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  • On Apr 12, 2023
    Julie from WA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do I need to download the app and get in queues for rides?

    Hi there, Julie!  You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney!

    The Disneyland mobile app has everything you need to maximize the magic of your Disneyland Resort theme park visit.  While you don't technically need the app to enter an attraction's standby queue, I would highly recommend that at least one person in your party has the app on their phone.  Someone in your group will need access to the app if you're going to use Disney Genie and Disney Genie+ services.  You will need the app to view the Disney Genie tip board, and if you purchase Disney Genie+, you will use the app to make your Lightning Lane reservations for attractions.  Lightning Lane entrances are used to bypass the standby queues at select attractions.

    In addition to accessing Disney Genie and Disney Genie+ services, the Disneyland app can be used for contactless dining experiences such as mobile food and beverage orders, making dining reservations, checking in at restaurants, and joining restaurant wait lists.  You can also use the app to view a park map and check current attraction wait times.  Merchandise mobile checkout can be used through the Disneyland app, and you can also use it to access your Disney PhotoPass pictures.

    I think you'll find that the Disneyland mobile app is almost as helpful as a magic lamp or a fairy godmother's wand.  If you have additional questions about using the Disneyland app or any other aspect of your theme park visit, please don't hesitate to ask.

    See ya real soon!
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Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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