dlr destinations 01; Adults; AA; in front of Pixar Pal-A-Round; on water; at night
  • On Mar 2, 2024
    Sherri from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I purchased Genie+ service. Can I request ride times in advance of arriving at the Park?

    Hi Sherri! Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney.

    I think you're going to love the Disney Genie+ Service. My family always selects this option, so we can spend less time in queues and more time focused on the magic of our visit! At Disneyland Resort, you're not able to select a Lightning Lane or Individual Lightning Lane return time until after you've scanned into the parks for the day.

    I'm a planner too, so I understand the urge to go ahead and book in advance, but I have come to appreciate this approach. There's no rush in the morning at your hotel to book. You just arrive at your preferred time--we like to get there as soon as the parks open--and pull up the Disneyland mobile app to view available Lightning Lane return times. If you'd also like to arrive early, check the Entertainment Schedule for park hours. Early Entry is available for Guests of Disneyland Resort Hotels at one predetermined park each day.

    You can have a rough plan in mind for selecting Lightning Lanes. I usually have a list of Attractions I'd like to prioritize, but otherwise, I let the availability of Lightning Lane return times on the app guide our day. You'll find a list of Attractions that currently offer Lightning Lane Entrances on the Genie+ page.

    I hope you have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Elizabeth, Missouri

Hello from St. Louis! I'm Elizabeth, a professor, wife, and mother to two little boys. We love to travel as a family, and Disneyland Resort is the place where we laugh more and make the happiest memories. We've done everything from solo to big multi-generational trips, and I've got the tips and tricks for traveling with little ones to help ensure your experience is truly magical. Learn More About Elizabeth

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