A joyful family riding Tiana's Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom. They laugh and scream as they plunge down the thrilling drop.
  • On Jun 16, 2024
    Amy from NY 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 have a linked family of 12 in MDE. Does each group need to buy their own before 7 am or can I do it for all? Same Q for Individual Lightning Lanes? Rider switch ILLs if we’re in the same window? Thx!

    Hiya Amy, Welcome back to planDisney! Thank you for stopping by with your excellent question. I'm thrilled to assist you! How exciting that you're planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort! You are sure to make awesome memories at The Most Magical Place on Earth!

    When using Disney Genie+ Service at Disney World, each individual or family must purchase Genie+ for themselves. Each person who wants to use Genie+ must have purchased it for that day. This purchase is individual and must be done through each person's My Disney Experience account. If each family is connected through the Friends & Family list in the My Disney Experience app, and everyone has purchased Genie+ for the day, then one person can make Genie+ reservations for the entire group.

    If the other families purchases Genie+, you still need to ensure that your family has also purchased Genie+ for that day. Simply being connected on the Friends & Family list does not automatically transfer their Genie+ purchase to you. Assuming both families have purchased Genie+, at 7am, you can log in and make a Genie+ reservation for everyone in the group, including members of both families, provided they are all linked in the Friends & Family list and have active park tickets for that day.

    Individual Lightning Lane entry can be purchased a la carte and is a pay per ride service. You would do this for attractions that are not offered through Disney Genie+, such as Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, TRON Lightcycle/Run (if you're not able to get a virtual queue), Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and more. Individual Lightning Lane entry can be purchased starting at 7:00 AM on the day of your visit if staying at a Walt Disney World Resort. Guests staying off property can make their purchase when the parks open.

    Rider Switch handy feature allows adult Guests to take turns waiting with youngsters or Guests unable to ride. If a child does not meet the height requirement or a Guest does not wish to board a particular attraction, no problem! With Rider Switch, one adult can wait with the non-rider (or riders) while the rest of the party enjoys the attraction. When the other adult returns, they can supervise the non-riding Guests, and the waiting adult can board the attraction without having to wait in the regular line again!

    Amy, I hope you find this information helpful as you prepare for an exciting visit to Walt Disney World Resort! Thank you again for visiting planDisney. Have a magical day!

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Hiya Pals! I’m Kay from beautiful Upstate New York. I’m a wife and mom to three beautiful musketeers. We are avid Disney fans and consider Walt Disney World our second home. We got married at Disney and have celebrated many milestones there and I cannot wait to help you plan your magical vacation! Learn More About Kay

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