• On Nov 22, 2021
    Wendy from PA 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 my WDW tickets through the Disney app. Do I still have to activate them to use Genie+ or are they already activated. Do not want any last minute surprises when LL booking day comes :)

    Hi Wendy,

    Welcome back to planDisney! 

    Since you purchased your tickets through the My Disney Experience Mobile App, they should be linked in your account. Just make sure that they are assigned to the correct individuals and you should be good to go to add Disney Genie+ or make individual Lightning Lane purchases.

    As you continue to make plans, I do hope you have a strategy for advanced dining reservations. We always create a chart of our plans for each day and we list the restaurants we would prefer along with our preferred dining times. When our dining reservation window opens, I try to book the most popular restaurants first. If certain dining locations are not available when our dining reservation window opens, I just keep checking. I also use one of the online Disney dining reservation finder services. We set alerts to get notified when reservations come available. 

    Be sure to also check the theme park hours for the dates of your visit. We use these hours to map out our daily plans. For example, on our arrival date, I might choose a park that has a later closing time so that we can maximize our time in the park when we arrive. Also be sure that you have Disney Park Pass system reservations for each day you plan to visit a theme park!

    Wendy, I can imagine the excitement in your household as you get ready! Be sure to check out our Top 10 Packing Tips if you have not done so already. Happy planning!

    Magic and memories,

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