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  • On Jul 6, 2023
    Leo from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I start using Genie+ on the morning that I travel to WDW? I have a park reservation for that day but wasn’t sure if I had to wait until I was physically in Florida or checked into my resort.

    It’s a delight to welcome you back at planDisney, Leo!

    Thanks for bringing your question our way. 

    You’re going to love visiting Walt Disney World Resort in September! There’s nothing like seeing adorable Mickey-shaped pumpkin wreaths, visiting spooktacular special events like Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and trying tasty seasonal treats to get you into the mood of celebrating Fall

    Leo, you’ll be happy to find that you can, in fact, begin making your first Disney Genie+ selection at 7 AM on the day of your arrival, even if you haven’t yet reached Walt Disney World Resort! I've previously made mine on a flight over to Orlando! As long as you’ve purchased the Disney Genie+ service and have valid admission for the day, it shouldn’t be a problem. 

    Additionally, it may help to know that you’re able to make a new Disney Genie+ selection after you’ve redeemed your current Lightning Lane OR after waiting 2 hours, whichever comes first. But please note, the 2-hour wait to make another selection begins when the park opens, even if you made your first booking at 7:00 AM.

    If you plan to arrive later in the day, you could actually stack your Lightning Lane selections. For instance, if I plan on visiting the parks later in the afternoon and know that EPCOT opens at 9 AM, I can make my first Lightning Lane selection at 7 AM and then make another selection beginning at 11 AM. This way, I’ll have two Lightning Lane selections ready to use before entering the theme park! 

    If you’re running late, no worries. Guests can now modify a Lightning Lane selection (subject to availability) if need be. Open your My Disney Experience Mobile App, select the three horizontal lines (☰) on the bottom right, and select Tip Board. Next, locate your Lightning Lane entry selection and choose the 3-dot menu at the top right of the selection you wish to modify. Then, choose Modify Plans and follow the prompts to pick a different time or attraction and confirm the change. 

    Wishing you an enchanting visit, Leo!

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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