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  • On May 13, 2024
    Bambi from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have our park tickets purchased, entering on May 23,but I want to purchase Genie +. Do I have to wait until 12am on the 23rd to do that.

    Hey Howdy Hey Bambi and welcome to planDisney!

    I am so excited to hear that you will be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort in just a few short days! Thank you for stopping by with your question about Genie+ purchase options. I will be happy to give you more information on the details. 

    Bambi, you have it right so far. At this time, the purchase of Genie+ is only available starting at midnight of the day you are planning on visiting the parks. Advanced sales are currently unavailable. Once purchased, you can begin making your Lightning Lane Entry selections starting at 7:00 AM. Your next opportunity for booking comes either 2 hours after the park officially opens to the public or when you redeem your first Lightning Lane selection. 

    While there are plenty of strategies for maximizing your Lightning Lane selections, I am a big fan of stacking them! When making your selections, you will have options of which times to book. The parks usually will be at their busiest around late morning and early afternoon, which is when I select most of my Lightning Lanes. If you are staying onsite at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, you can take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry to get into the parks 30 minutes early. This will allow you to get a few attractions in before everyone gets to the park. When the parks are at their busiest, you will be skipping the big stand-by lines and taking advantage of your Lightning Lanes. This helps to maximize your time in the parks with shorter wait times and more time enjoying the parks. 

    I hope this helps clear up your purchasing strategy for Genie+ and some tips on maximizing your Lightning Lane selections. If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach back out and let us know, we are always happy to help!

    Have a Magical day, 

    Nick
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Meet the Panelist: Nick, Ohio

Hey howdy hey, I’m Nick! My happy place will always be Walt Disney World Resort and is where we call “Home”, but we do vacation exclusively in Cincinnati, Ohio for most of the year. My happily ever after is shared with my 3 girls, my beautiful wife and my career in Physical Therapy. I love any excuse to talk about Walt Disney World Resort and am so excited to help you discover the Magic of the Resort. Learn More About Nick

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