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  • On May 18, 2022
    Charlotte Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I purchase Genie Plus but use it for just myself, then if I want to ride a ride with someone else in my party and not alone, then can they still do it with me without adding Disney Genie on to their account too, or do they have to have it too?

    Hiya Charlotte,

    Welcome to planDisney! We appreciate you bringing your planning question to us today. Genie+ is a new service for all of us, and just like anything else, it has a learning curve. Us panelists have spent a lot of time resEARching and playing around with Genie+, so we are always happy to help Guests such as yourself navigate this “whole new world.”

    To access the Genie+ Lightning Lane entrances, all Guests must have a valid Genie+ reservation. So let’s say you are at EPCOT, and you wanted to ride one of my favorite attractions, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure (which is being offered as a Genie+ selection starting at the end of this month), with someone in your party. You would both need to have purchased Genie+ and reserved the Genie+ reservation time together to access the Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Entrance and ride together. Otherwise, the only way you would be able to enjoy the attraction together would be for you both to wait in the standby line.

    With that being said, you don’t always have to ride the same attractions if you use Genie+. My significant other and I have different favorite rides, and since I’m expecting a little Mouseketeer, I couldn’t ride some of his favorite thrill rides with him. But Hakuna Matata! He used his Genie+ reservation to secure Splash Mountain, and I chose to reserve Haunted Mansion for the same time for just myself using Genie+. After our respective rides, we met up for some DOLE Whip in Aloha Isle and reunited for our next joint Genie+ selection afterward.

    I hope I was able to answer your question about Genie+, Charlotte. As I mentioned earlier, Genie comes with its own learning period, so if there is anything we can do to help you navigate it easier, please come back and see us!

    Happy Planning,

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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