Mom And Son riding Radiator Springs Racers
  • On Dec 9, 2023
    Ken from AB Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am planning a trip to Disneyland in February. Can I purchase Genie + During the trip, if I feel it is necessary? Or do I have to purchase it when I purchase my tickets?

    Hey there, Ken!

    Welcome to planDisney. I'm thrilled to hear you're planning a visit to The Happiest Place on Earth. Though Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is my "home" resort, I love visiting Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park any chance I can. There's just something so special about walking in Walt's footsteps and looking up at his window over Main Street, U.S.A.

    Disney Genie+ Service has saved me countless precious hours in line at the parks on both coasts, so I always recommend it for visits when you want to maximize the magic but you're short on time. You'll have the option to purchase it as a ticket add-on for your length of visit in advance, but you can certainly wait until you're on-site to make the purchase. Just keep in mind that service is subject to availability for same-day purchases and guests must wait until they've scanned into the park in order to purchase and begin making Lightning Lane selections. 

    Genie+ also includes unlimited downloads of your Disney PhotoPass pictures so I think it ends up being a really great value. I stop for a photo in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle and along Pixar Pier every time I visit, and I always get a kick out of our attraction photos. If you plan to pose for snapshots during your visit or want to giggle over your silly attraction expressions the advance purchase would certainly come in handy.

    If you decide to forgo Disney Genie+ Service you'll still have the option to purchase up to two Individual Lightning Lane entrances per day, subject to availability. These can be purchased in place of or in addition to Genie+, so you have the power to customize your park day however you see fit. I'd recommend reviewing the list of available attractions to see what makes the most sense for your travel party. Radiator Springs Racers is a must for my family so we definitely plan to purchase an Individual Lightning Lane for it on our next visit. 

    I hope this helped Ken! If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to come back and let us know. We're always glad to share our top tips to help you get the most out of your trip.

    Magic and memories,
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