• On Apr 20, 2022
    Lindsay from OH 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 are visiting Disneyland California on May 16 and 17. When can we make our Genie plus reservations and purchase lightning lane? Thank you.

    Hey there, hi there, Lindsay! Welcome to planDisney. It looks like you are just a few weeks away from your visit to the Disneyland Resort. 

    With your trip coming up shortly I hope most of your plans are all set, including your theme park ticket reservations. I'm excited to hear that you are wanting to take advantage of Disney Genie+ service. There are two ways you can purchase Disney Genie+. The first way is to purchase this service when you are purchasing your tickets. If you do not purchase Disney Genie+ with your tickets, you will be able to purchase it once you have scanned your ticket into the park for the day. Once you have scanned your tickets and entered the park, you will then be able to make the Disney Genie+ purchase through the Disneyland app, and right away make your first Lightning Lane selection and up to two Individual Lightning Lane purchases per day. 

    I recommend downloading the Disneyland app ahead of your arrival. This is helpful to make sure you can easily log in, link, and access your tickets in the "Tickets and Passes" section. I also find it helpful to add a credit card to your profile. This will make purchasing Disney Genie+ even quicker as you head through the turnstiles and down Main Street, U.S.A. Having a card in your profile also makes mobile ordering your snacks and meals a breeze! There's nothing like making a mobile order in the queue as you get ready to hitch a ride in a Doom Buggy in Haunted Mansion and walking out to go pick up your Mickey-shaped Beignets!

    Lindsay, thanks again for stopping by. I hope this helps you summon the Genie as fast as you can. See you real soon!


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Meet the Panelist: Carrie, California

Well hello friend! I'm Carrie, a work-from-home mama and military wife who currently calls sunny San Diego home. We love that we are close enough to Disneyland Resort to make a last-minute trip to see the Mouse quite frequently. You'll find us in the parks braving drops and coasters to work up our appetite to take as many snack breaks as we can fit in! I love helping my friends plan memorable trips to Disneyland Resort and can't wait to help you too! Learn More About Carrie

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