Family Walking by Castle; mom; dad; son; sleeping beauty castle
  • On Oct 4, 2023
    Jacqueline from MA 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 purchase Genie+ for everyone in my party including children? Or do I just purchase it for myself with them all linked in my party?

    Hello, Jacqueline!

    Welcome back to planDisney! I'm excited that you'll be visiting the Disneyland Resort this year. It's the Happiest Place on Earth!

    Disney Genie+ Service provides guests with Lightning Lane access at some of the most popular attractions in Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. It is purchased on a per-ticket basis, so you'll need to add Disney Genie+ to the ticket of each person in your party who wants to use Lightning Lane queues. Because children under the age of 3 don't require a park ticket, kids under the age of 3 are welcome to join those in your party who are using Disney Genie+ to enter Lightning Lanes (as long as they meet any height requirements). 

    There are two ways to purchase Disney Genie+ for your visit. You can choose to include Disney Genie+ as part of your theme park tickets, which would apply to each day your ticket is valid. Your other option is to wait and purchase Disney Genie+ when you enter the theme parks by using the Disneyland Mobile App. That purchase will only apply to your tickets for that same day, so you would purchase Disney Genie+ first thing in the morning each day that you wanted to use it.

    Purchasing Disney Genie+ and making Lightning Lane reservations in the Disneyland Mobile App is pretty easy! The option to purchase Disney Genie+ will usually show up at the top of the home screen on the app, and you'll be guided through the purchase and selecting the tickets you want to include. Remember, everyone who has a ticket needs to be included when you purchase!

    When you're ready to choose a Lightning Lane, I like to go to the Tip Board by tapping "View Itinerary" under the "Complimentary Planning" section on the home screen. Then tap "Tip Board" to see a list of attractions, current wait times, and Lightning Lane availability. If you see a Lightning Lane that you want to book, just tap on "Book Experience" for that attraction. While you're booking you'll have the chance to include everyone in your party who wants to join you. It's a good idea to know which attractions have Lightning Lanes before you arrive, so you can plan your day!

    I hope that takes a little bit of the mystery out of Disney Genie+ for you, Jacqueline! I love using Lightning Lanes in the parks and I'm sure you will, too. If you have more questions about the Disneyland Resort just say the word and I'll help you out!

    Keep moving forward!


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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Utah

Hi! I'm Amanda—a pixie-sized wife, mom, engineer, content strategist, and Disneyland Resort specialist! I fell in love with science as a kid at Disneyland Park, learning about physics while I waited to ride Space Mountain. I love how Disney combines art, words, science, and music to create incredible experiences. Solving challenging problems is one of my favorite things, I'm so excited to help you design the perfect strategy for a magical day! Learn More About Amanda

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