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  • On Jul 18, 2022
    Erin from OR 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 would love to know more about adding Genie to my Disney trip. I used fastpass before and loved it. It sounds like it is a upfront cost and then more after if you want to reserve rides. Is that true?

    Hey there, Erin! Welcome to planDisney. I’m glad you’re thinking about the phenomenal cosmic power of Disney Genie+. You ain’t never had a friend like him – I can say this with ease after saving hours and hours of time not waiting in standby queues! 

    You can add Genie+ to your tickets at time of purchase, or once you have entered through the turnstile. In the Disneyland mobile app, go to My Genie Day, My Day, and you’ll see a link to add Genie+. You can purchase it for all members of your party. The current price of Disney Genie+ at Disneyland Resort is $20 per ticket per day, subject to change. 

    With Genie+ you’ll have access to Lightning Lanes (faster queues) for 19 attractions, which includes most of the major attractions. Then, there are three additional attractions with Individual Lightning Lanes for purchase separately. These Individual Lightning Lanes can be purchased for up to two different attractions each day, so plan accordingly because you can’t do all three Individual Lightning Lane attractions in a single day. 

    Here are some tips about using Genie+. I know it sounds confusing but I promise it will make a lot more sense once you arrive and start using it!

    You can pick one Lightning Lane per attraction per day. For example, you can use the Lightning Lane for Space Mountain only once in a day, but you could opt to use the standby queue if you want to ride it again.

    The easiest way to find available Lightning Lane windows is in the Disneyland mobile app under the Tip Board. As you scroll down, for the attractions that have Lightning Lanes, you'll see "LL Disney Genie+" with a link to "Book Experience."

    You can make your next selection immediately after your current selection has been redeemed. Also, if it’s been more than 120 minutes from the time you made the selection, even if your current selection’s arrival window hasn’t started, you can make a new selection! Example: at 9:00 a.m. you made a Lightning Lane selection for Space Mountain, for which the arrival window starts at 1:00 p.m.. At 11:00 a.m., you can make another Lightning Lane selection, even though you haven’t redeemed your Space Mountain Lightning Lane yet. 

    Guess what - Genie+ gives you complimentary access to Disney PhotoPass for the day. This is a huge perk! When you link attraction photos as well as those taken by Disney PhotoPass Photographers, you’ll have access to unlimited digital downloads for the day. Be sure to ask the photographer about taking a Magic Shot which includes special effects or character surprises.

    Ready for this magic carpet ride, Erin? Hope Genie makes your wishes come true!


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Meet the Panelist: Kamini, California

Greetings from the Golden State! Like Elastigirl, I am a committed wife and mom, resourceful, passionate, and will stretch to any length for my loved ones! Two of my favorite places to spend time with my family are Disneyland Resort, and Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. Being there is a treat for all the senses - the amazing sights, sounds, aromas, and flavors make us smile from ear to ear. I have decades of magical Disney moments woven into my heart, and I can't wait to share the magic with you! Learn More About Kamini

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