Teens on attractions
  • On Mar 3, 2022
    Katherine 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.

    My son is at Disney this weekend with school. We have existing accounts from a vacation a few years ago. How do I purchase Genie+ for him, so that he can use it this weekend, even though I'm not there?

    Hi Katherine!  Thank you for bringing your question to us at planDisney.

    How fun for your son!  I have fond memories of my own school trip to Walt Disney World Resort many, many years ago.

    If you manage your son's profile in your My Disney Experience account, or if you are connected to his account through Family & Friends, you should be able to purchase Disney Genie+ service for him through your account.  Since I have no way of knowing how the organizers of your son's trip have everything set up for the students, I'll give you a couple of options.  If his ticket has already been linked to his profile, check to see if the ticket gives you the option to "Change Ticket".  (I find this easiest to do in the My Disney Experience mobile app. Use the menu button in the lower right corner to select "Tickets & Passes".)  I am guessing that the group tickets probably cannot be modified this way, so if you don't see that option, no worries.  Disney Genie+ can be purchased on a daily basis through the app.

    In order to purchase Disney Genie+ for the day, your son will need both a ticket linked to his profile and a Disney Park Pass reservation.  Disney Genie+ can be purchased anytime after midnight on the day he plans to use it.  Since the first Lightning Lane attraction can be reserved at 7:00 am, I recommend completing the purchase a few moments prior.  In the My Disney Experience app, use the menu button to select "My Genie Day" and then click on the purple banner where you see "Get Disney Genie+ for Today".  You'll be able to select your party from your Family & Friends List, and then follow the steps to complete your transaction.

    While your son is in the parks, he'll be able to reserve Lightning Lane attractions through the "Tip Board" on the Disney Genie Service tile.

    I hope that helps!  Please let us know if you have any additional questions.  Wishing your son and the rest of his group safe travels and a very magical visit!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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