large family coming out of Cinderella Castle
  • On Oct 5, 2022
    Sarah from WA 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 will be purchasing park tickets for a large group (4 families, 10 ppl) together. Will each family be able to use genie to make their own plans? Or does the app plan the whole day the same for everyone?

    Hiya Sarah! 

    Welcome to planDisney, and thank you for sending us this magical question! I am so glad that you are planning to use the Disney Genie service, as it adds some punch, pizzazz, and yahoo to your vacation. Indeed, Disney Genie and Lightning Lanes truly open up a whole new world of possibilities!

    Now, let's talk about Disney Genie. The complimentary Disney Genie is meant to consider your preferences and suggest experiences you could add to your plans. For example, Disney Genie might suggest rides based on your preferences, but it will not make plans for you. Consequently, you will not have to worry about this service making plans for your whole party! Similarly, each account can put in their own preferences, so they can get personalized suggestions as well, even within each family.

    Now, if you do want to make concrete plans with or without your whole party, make sure to do as Aladdin and use your two other wishes! First, Disney Genie+ allows you to book return times for your favourite attractions, where you can skip the line by using the Lighting Lane. This service has a fixed price per person per day and can only be used by the Guests who purchased it. Therefore, if you want to use this for your whole party, everyone in the party will need to buy it. Second, you can also look into using Individual Lightning Lanes if you only want to skip the line for specific rides. Both can be purchased in the My Disney Experience mobile app in the "My Disney Genie Day" section in the three-line menu. Individual Lightning Lane prices vary per ride, so there truly are options for every budget. With both services, you can select exactly who in your party will be attending, so you do not necessarily have to make plans for everyone together.

    I hope this was helpful, Sarah, and that you and your Ohana will have the best day ever on your magic carpet ride! If you have any other questions in the time leading up to your trip, don't hesitate to reach back out. We may not be genies, but you ain't never had a friend like us! 

    Have a magical day,

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