Test Track at Epcot
  • On Oct 3, 2022
    Marie from SC 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 tickets already, Disney is new for us, I was just told by a friend that I should have bought a genie pass with our tickets. Can you please assist?

    Marie,

    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    Do not worry, you have not missed a thing! When Disney launched the Genie+ program earlier this year, initially you could purchase your theme park tickets with Genie+ as an addition. However, after just a few months they ended that. The ability to add Genie+ to a ticket package purchase is no longer available, so it is likely you did not miss out. Even if you did purchase far enough in the past, few others when you visit will likely have done so, so you are on equal footing.

    But how do you get Genie+, you ask?

    Genie+ is now something you would purchase on every given park day, becoming available for purchase via your My Disney Experience App on your smartphone at 7 am, Orlando time. You do it each day, since it is a day-to-day service that you can opt to purchase only on those days where you feel it is of value to you. For most park days, especially during the busy holiday season when it appears you are visiting, I think it is a great idea.

    BONUS TIP
    As soon as you purchase Genie+ at 7 am that morning, you can start booking your first attraction. Have an idea of what appeals to you, so that you are ready to choose. You can see lists of all the different options, by park, at the Genie+ website.

    BONUS TIP #2
    Remember that the Genie+ program gets you access to the Lightning Lanes for that program, and not for the Individual Lightning Lane attractions. You will see those also listed on that page I reference above. For those 1 or 2 particular attractions in each park, Disney Resort Hotel guests can purchase access at 7 am, whereas all other guests can start to purchase them at the posted park opening time. 

    Please feel free to write me back directly if you have any follow-up questions. I am always glad to help out.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

    Doug

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