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  • On Apr 23, 2024
    Sarah from WI 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 visiting DisneyLand in June and staying at Pixar Place. I am thinking about adding Genie+ and was wondering when you can start signing up for lightening lanes each day.

    From one Midwesterner to another, welcome to planDisney Sarah!  

    How exciting that you'll be visiting the "Happiest Place on Earth" in just a few months!  Since we also travel in from out of town, purchasing Disney Genie+ Service is a must for us during each trip!  Having access to Lightning Lane entrances and shorter wait times can save so much valuable time, and that's so important to us since we are only there for a few days!  

    If you purchase Disney Genie+ Service prior to your trip, as soon as you scan your theme park ticket and enter the parks, you can open up your Disneyland app and make your first Lightning Lane selection.  You cannot make a Lightning Lane selection until you have scanned into the parks for the day.  You can navigate to the three horizontal bar line menu in the bottom right-hand corner and tap "Rides, Shows & Lightning Lane Entry" to access the Tip Board.  You have the option to change between each park, and also turn on the filter to only see attractions with Disney Genie+ Lightning Lanes which can be very helpful.  

    After you scan your Lightning Lane selection at the attraction entrance, I always go right back to the Tip Board to make my next selection.  At the top of the Tip Board, it will tell you when you can make your next Lightning Lane selection, and I like to set an alarm on my mobile phone as a reminder.  I recommend securing Lightning Lane selections for Indiana Jones Adventure in Disneyland Park and Toy Story Midway Mania! in Disney California Adventure Park if those are priorities for your family, they are very popular selections!  

    I hope you and your family enjoy your stay at Pixar Place Hotel, Sarah!  I think you'll love all of the theming throughout the hotel and lobby as well as the all-new Pixel Pool and Crush's Surfin' Slide.  I'm happy to share any other tips or recommendations when traveling from the Midwest to the West Coast, so don't hesitate to come back and ask!

    Have a magical day,
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Meet the Panelist: Melissa, Illinois

Hello friends!  I'm Melissa, a lifetime Disney fanatic from Illinois.  My husband and I have enjoyed the Disney Parks since our younger years and it's even more special for us now to share with our two young children.  The Disneyland Resort is truly our Happiest Place on Earth, and I cannot wait to help make the trip for your family the most magical! Learn More About Melissa

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