A Ride in the Teacups
  • On Jun 9, 2023
    Karina 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.

    Planning a trip with my 10 year old and 10 month old. Will get the genie plus, but while dad and 10 year old right. I will hang back with baby. Can we still use the baby switch with the genie plus? Will my daughter be able to use again when it’s my turn?

    Welcome to planDisney, Karina!

    There's nothing quite like taking your children to the Happiest Place on Earth. I'm sure you're very excited to see the magic through their eyes. Yet, there naturally comes a certain level of stress because taking children to Disneyland Resort (or anywhere for that matter) adds some layers of complexity. 

    If you'd like to decrease your wait times, I'd definitely recommend purchasing Disney Genie+ for the adults and 10-year-old in your party. (Of course, your 10-month-old won't need it because they're considered a "Guest of Mickey" and therefore don't need a theme park ticket). When you purchase Disney Genie+, you'll be able to make Lightning Lane selections for multiple attractions in both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Lightning Lanes allow you to skip the regular standby lines.

    It's very easy to use Disney Genie+. You simply open up your Disneyland mobile app and tap on the "Tip Board." You can then select the theme park you're visiting (the default will be Disneyland Park). You'll then get a list of all the attractions. The attractions that are available for a Lightning Lane selection will have a Disney Genie+ box with a return time. If you find a time that works for you, simply tap "Book Experience." You'll then find a list of all the people linked to your account. Simply select the people you want to book this experience for and select "Confirm."

    Once you scan into the attraction or two hours after you make your most recent Lightning Lane selection (whatever comes first), you're then free to book your next Lightning Lane.

    You can combine Disney Genie+ with the complimentary Rider Switch. When you and your partner arrive at an attraction that your 10-month-old can't ride, simply inform the Cast Member that you'd like to utilize Rider Switch. They will scan your ticket so that you can wait with the baby (they'll also scan your 10-year-old's ticket if you'd like her to ride again with you). You'll then be able to swap once dad has experienced the attraction. You and your daughter will then be able to use the Lightning Lane to experience the attraction. 

    Once you do it once, you'll have it down. 

    I hope that's helpful, Karina! It'll be great. Have a wonderful time.

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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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