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  • On May 29, 2022
    Madel from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    can i pay for priority parking and lightning lane

    Hey there, Madel! Thanks for popping in to planDisney with your question. You must be very, very excited about your trip to the Happiest Place on Earth! 

    Madel, the good news is you can add both these options once you arrive at Disneyland Resort. Let’s start with parking. Preferred parking is available at the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure as well as the Pixar Pals Parking Structure. If you have already purchased general parking, you can upgrade to preferred, or simply purchase preferred once you arrive at the lot.

    Lightning Lanes are the faster queues that you’ll have access to once you purchase Disney Genie+. You can add Genie+ to your tickets once you have entered the parks. As soon as you enter through the turnstile, keep your mobile phone handy and open the Disneyland mobile app. Go to My Genie Day, My Day, and you’ll see a link to add Genie+ to your day. You can add it for any or all the tickets linked to your account. 

    Madel, here are a few more tips about using Genie+, from my experience: 

    1. There are three attractions not included in Genie+ - these have Individual Lightning Lanes you can purchase ‘a la carte’ per ride, with or without Genie+. These Individual Lightning Lanes can be purchased for up to two different attractions each day, so plan accordingly, as you can’t do all three Individual Lightning Lane attractions in a single day. 

    2. The easiest way to find available Lightning Lane windows is in the Disneyland mobile app under the Tip Board. As you scroll down, for the attractions that have Lightning Lanes, you'll see "LL Disney Genie+" with a link to "Book Experience."

    3. You can make your next selection immediately after your current selection has been redeemed. And, if it’s been more than 120 minutes from the time you made the selection, even if your current selection’s arrival window hasn’t started, you can make a new selection. Example: at 9:00 a.m. you made a Lightning Lane selection for Space Mountain, for which the arrival window starts at 12:00 p.m.. At 11:00 a.m., you can make another Lightning Lane selection, even though you haven’t redeemed your Space Mountain Lightning Lane yet. Pro tip - set an alarm on your phone to remind you when to make your next selection!

    4. Only at Disneyland Resort, Genie+ gives you complimentary access to Disney PhotoPass for the day. This is a huge perk for me because I love capturing photos throughout the parks. When you link attraction photos as well as those taken by Disney PhotoPass Photographers, you’ll have access to unlimited digital downloads for the day. Ask the photographer about taking a Magic Shot which includes special effects or character surprises, they are magical!

    Madel, I am wishing you the most magical trip imaginable! 


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Meet the Panelist: Kamini, California

Greetings from the Golden State! Like Elastigirl, I am a committed wife and mom, resourceful, passionate, and will stretch to any length for my loved ones! Two of my favorite places to spend time with my family are Disneyland Resort, and Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. Being there is a treat for all the senses - the amazing sights, sounds, aromas, and flavors make us smile from ear to ear. I have decades of magical Disney moments woven into my heart, and I can't wait to share the magic with you! Learn More About Kamini

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