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  • On May 21, 2022
    Cristina from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! We have a trip planned to WDW this summer and have not yet used the Genie Plus service. My question is this: can we use Disney Genie to book a ride on the first day of our trip BEFORE we check into our room? Thanks for your time!

    Hi Cristina! Welcome back to planDisney!

    I bet you can't wait to feel the heat of the summer in The Most Magical Place on Earth! I honestly never mind the heat while I'm visiting Walt Disney World Resort, and as long as you come prepared with your rain ponchos you can plan to stay outside during the afternoon thunderstorm cool-down while other Guests head inside!  

    Even if you haven't yet tried the new Disney Genie+ Service I think you'll quickly find that it's very user-friendly. Once you start you'll realize how quickly and easily you can book more than 40 Lightning Lane attractions throughout all four Theme Parks! You'll be happy to know that your ability to purchase Genie+ starts right at midnight the day you plan to use it in the Parks, regardless of your status as a Guest of a Disney Resorts Collection hotel.  This means that you're welcome to select your first Lightning Lane attraction on your My Disney Experience app right at 7 a.m. the morning of your visit, no matter where you are at that moment! 

    If you're thinking of purchasing Individual Lightning Lanes for a few of the most popular attractions within each Park, you can do this with or without the purchase of Disney Genie+ Service.  Guests of Disney Resorts Collection hotels are able to make their first Individual Lightning Lane purchase at 7 a.m. the day of their Park visit, while all other Guests are able to make their first reservation at the official Park opening time.  You and your party will be able to select both Lightning Lanes and Individual Lightning Lanes at 7 a.m. the morning of your check-in even if you have not yet physically checked into your Resort.    

    While you're visiting, make sure to check out some of the newer attractions around the Resort! Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway is so much fun for the entire family, Remy's Ratatouille Adventure will leave you all laughing, and the new Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction will send you spinning through the galaxy starting May 27th!

    Please come back and see us again if you have any other planning questions before your trip!
    Ashley M
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Massachusetts

Hi All, I'm Ashley! From the very beginning Walt Disney World Resort has always been a part of my life. As a child I excitedly helped to plan family trips, as a young adult I planned our "happily ever after" right on Disney property, and now I'm lucky enough to plan magical vacations for my three incredible children. When we're not taking in the enchanting experiences of the parks, we're home in Massachusetts, probably planning our next trip! Learn More About Ashley

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