• On Jan 12, 2022
    Sharon from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What time can I make my first Genie+ selection, and do I have to be in the park?

    Hi Sharon,

    You ain't never had a friend like Genie+! It takes a little time to learn the ins and outs of mastering Lightning Lane selections, but once you get the hang of it, I think you'll like the way it allows you skip the line at more than the three attractions you used to get with FastPass Plus. 

    Great news! You do not have to be in the park to make your first Genie+ selection, and you can make that first selection at 7:00 a.m. on the day of your park visit. If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort and want to purchase Individual Lightning Lane passes for select attractions in each park, you can also do that at 7:00 a.m., non-resort guests have to wait until the park they are visiting opens.

    Keep in mind, if your first Genie+ reservation is later in the day, you will need to wait 2 hours after the park opens to make another selection. However, if your first Genie+ reservation was for 10:00 a.m., you could make another selection as soon as you checked into that queue.

    It sounds a bit confusing until you start using it. If you have the My Disney Experience app on your mobile device. Start looking at the tip board to get an idea of standby wait times and Lightning Lane availability. If you're familiar with Genie+ before your vacation, you'll really be able to minimize your time spent waiting in lines and enjoy more Disney magic.

    Hope this helps. Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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