large family coming out of Cinderella Castle
  • On Mar 8, 2022
    Micah from FL 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're planning a multi-generational trip with Genie+. Will it be possible for grandma/grandpa or an auntie/uncle to make a LL reservation with a grandchild separate from their parents? How will that work with parents having kids' tix in MDE?

    Howdy, Micah! Welcome to planDisney.

    I love how you're traveling to Walt Disney World Resort with your 'Ohana. As Miguel from Coco says, “We may have our differences, but nothing’s more important than family.” 

    You'll be pleased to know that it's certainly possible for other members of your family to take your kids on a separate Lightning Lane reservation using Disney Genie+. What I would do is link your family all together in your My Disney Experience account. To do that, simply open your My Disney Experience app, find your profile, and at the bottom of the page you should find an option that says, “Show My Linking Code”. When any of your family members scan this code, you'll be added to their Friends & Family list.

    To scan the code, they'll need to open up their app, go to "My Profile," tap "Family & Friends List" at the top, then tap "Add a Guest," and then tap "Scan their linking code."

    Once everyone has been added to each other's "Family & Friends List," you'll then be able to share your plans together. Your relatives will then be able to make Lightning Lane reservations with your kids (assuming everyone has Disney Genie+). That'll free you up to go and live the dream, kid-free! Oh, what a blissful thought!

    Micah, you'll just want to make sure that your kids each have access to their park pass in order to scan in at the Individual Lightning Lane entrance. They can get access through having MagicBand or a physical ticket. You can pick up a physical copy of your tickets (which is a cool card) at one of the Guest Relations locations at the Theme Park entrances or the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs. I always think these physical tickets make for great keepsakes! 

    Planning for a multi-generational trip can really feel like stepping "into the unknown." Therefore, as you plan ahead, let me offer a few quick tips:

    • Nominate an organized person in the group to lead in planning ahead (it sounds like this might be you).
    • Budgets and travel styles should also be considered, with expectations being communicated beforehand.
    • Make sure you plan times to be together as a big group and do your own thing.
    • I was going to say, "Enjoy some free-babysitting," but you're already ahead of the game!
    • Let each person choose a must-see attraction, whether it’s Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance for dad or Frozen Ever After for the little princess.
    • Make sure you carve out some downtime so that you can relax (this is especially important for young kids).
    I hope you have a magical time, Micah. Don't hesitate to stop by planDisney again if you have any more questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Mike, Virginia

I'm Mike, a Disney-loving "scouser." I have a wonderful wife and two young children who share my obsession for all things Disney. I've always been enchanted by the magic of Walt Disney World Resort - the charming music, captivating beauty, enthralling attractions, and breathtaking shows spark my imagination and fill me with a sense of awe. I'm perpetually planning my next Disney adventure! If you're interested in makin' memories at "The Most Magical Place on Earth" then you've got a friend in me.
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