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  • On Aug 18, 2022
    Emily from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am traveling to Disneyland Oct 25-29th and I wondering if the Genie+ program is worth the extra money. Thank you for your help and have a magical day.

    Welcome to planDisney, Emily! 

    October is a great time to visit the Disneyland Resort. You'll be able to enjoy some of the Halloween festivities (and snacks!), as well as experience the Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay! I'm not going to lie, I'm very jealous. 

    Emily, my family recently spent three days at Disneyland Park and two days at Disney California Adventure. I decided to purchase Disney Genie+ for each day. It was the first time I'd used it at the Disneyland Resort and so I wondered whether it was going to be worth it. I can honestly say that it was fantastic! We were able to experience so many attractions each day. I was actually surprised by how impressive it was. 

    It's really easy to use too. You simply open up your Disneyland Mobile App and tap on the "Tip Board." You can then select the theme park that you're visiting (the default will be Disneyland Park). You'll then get a list of all the attractions. The attractions that are available for a Lightning Lane selection will have a Disney Genie+ box with a return time. If you find a time that works for you, simply tap "Book Experience." You'll then find a list of all the people linked to your account. Simply select the people you want to book this experience for and select "Confirm."

    Once you scan into the attraction or two hours after you make your current Lightning Lane selection (whatever comes first), you're then free to book your next Lightning Lane.

    If I were you, I'd get to the park when it opens. The crowds are a lot lower first thing in the morning. You can then experience a good few rides without using Disney Genie+. Then, once the park starts getting busy, you can then start making your Lightning Lane selections. This is a great way to maximize the number of attractions you'll experience per day.

    I hope that's helpful, Emily. Thanks for stopping by planDisney!

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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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