Beauty and the Beast Topiary at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
  • On Feb 23, 2022
    Donna from AL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Our military post did not offer the Genie + option when we purchased our park hopper tickets. I have linked the tickets to our reservation. How do we add this option before our trip? Thanks so much!

    Hi Donna, welcome back to planDisney!

    Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation will be in full bloom in no time. Spring is one of my favorite seasons to experience the magic. The EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival is kicking off this week. Be sure to check out the newly released Foodie Guide and the Garden Rocks concert series lineup. 

    My heart overflows with gratitude for your family's military service, Donna. Disney Military Salute Tickets offer incredible savings for our deserving military families. At this time, it is not possible to add Disney Genie+ service to previously purchased military tickets before your visit. For the same price per person, per day, you will be able to purchase Disney Genie+ service in the My Disney Experience mobile app each park day beginning at 12:00 a.m. You can make your first Genie+ Lightning Lane booking at 7:00 a.m., so I recommend purchasing by 6:30 a.m. so you have time to input your personal preferences before the clock strikes seven. 

    To purchase Genie+ the morning of a park day, log into your My Disney Experience mobile app. In addition to your ticket, make sure you have a park pass reservation linked to your account. Click the three, small horizontal lines at the bottom right of your home screen, then "My Genie Day." Scroll down and click "Get Disney Genie+ for Today" in the purple banner.   

    I know this is not the news you wanted to hear, Donna, but let's see if we can find a hidden Mickey in the silver lining of this situation. In my experience, purchasing Disney Genie+ service makes the most sense if you're planning to spend a full day in the parks and experience as many attractions as possible. My family experienced multiple Genie+ Lightning Lane attractions on a recent Disney's Hollywood Studios day but decided not to purchase Genie+ for our EPCOT day because we planned on arriving late morning and had a lunch reservation at Le Cellier. Buying Genie+ in advance requires Guests to purchase for the duration of their ticket. Making a Genie+ purchase each day gives you the flexibility to save money on days you do not plan to maximize the magic of this add-on. In fact, I chose not to purchase Genie+ on my most recent Disney Military Salute Ticket for that very reason.

    I hope you have a wonderful vacation. Please return to planDisney with any other trip-planning questions before, during, or after your stay.   

    Live life in full bloom,
    Jennifer




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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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