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  • On Apr 24, 2024
    Ben 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 a park hopper ticket for a family of 5. So I need to select an reserve the first park we plan to go to or just show up the day of the trip. How do I purchase Genie+?

    Welcome to planDisney, Ben! Oh boy! Just a few more sleeps until you can say, "I'm going to Walt Disney World TOMORROW!"

    I am so glad you stopped by with these questions so you can rest easy before you visit Walt Disney World Resort. If you purchased a date-based ticket, you do not need to make theme park reservations to enter a theme park. Since you have tickets with the Park Hopper Option, they are most likely date-based tickets unless you purchased them with a school group or convention. If you picked a start date when you purchased the tickets, you do not need to make a reservation. 

    On the day of your park visit, you can see the day's pricing and purchase Genie+ for your family. Make sure you are all connected as Family & Friends on your My Disney Experience account

    Open the My Disney Experience App menu (☰) and select “Rides, Shows & Lightning Lane Entry.” On the Tip Board, you will see the Disney Genie+ logo near the top of the screen. Select “Purchase for Today.” You can purchase Genie+ for one park only that day or multiple parks if you want to select Lightning Lane entries for more than one as you Park Hop. You can purchase for all five family members in one transaction.

    To use Genie+, you can begin making Lightning Lane selections starting at 7 am. You can make additional selections two hours after the theme park you are visiting opens or after you have used the Lightning Lane you selected. Selections are available every two hours after making -or- immediately after using your last Lightning Lane selection. Don't worry so much about tracking. The top of the Tip Board will tell you the time you are eligible to pick a new attraction. There are a few helpful videos that quickly show how to use Genie+, too.

    Please stop back by planDisney with any other questions as you get ready for your stay in the Most Magical Place on Earth. You've got a friend in us.

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Hi, everyone! I’m Jana, a Disney-loving wife and mom from Atlanta. My boys (my husband and sons) are the greatest joys in my life. We have so many magical memories from our vacations at Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line. I welcome the chance to share my knowledge and advice in helping you plan your visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth. Learn More About Jana

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