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  • On Oct 24, 2022
    Maria from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I purchase Genie + before I get to Disney World? As in I will not actually land and be on resort in till mid day so I’m wondering how I get it before I actually get there?

    Hiya Maria! Welcome to planDisney!

    Oh boy! I'm excited about your upcoming visit to the Walt Disney World Resort! Now is the perfect time to start planning for your stay to make sure you have the most magical time at the parks! Utilizing Disney Genie+ on your park days will help you maximize your time each day. Consider it your best friend on this trip, almost like the Chip to your Dale!

    While you are unable to purchase Disney Genie+ prior to your visit, you will be able to purchase it the day of, even if you are not physically at Walt Disney World just yet. Make sure to download the My Disney Experience App to your mobile device and log in to your account. Then, starting at midnight on your arrival day you can purchase Genie+ on the app. Look for the purple bar that reads "Disney Genie+ Service" and tap on "Purchase for Today". Follow the prompts to complete this purchase.

    Starting at 7 AM, you'll be able to make your first Disney Genie+ selection. Since you will not be arriving until mid-day, you'll need to be strategic about the attractions you select. Disney Genie+ does not allow you to select the time you want to ride an attraction, so you'll need to search for attractions that are offering later arrival windows. Once you make this selection, you can then make a second selection two hours after the official park opening time. Again, make sure to choose an attraction with a later arrival window. You'll be able to make a third selection two hours after your second selection if you have still not arrived and used a Lightning Lane yet. 

    Individual Lightning Lane attractions work slightly differently and allow you to choose an arrival window for your desired time. If you are staying at a Disney Resorts Hotel or other select hotels, you can make this selection starting at 7 AM. Otherwise, you'll need to wait until the official park opening time to do so. These attractions are not included with the purchase of Disney Genie+ and will have a separate cost for each.

    Maria, I hope this information helps you plan for your stay! Have an amazing time visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth!

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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