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  • On Mar 3, 2023
    Miriah from SD 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 and plan to park hop... what happens if I have a genie plus reservation but the park isn't available for park hopping? Do myself and my kids need magic bands to use genie plus or will my disney app work? Thanks

    Hi Miriah, welcome to planDisney!

    Put Olaf in summer and he'll be a happy snowman. Put yourself in Walt Disney World Resort in summer and you'll be a puddle of excitement, especially while experiencing TRON Lightcycle/Run at Magic Kingdom Park!

    You're smart to consider park hopping and purchasing Disney Genie+ service to maximize the magic on your park days. While it's true that a park can become unavailable for park hopping due to capacity limitations, this has not happened in recent months, not even on the busiest holidays. Should park hopping be temporarily unavailable at a specific theme park, any existing Genie+ Lighting Lane reservations can be changed, canceled, or modified in the "My Day" tab of the My Disney Experience mobile app (three small lines at the bottom right of the home page --> My Disney Genie Day). Keep in mind that tickets with the Park Hopper Option only require Guests to have a theme park reservation for the first park they enter each day. With four parks to choose from, you have plenty of magical options to choose from each day!

    Each Guest over the age of three requires valid admission, a theme park reservation for each park day, and a method of entry (MagicBand, MagicBand+, Disney MagicMobile pass, or admission card) to enter a theme park. Just to be clear, the barcodes you see in the Tickets and Passes section of the My Disney Experience app are not one of the methods of entry you can scan to enter a theme park. The method of entry used to enter a theme park is also used to scan in at an attraction when redeeming a Genie+ Lightning Lane or Individual Lightning Lane reservation.

    My daughter does not like to wear things on her wrist, so I downloaded a Disney MagicMobile pass for her in the My Disney Experience mobile app and added it to my Apple Wallet. My son loves to tap into the magic himself and alternates between an admission card, which can be obtained at any Walt Disney World theme park ticket window, and his MagicBand+, which allows him to be a part of his favorite nighttime spectaculars

    I hope this information helps guide your next planning steps, Miriah. The only silly questions are the ones you don't ask. Hope to hear from you again soon!

    Choose magic,
    Jennifer



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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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