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  • On Jun 23, 2024
    Lori 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.

    Do I need to purchase Genie plus for each member of my party or once per reservation? Going in September to celebrate my 30th wedding anniversary and wanted to know if both of us need to purchase Genie plus or just me

    Welcome back to planDisney, Lori! It looks like you're planning for a magical anniversary celebration at the Walt Disney World Resort this fall - what a perfect way to make new memories with your very own happily ever after! Lori, I've got some exciting news that was just released about changes coming to the current Disney Genie+ Service starting next month, so let's dig a little deeper into all of the details of the program so you can continue planning your celebration!

    Beginning on July 24, 2024, Lightning Lane Multi Pass will be available for Guests to purchase ahead of their vacation arrival, allowing you to secure three advance selections for attractions at whichever Theme Park you will be visiting on a given day. Attractions at Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, and Disney's Hollywood Studios will be put into two separate groups, and you will be eligible to choose one attraction from group 1 and two additional attractions from group 2  - or you may choose all three attractions from group 2 if you prefer. As soon as you redeem one Lightning Lane, you will be eligible to select another one throughout the day at any Theme Park for which you have valid admission. So if you are planning to park hop, once you have redeemed one of your advance selections, you can choose to make selections at another park than the one you started your day in if you want!

    Guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel and other select hotels including the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, Walt Disney World Swan Reserve, and Shades of Green Resort, will have the option to purchase this product and make advance selections for the duration of their vacation starting at 7 AM EST 7 days in advance of their check-in day. All other Guests will be able to purchase and make selections 3 days in advance of their park visit.

    When you purchase this product, you will purchase it for each member of your travel party directly in the My Disney Experience mobile app. If you and your spouse are connected as Family and Friends in the app, one of you can make the purchase and selections for both of you at the same time!

    Lori, with this rebranding of the current Genie+ system, planning ahead just got a little more accessible, and Guests are also gaining more flexibility to select attractions and return times that will work with other existing plans like advance dining reservations! Not to mention, since you can now purchase this service for the entire length of your stay, up to 14 days, there's no more 7 AM daily rush of booking Lightning Lanes! I'm looking forward to a few extra minutes of sleep on my next visit, for sure!

    I hope this information is helpful, Lori! Because this new system will be in place for your visit, be sure to keep up with all updates on the Disney Parks Blog in the next few months, or come back to planDisney if you have any follow-up questions or need help navigating the new system once it begins! I'm wishing you a very happy anniversary and a magical vacation!

    See you real soon,
    Alison

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Meet the Panelist: Alison, Louisiana

I'm Alison - a wife, mom, and teacher from New Orleans, LA. My first childhood visit to the Walt Disney World Resort sparked a lifelong love of this magical place, and I still find magic in both the new and nostalgic on each visit! I understand the changing dynamics of planning a practically perfect vacation; no matter how large your group is or what your interests are, I look forward to helping you create magical memories and discover unique experiences to make them even more enchanting! Learn More About Alison

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