TRON at Night; Magic Kingdom
  • On Dec 29, 2023
    Crystal from IL 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 I stay off site, I know I am still able to purchase Geanie+, but I am a little confused on when I can start booking in comparison to when you can book if you stay on campus. What’s the difference?

    You’re as welcome as can be at planDisney, Crystal!

    Thanks for bringing your question our way.

    I hope you’re excited about your upcoming trip to The Most Magical Place on Earth! There's something so special about walking down Main Street, U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom Park and seeing Cinderella Castle gleaming just a few steps away. You're going to have so much fun! I’m happy to explain the difference between purchasing Disney Genie+ service while staying on property and off.

    You’re correct about being able to purchase the Disney Genie+ service whether you’re staying at a Disney Resort hotel or not. You’ll be happy to know that all Guests can buy the Disney Genie+ service anytime after midnight on the day of their visit and can begin making their first Disney Genie+ selection at 7 AM EST, regardless of whether they’re staying at a Disney Resort hotel or off the property. This selection will allow Guests to skip the standby queue and enter through the Lightning Lane. I like to wake up bright and early to purchase the Disney Genie+ service at 6:45 AM EST, so that I can make my first selection by 7 AM EST. 

    You will be able to make your following Disney Genie+ selection after tapping through the first attraction’s Lightning Lane queue or after 2 hours from making your Disney Genie+ selection (the 2-hour wait to make another selection begins when the park opens, even if you made your first booking at 7 AM EST.), whichever comes first. The Disney Genie+ service includes many rides, but not all of them. 

    The other service you may be interested in is the Individual Lightning Lane Entry. These are attractions that Guests can purchase without buying Disney Genie+. They are the more popular attractions, like Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in EPCOT or TRON Lightcycle / Run Presented by Enterprise® in Magic Kingdom Park, and Guests can purchase up to two Individual Lightning Lanes daily. 

    There are many unique benefits to staying at a Disney Resort hotel; one is that Guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel can purchase Individual Lightning Lanes at 7 AM EST. Guests not staying at a Disney Resort hotel can purchase an Individual Lightning Lane at the park opening.

    To purchase and book Disney Genie+, you will want to open your My Disney Experience Mobile App, tap on the three horizontal lines on the bottom right of the screen, and select "Tip Board." You will see the option to purchase the Disney Genie+ service here. After purchasing, you can return here to make your selections beginning at 7 AM EST on the day of your visit. 

    These How-To Videos may help in case you need them.

    Wishing you an enchanting visit, Crystal!

    Aena
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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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