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  • On Jul 27, 2023
    Erika 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.

    Today is Thursday and we arrive Monday for three days. . I have purchased our tickets and Genie. Can I start to plan our day, make reservations, etc the app now? If not, when is it best to start? Thank you

    Hi Erika,

    Welcome to planDisney! How exciting that you are just a few days away from your Disneyland Resort vacation. Like you, I would be anxious to get planning, so let’s get going!

    First, make sure that your theme park tickets with theme park reservations are linked to your Disneyland app. Now, from the app home screen complimentary Disney Genie Service module select “Get Started Now.” Once you have selected your travel party, you can get busy telling Genie your must-dos. You can also select what sort of experiences you have your heart set on and if there are any special considerations for your party. This will give Genie a head start in preparing your recommended itinerary. Your recommendations will magically appear at 7:00 a.m. on the day of your park visit.

    You won’t be able to make Lightning Lane reservations to save time waiting in line until you enter the park on the day of your visit. I recommend you purchase Disney Genie+ prior to your visit, but you may also purchase it the morning of your visit so you are ready to go.

    You can make dining reservations now at many amazing dining locations. Of course, you can also use your app on the day of your visit to make Mobile Food & Beverage orders including at the new San Fransokyo Square locations in Disney California Adventure Park.

    Your trip will be here before you know it. To be even more prepared, check out this fabulous planDisney Podcast featuring my fellow planDisney panelists, Melissa and Tiffanie, who share the best tips to make the most of your visit. 

    Thanks for stopping by Erika. Let us know if you have other questions; we are here to help!

    Wishing you many magical memories,

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Meet the Panelist: Shannon, Georgia

Hi! I'm a dreamer and doer who loves exploring the big blue world! My love for Disney began at Walt Disney World Resort and after my first Disney Cruise Line vacation I was hooked. I especially enjoy the ships' adult-exclusive spaces and activities while experiencing the magic only Disney can create. A Land and Sea vacation combining an action-packed Walt Disney World Resort visit and a relaxing Disney Cruise Line voyage is my favorite way to do Disney. I can't wait to help you create your magical memories! Learn More About Shannon

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