Teens Taking Selfie with Donald Duck; in front of the castle during the day; front of bridge
  • On Sep 5, 2023
    Gina 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.

    My son will visit Disney as part of a school trip later this year. Can he and his friends purchase a Fast Pass or Genie+ pass if they aren't in possession of their tickets until the day of their arrival? If yes, how?

    Welcome to planDisney Gina!  I wish I would have had a school trip to the Disneyland Resort growing up, what a fun experience!  

    I can't recommend Disney Genie+ Service enough!  It's a must for my family every time we visit, it truly does save valuable time with the access to Lightning Lane entrances and shorter wait times.  

    If Disney Genie+ Service was not purchased with the theme park ticket, that is no problem!  After he and his friends scan into the parks for the day, they can open up their Disneyland app and can click to purchase Disney Genie+ Service for the day.  I recommend doing this right away after they enter the parks so they can begin making their first Lightning Lane selection!  You can also load a payment method in the Disneyland app by navigating to the three horizontal bar line in the bottom right-hand corner and scrolling down to "My Profile".  Click on "Payment Method", and you'll be able to store a credit card to the account.  

    Another tip that works well for me is to set an alarm on my phone for when I can make my next Lightning Lane selection.  You can navigate to the "Tip Board" and click on "My Day" and it will tell you the time when you can make your next Lightning Lane selection.  Staying on top of making your selections as soon as you can allows you more access to Lightning Lane entrances throughout the day!

    I'm wishing your son and his friends the most magical visit!  If we can help with anything else prior to the trip, please do not hesitate to come back to planDisney.

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Melissa, Illinois

Hello friends!  I'm Melissa, a lifetime Disney fanatic from Illinois.  My husband and I have enjoyed the Disney Parks since our younger years and it's even more special for us now to share with our two young children.  The Disneyland Resort is truly our Happiest Place on Earth, and I cannot wait to help make the trip for your family the most magical! Learn More About Melissa

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