Family Walking at Park; Tangaroa Terrace Tropical Bar & Grill; dad; mom; brothers; holding hands; mom carries boy
  • On Apr 23, 2024
    Christian from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If my son and I have a reservation and both have Genie+ can we both reserve two seperate rides before the park opens or only one and if so would it be better to only get one genie+ pass instead of two. Is there a benefit to both of us getting one?

    Hi Christian! Thanks for visiting planDisney.

    Disney's Genie+ Service is a great option, which allows Guests to spend less time waiting in queues and more time focused on having fun in the Happiest Place on Earth. It's an option my family always chooses when visiting the parks. I definitely recommend it. You can prebuy Genie+ when you purchase your admission tickets, or you can purchase Genie+ from the homepage of the Disneyland mobile app after scanning into the parks. Prices are subject to change and availability of Genie+ is not guaranteed if purchasing on the day of your visit.

    An important note about Genie+: You can't book your first return window until you've scanned into the parks. So, you won't be able to book prior to the opening. I really appreciate this, because I don't have to scramble to book a return time when I wake up. We aim to arrive roughly when the park opens. Then, I scan into the parks and use the Disneyland mobile app to select the group's first Lightning Lane Entrance return time.

    You'll both want to purchase Genie+ because otherwise, only the Guest with Genie+ on their admission ticket can book and use Lightning Lane Entrances. Admission tickets are linked to a photo of the Guest using the ticket, so Genie+ benefits can't be shared from one Guest to another. The Guest without Genie+ would have to wait in the standard queue of the Attraction or skip the Attraction, while the Guest with Genie+ rides, using the Lightning Lane Entrance. That wouldn't make for a fun day for the Guest without Genie+, especially if you want to enjoy Attractions together.

    With Genie+ you can ride together by selecting yourself and your son when booking your return window, or you can book different Attractions for each of you even with overlapping Lightning Lane return times. Stick together or divide up as you prefer throughout the day: It's flexible!

    It's even easier if you have MagicBand+ to scan into the Attractions at the Lightning Lane Entrances. This is a hands-free option, which my family appreciates. Plus, it's interactive. MagicBand+ lights up and buzzes along with Entertain and select Attractions, drawing you into the action. You can purchase MagicBand+ at the parks at select locations or buy ahead from shopDisney.

    Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Elizabeth, Missouri

Hello from St. Louis! I'm Elizabeth, a professor, wife, and mother to two little boys. We love to travel as a family, and Disneyland Resort is the place where we laugh more and make the happiest memories. We've done everything from solo to big multi-generational trips, and I've got the tips and tricks for traveling with little ones to help ensure your experience is truly magical. Learn More About Elizabeth

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