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  • On May 19, 2023
    Crystal from KY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does each rider have to check in at rides when using the Genie + or Lightning Lanes or can all associated guests be checked in when the one guests with the group checks in?

    Hi Crystal, welcome to planDisney!

    Thanks for bringing your thoughtful question about the specifics of accessing Genie+ Lightning Lane entrances in Walt Disney World Resort to planDisney. Disney Genie+ service grants Guests access to Lightning Lane entrances at over 40 attractions throughout the four theme parks. One person can purchase Disney Genie+ service for anyone that appears on their Family & Friends List anytime after midnight each park day. Similarly, one person can book a Genie+ Lightning Lane attraction for anyone that appears on their Family & Friends List beginning at 7:00 a.m. 

    With Disney Genie+ service, each Guest much scan their method of entry (MagicBand, Disney MagicMobile pass, or admission card) to enter the Lightning Lane. Disney MagicMobile passes are downloaded in the My Disney Experience mobile app (three small lines at the bottom right of the home page --> Disney MagicMobile). They can be shared through Apple iMessage, so it is possible for one person in your party to scan in for all Guests if they have everyone's pass in their Apple Wallet. Otherwise, everyone taps in individually. My son enjoys wearing his admission card in a retractable badge holder, which makes it easy for him to "turn Mickey green" at a Lightning Lane entrance. My daughter enjoys hands-free Lightning Lane access with her MagicBand+. My husband and I most often use our Apple Watches at Lightning Lane entrances.

    Some attractions such as Frozen Ever After in EPCOT and Avatar Flight of Passage in Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park have two touchpoints. You can book your next Genie+ Lightning Lane attraction as soon as you have finished tapping in at your current attraction or at the time listed on your Tip Board banner. I often make it a goal to book my next Genie+ Lightning Lane attraction before I board my current Genie+ Lightning Lane attraction. 

    If you have any more questions about tapping into the magic of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, Crystal, please come see us again.

    Plan magic; planDisney.

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