Teens Taking Selfie with Donald Duck; in front of the castle during the day; front of bridge
  • On Jan 4, 2024
    Karen Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do I purchase the extra get in line first benefit?

    Hey there, Karen! Welcome to planDisney!

    You must be getting so excited for your upcoming trip to the Disneyland Resort - it'll be here before you can say, "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!"

    I love that you are wanting to make the most of your time at the parks, by adding Lighting Lanes to your visit. There are two ways to use this added feature and both are an additional cost. First, there are Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Entrances, which are good for a select number of attractions. Using this, you can select the next available arrival window for Lightning Lane entrances at select attractions, one at a time, all day long. As an added bonus, did you know that each day that you purchase Disney Genie+ service, you get unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital downloads from your day?! What a great way to save your memories!

    The second option is to purchase Individual Lightning Lane Entrances, which are for certain high demand attractions. Per the Disneyland website: "Guests may purchase and select the next available arrival window for up to 2 attractions per day. This option will be available for all Guests with valid theme park admission and park reservations—with or without Disney Genie+ service." This means that you can use one or both of these Lightning Lane experiences on the same day! Remember an additional cost applies for both of these.

    Karen, I understand that you want to know how to purchase these fantastic, time-maximizing options. If you have already purchased your theme park ticket, you will need to wait until you've entered one of the parks on the day of your visit to purchase the Disney Genie+ Service. Please note that if you are visiting the theme parks more than one day, you'll need to purchase this benefit each day.

    You can purchase Genie+ or Individual Lightning Lanes in the Disneyland Mobile App as soon as you've scanned into the parks for the day. Please note that both are subject to availability. I recommend getting to the theme parks early to get the most return time options available, as they fill up as the day goes on. 

    I hope this answers your question, Karen! Please let us know if we can help with anything else regarding your visit!

    Best wishes and happy planning,
    Melissa
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Meet the Panelist: Melissa, California

Hi, I'm Melissa - an archivist, wife, mom, and Disneyland Resort specialist from Southern California. I've been visiting Disneyland since I was a baby and, now that I've got three Mouseketeers of my own, I love experiencing everything Disney through their eyes. From watching the Straw Hatters on Main Street, U.S.A. to riding "it's a small world," making magical memories as a family is one of my favorite things. I can't wait to help you research your next Disney vacation. See ya real soon! Learn More About Melissa

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