Disneyland Main Street; at night; empty; lights on
  • On Jun 29, 2024
    Heidi from CO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! I have a one day visit to DLR planned with park hoppers and Genie+ included. Which park would be best to start in and how do I use Genie+ with park hopping? When can I reserve my first LL? Can I reserve from DL for a LL in DCA etc? Thanks! Heidi

    Hey there Heidi,

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you so much for your question! I'm thrilled to hear you'll be visiting the Disneyland Resort in about a month - have you started counting down the days yet?

    There was a recent announcement that starting July 24, 2024, Lightning Lane Multi Pass will be the new name for Disney Genie+ service, and Lightning Lane Single Pass will be the new name for individual Lightning Lane entrance access. The names will help provide clarity for these services, but they will function the same as they currently do! I'll use the new names for these services for the rest of my answer since that's what you'll see during your upcoming visit.

    I'm a huge fan of adding the Park Hopper option to my tickets, and they make a great pair to the ability to book Lightning Lane return times as well through Lightning Lane Multi Pass. In terms of which park is best to start in for a 1-day visit, that is a tough choice! I typically opt to make my theme park reservation for Disneyland Park mostly just so I can start my visit with a walk down Main Street, U.S.A.

    As soon as you first scan your ticket to enter a park, you're able to book your first Lightning Lane return time through the Disneyland Resort mobile app. While you can book return times for either park, I would recommend you pick a return time in your current park, because you won't be able to start park hopping until 11:00 AM - after which time you'll be able to hop back and forth as you'd like and as park capacity allows. Though I've never had an issue hopping back and forth due to park capacity, it can happen at the busiest points of the year.

    After 11:00 AM, you're free to keep an eye on the Lightning Lane return times for both parks and book them as you're able! It really adds a lot of convenience to visits, which is why I almost always add them.

    Thanks again for your question, Heidi! I hope you enjoy your trip to the Disneyland Resort next month.

    Have a Magical Day,
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Hello there! Greg here from sunny Arizona. I'm a husband, dad to two kiddos under five, and an avid fan of all things Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars. I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since I was 5 and have loved making all new magical memories as a family of 4. I enjoy helping friends get the most out of their trip to the Disneyland Resort, and I am excited to help you plan your most magical vacation ever! Learn More About Greg

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