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  • On Feb 20, 2023
    Elizabeth 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.

    We will be staying off property. What is the best way to go about purchasing a genie pass? I heard that offsite ticket holders cannot purchase Genie pass until the park opens. If that’s the case, what are our chances of actually getting on preferred rides?

    Welcome to planDisney, Elizabeth!

    You've asked a great question. There's a fair bit of conflicting information online about Disney vacations. That's why planDisney exists. We want to help fellow Guests by giving them accurate information and helpful advice for their next Disney adventure.  

    Disney Genie+ is a magical upgrade to your ticket that allows you to select Lightning Lane entrances at over 40 attractions throughout the theme parks. These Lightning Lane entrances allow you to skip the regular standby line. Guests can purchase Disney Genie+ on a day-to-day basis starting at midnight. You don't have to be staying on property to do this. Once you purchase Disney Genie+, starting at 7:00 AM on the day of your visit, you'll be able to make your first Lightning Lane selection. Once you enjoy that attraction, or two hours after making your selection (whatever comes sooner), you can then make another Lightning Lane selection. You can keep doing that throughout the day until there are no more Lightning Lane selections available.

    To purchase Disney Genie+, open up the My Disney Experience Mobile App, and on the home screen you should find something in purple that says, "Disney Genie+ Service." Tap "Purchase" and then "Continue" and you'll be taken to a list of all the people in your party that you've added via My Friends & Family. You're going to want to select the members of your party that will use this service. Once you do that, you'll then make your purchase.

    This is another way to skip the regular standby lines and that's by purchasing an Individual—or à la carte—Lightning Lane. These are available for some of the more high-demand attractions in the theme parks (e.g. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind). You can use this service with or without purchasing Disney Genie+. However, even if you have Disney Genie+, Individual Lightning Lanes do cost extra. The cost of each Individual Lightning Lane varies by attraction. You can book up to two Individual Lightning Lane entrances per day per Guest. 

    Guests staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel can book Individual Lightning Lanes starting at 7:00 AM. Those, like yourself, staying off property will have to wait and book their Individual Lightning Lanes at the scheduled theme park opening time.

    I hope that's helpful, Elizabeth. I trust you'll have a wonderful time at The Most Magical Place on Earth. See ya real soon!

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I'm Mike, a Disney-loving "scouser." I have a wonderful wife and two young children who share my obsession for all things Disney. I've always been enchanted by the magic of Walt Disney World Resort - the charming music, captivating beauty, enthralling attractions, and breathtaking shows spark my imagination and fill me with a sense of awe. I'm perpetually planning my next Disney adventure! If you're interested in makin' memories at "The Most Magical Place on Earth" then you've got a friend in me.
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