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  • On Oct 4, 2022
    Sheena from GA 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 am traveling with a young child and a teen under my account, can I book separate Genie+ rides for them throughout the day simultaneously, or must they both be booked on the same rides? Does the 2 hour rule work per person or per family/account?

    Hey Howdy Hey Sheena and welcome to planDisney!

    I am so excited to hear you will visit the Most Magical Place on Earth during the most Magical time of the year! There is nothing like celebrating the Holiday season in Walt Disney World Resort as well as ringing in the New Year onsite as well! Thank you for your question on the specifics with Genie+, I would be happy to go over the details of its usage with you. 

    Experiencing the Magic of Walt Disney World is so much more enjoyable with friends and family members. Some of the group would inevitably want to do one thing while the others may not meet certain height requirements or be as thrill-seeking as the others. I am happy to share that Genie+ considers this and not everyone in the group needs to do the same things at the same time.

    When you pull up your My Disney Experience app on the day you purchase Genie+, you will be prompted which members of the group you want to make a Lightning Lane return window for. Once you move through the steps for the first few members and get their return window, you will be able to do so for the other group for a separate attraction.

    After you make your Lightning Lane reservations, you will be able to make your next one either 2 hours after the first which is per group member's Lightning Lane status and does not cover the group as a whole if booking separate experiences. You are also able to make another Lightning Lane selection if you tap into the reservation you made earlier. So it's either 2 hours from your last Lightning Lane or after you tap into an experience can you make your next selection. 

    One tip that I had for you with Genie+ is all about timing. If you are standing onsite at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, you will be able to access the parks early with the Early Theme Park Entry perk. If you did this, you will have the opportunity to experience several attractions before the park opens to the general public. You can make your Lightning Lane return windows for later in the morning or early afternoon when the parks at busiest while you experience several of your "Must-Do" attractions early. This will maximize the efficiency of touring the parks and get you more time on attractions and doing what you want to rather than waiting in lines!

    Best of luck moving forward with your planning. If you have any further questions, please feel free to stop back and let us know, we would be happy to help!

    Have a Magical Day, 

    Nick 
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Meet the Panelist: Nick, Ohio

Hey howdy hey, I’m Nick! My happy place will always be Walt Disney World Resort and is where we call “Home”, but we do vacation exclusively in Cincinnati, Ohio for most of the year. My happily ever after is shared with my 3 girls, my beautiful wife and my career in Physical Therapy. I love any excuse to talk about Walt Disney World Resort and am so excited to help you discover the Magic of the Resort. Learn More About Nick

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