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  • On May 29, 2023
    Nicole from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How to Manage plans for family and friends? Add lightening lane?

    Hi Nicole. Welcome to planDisney. I'm so happy you stopped by to ask your question.

    The My Disney Experience mobile app makes planning with family and friends easy. Firstly, you'll want to add them to your Family & Friends list in your My Disney Experience account. You can click on "Add a Guest" and follow the prompts. This will send them an invitation and you'll be connected once they accept. This will allow you to select them when making different plans, whether it's advanced dining reservations, connecting them to a hotel stay, or reserving Lightning Lanes through Disney Genie+.

    Please keep in mind that you and your family and friends can choose to share all plans or just the plans you have together. If you are doing most of the planning, I recommend that you update your settings to share "All My Plans." You can do this by selecting "Update" next to their name on the Family & Friends page. Ideally, they would do the same. I say this because you'll then be able to see everything for the trip. This is helpful because, for example, if you're about to book a Lightning Lane for the whole group, it's good to know what everyone in the group is doing at that time to ensure it's a good time for everyone. If two people in your group have a dining reservation at that time, you'd know that and would simply not select their names for that attraction. This setting can always be changed later.

    You can purchase Disney Genie+ for any day that you would like starting at 12 a.m. midnight. While you do not have to purchase it at that time, it is highly recommended that you do so before 7 a.m. This is when you can book your first Lightning Lane reservation. You can choose to purchase it for the entire group or they can purchase it themselves. Even if they purchase the service themselves, as long as they have the service, a valid theme park ticket, and a Theme Park Reservation, you'll be able to book experiences for them by selecting their names. If you choose to purchase Individual Lightning Lanes for the most popular attractions at the resort, I would recommend that one person buy them so you can all book the same ride time. Did someone say TRON Lightcycle / Run Presented by Enterprise at Magic Kingdom Park? Now that's an incredible experience!

    Nicole, I hope you have a wonderful summertime visit to the resort. If you are still there on July 27, 2023, you'll definitely want to check out the opening of the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. This is my absolute favorite festival that takes place at the resort and it's the original. Between the Global Marketplaces and the Eat to the Beat Concert Series, it's a classic!

    If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out!

    Eat all the good stuff,
    Matt
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Meet the Panelist: Matt, New Jersey

Well hello there! I'm Matt and I'm a Disney-loving husband, teacher, and uncle from New Jersey. You can often find me tasting my way around an EPCOT festival, rope-dropping Magic Kingdom Park, or conquering all of the Disney Mountains. I can't wait to help you reach out and find your happily ever after on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Matt

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