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  • On Feb 23, 2024
    Melanie from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there! Is it possible to add on Genie+ after creating a park ticket reservation? I'm a former Walt Disney World cast member, but when I worked there it was still "fast pass" so I'm just a bit confused. Thank you!

    Hello there Melanie!  What a treat for a former Walt Disney World Cast Member to enjoy the West Coast magic!

    The great news is that you will be able to add on Disney Genie+ Service as soon as you scan into the parks for the day.  There is limited availability, so I do recommend getting to the parks as early as you can, we usually aim to get to the security checkpoint an hour before the parks are scheduled to open. 

    As soon as you scan your theme park ticket and walk through the turnstiles, you can open up the Disneyland app and purchase Disney Genie+ Service for the day.  Once I purchase the service, I immediately navigate to the Tip Board in the app, and select our first Lightning Lane selection.  I recommend trying to secure Lightning Lane selections for the more popular attractions such as Space Mountain in Disneyland Park, or Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! in Disney California Adventure Park.  Having access to the Lightning Lane entrances truly helps save valuable time with access to shorter wait times!  

    Regardless if you purchase Disney Genie+ Service for the day, you do have the option to purchase an Individual Lightning Lane selection for some of the most highly demanded attractions in both parks.  At the current time, you can purchase an Individual Lightning Lane selection for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance in Disneyland Park, and Radiator Springs Racers in Disney California Adventure Park.  If those are two of your main priorities, you could even consider purchasing just Individual Lightning Lane selections for those two attractions, and not purchasing Disney Genie+ Service.  

    I hope this information helps answer your question, Melanie!  If we can help walk you through any other tips or recommendations, please do not hesitate to come back and ask any other questions.

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Melissa, Illinois

Hello friends!  I'm Melissa, a lifetime Disney fanatic from Illinois.  My husband and I have enjoyed the Disney Parks since our younger years and it's even more special for us now to share with our two young children.  The Disneyland Resort is truly our Happiest Place on Earth, and I cannot wait to help make the trip for your family the most magical! Learn More About Melissa

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