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  • On Jul 2, 2022
    Christa 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.

    My vacation package already has genie plus included & now extra family is going and they do not have genie plus yet. Will I be able to purchase it for them & make reservations for everyone the day of?

    Hi Christa, welcome to planDisney!

    Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation countdown is in the single digits, which means you must be in the "too excited to sleep" zone! Your family's smart to invest in Disney Genie+ service for your park days. This service grants wishes throughout your park days in the form of Lightning Lane access at over 40 attractions throughout the four theme parks. 

    You should have no problem purchasing Genie+ for your additional family members the morning of each park day and booking Genie+ Lightning Lane reservations for the whole group, Christa. Here's what that looks like:

    Before you arrive, make sure everyone in your party is connected as Family and Friends in My Disney Experience. Once everyone in your family appears on your Family and Friends list, you can make and view plans for them and they can do the same for you. Specific to your question, once you're connected as Family and Friends you can purchase Disney Genie+ service and book Lightning Lane attractions for them. My panelist pal PG recently outlined the steps for adding Family and Friends in the My Disney Experience mobile app, which you may find helpful.

    You can purchase Disney Genie+ service the morning of each park day in the My Disney Experience mobile app. You can purchase anytime after midnight, but I recommend purchasing at 6:45 a.m. so you're ready to book your first Lightning Lane attraction at 7:00 a.m. Recent updates to the My Disney Experience app make it possible to purchase Disney Genie+ service via the app's Tip Board (three small lines at the bottom right of the home screen --> Tip Board --> Purchase for Today). Once you click to purchase, you will be asked to confirm your party. You can purchase Disney Genie+ service for anyone on your Family and Friends list that has valid admission and a theme park reservation linked in My Disney Experience, even if you're not purchasing it for yourself.

    Once everyone in your party has Genie+, you should book your first Genie+ Lightning Lane attraction right at 7:00 a.m. via the same Tip Board of the My Disney Experience app. Make sure the appropriate park appears at the top of your Tip Board, then scroll down to your desired attraction and click the "LL Disney Genie+" box with the next available return time listed. The next step asks you to confirm your party, just like it did when you purchased Disney Genie+. This time, however, you will select up to twelve people in your party (including yourself!) that want to experience a certain attraction. If there are more than 12 people in your party, I recommend enlisting the help of another tech-savvy person in your family with the My Disney Experience mobile app to be your Lighting Lane booking partner.

    Another great perk of Disney Genie+ service is the Disney PhotoPass lenses available in the My Disney Experience mobile app (three small lines --> Disney PhotoPass lenses). My kids never complain about waiting in line when they get to take selfies with Mickey and turn themselves into Disney villains!

    I hope you and your family have a magical vacation, Christa. Thanks for including planDisney in the planning process!

    Choose magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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