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  • On Mar 8, 2023
    Jeannette from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    how do i make ride reservations

    Hiya Jeannette,

    Welcome to planDisney! Thank you so much for bringing your question to us! I’m honored to be a part of your planning journey.

    Based on your question, it sounds like you want to learn more about Disney Genie+. In the past, the Fast Pass system allowed you to make a select number of reservations for attractions during your vacation. Disney Genie+, an add-on service, enables you to make reservations for designated time windows and access Lightning Lane entrances for attractions and experiences by bypassing the standby lines. Unlike the original Fast Pass system, which allowed you to pre-schedule these selections, with Disney Genie+, you make your reservations one at a time during the day of your visit. All reservations will need to be made through your My Disney Experience mobile app.

    To get started with Disney Genie+, you first need to purchase Disney Genie+ through the My Disney Experience mobile app. You can buy it starting at midnight on the day of your visit! However, please don’t feel like you have to stay up late to make your purchase; you can make your purchase at any point that day (as long as they still have availability). I recommend purchasing Disney Genie+ at least 15 minutes before 7 AM EST. After purchasing Disney Genie+, beginning at 7:00 AM on the day you visit the Theme Parks, you can make your first Lightning Lane selection. Unlike with Fast Passes, you can only make one selection at a time, so I recommend selecting the attraction you most want to ride first. After that, you can make another reservation for your next attraction when your window opens (after redeeming your first Lightning Lane entrance or two hours after the Theme Park opens whichever comes first). To find out when this is, go into your My Disney Experience mobile app under “My Disney Genie Day.”

    I know this is a lot, Jeannette, and it can have a little bit of a learning curve if you are new to Genie’s “awesome cosmic powers.” Walt Disney World Resort has put together these handy videos to help you prepare to use Disney Genie+. If, after exploring these resources, you still have some questions, please come back and see us. We would be happy to help you further!

    Happy Planning,

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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