and indicate your party size, the date you want to dine, and the time you'd like to set your reservation. Review that reservation and enter in your credit card information. Agree to the Guest Policies and hit that magical green Book Now button and you're all set!

    Disney Genie Service and Disney Genie+ Service actually cover a totally different part of your vacation. This service brings its phenomenal cosmic powers to the itty bitty living space of your mobile device on your My Disney Experience app. You can purchase it through the app and use it to select Lightning Lanes, and create a game plan for your Disney day. Guests of Disney Resorts Collection hotels, the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, and Shades of Green can make those selections starting at 7 AM on the day of their visit to the park of their choice. If you are staying at a different hotel, you can start making your selections the second the park is officially open for the day.

    Memphis, I hope I've been able to help you today. If you have any other questions, please feel free to come back and ask me. I'm more than happy to help!

    Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Taylor, Louisiana

Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

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