A Ride in the Teacups
  • On Sep 9, 2022
    Kylie from UT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! I have purchased tickets but am now wondering about purchasing the express tickets - can someone point me in the right direction?

    Hello there, Kylie! Thanks for visiting us at planDisney!

    I'm sure you're getting excited about your trip to The Happiest Place on Earth! Before you know it, you'll be walking down Main Street U.S.A. with a Mickey-shaped treat, ready to meet all of your favorite characters and bank some core memories! Here at planDisney, we like to help make those core memories "gold." If you're unfamiliar with the movie Inside Out, gold memories are filled with joy!

    Kylie, you are able to add Disney Genie+ to your tickets on each day that you visit the park. Since you already purchased your ticket, you won't be able to add this feature ahead of your arrival. But, Hakuna Matata! No worries! Once you scan into the park, just open up the Disneyland Mobile App and get ready to add a little extra magic. On the Home Screen, you'll see the option for the Disney Genie+ Service. Just click "Purchase for Today" and follow the prompts to complete your purchase and get down to business!

    To use your Disney Genie+ purchase, you'll want to press the menu button in the bottom right corner of the app, then press "Tip Board." Here, you'll see which attractions are available for Disney Genie+ reservations and what the earliest return time is for each. When you find one that works for you, press select the time, add the Guests to the selection, then confirm. You can only make one selection at a time, but as soon as you redeem your first selection, you'll be eligible to make your next one. If your most recent selection is more than two hours away, you can make another selection two hours after making the first. In my personal experience, Disney Genie+ is worth the extra purchase at the Disneyland Resort. You're able to experience many more attractions in one day and skip the longer standby queues, allowing you to maximize your time in the park!

    Now, back to my original train of thought.. Inside Out! If you loved the movie, you'll love Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind at Disney California Adventure Park. If you haven't yet seen the movie, get a head start by stopping by the attraction. This ride is especially great for those with young children, so if there are any in your travel party, it has just become a top priority!

    Thanks again for stopping by, Kylie! I hope this trip is your "happiest" one yet!

    Sending lots of joy,

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New Jersey

Hey friends! I'm Ashley, a Disney-loving mom ready to help you plan your next adventure! I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two young, energetic kids who have inherited our love of Disney! As Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members, we spend our time at Walt Disney World Resort in all different ways, from packed park days to relaxing by the pool, our family has developed a love for all Disney has to offer. I'm excited to share the magic with all of you! Learn More About Ashley

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