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  • On May 9, 2022
    Donna from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Please explain Genie Plus and the lightning lane.

    Hey there, Donna! Thanks so much for visiting planDisney!

    My son and I just purchased Genie+ during our trip to Disneyland Resort this past weekend; I would be happy to share with you how Genie+ works and our experience.

    First, before you even get to Disneyland Resort, I recommend you set yourself up for success by ensuring you have the Disneyland Mobile App installed on your phone, your tickets linked in the app, and a credit card saved in your account. If you didn’t pre-buy Genie+, doing these three things will make it easier. Those who didn’t pre-purchase the add-on won’t be able to purchase Genie+ until they physically enter one of the theme parks. You will be able to proceed with adding Genie+ from the homepage of the Disneyland Mobile App upon park entry.

    One of the benefits of Genie+ is that you will have the ability to book Lightning Lanes. Lightning Lanes provide Guests with shorter wait times for select attractions, such as my personal favorite, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. You will be able to book one Lightning Lane at a time and you will be eligible to book your next Lightning Lane after you use the previous one OR after two hours have passed (whichever comes first).

    Quick Tip: You can book your next Lightning Lane IMMEDIATELY after scanning your Lightning Lane redemption barcode near the attraction entrance; you do not have to wait until you finish the attraction.

    Overall, my son and I loved Genie+, and I hope you do too. To learn more about Genie+ and Lightning Lanes, Disney has several excellent videos online that I think you should check out.

    Have a magical time, and if there is something else we can help with, please come back to planDisney.

    Happy planning,
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