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  • On Mar 14, 2022
    Matt from PA 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 all four parks in mid-August, and I'm wondering if it is worth it to get the Genie+ upgrade? Also, is there a way we can add it for just certain parks/certain days? Thanks in advance!

    Hi, Matt! Thanks for taking the time to send in your question to planDisney. I may not be a Genie from Agrabah, but I can help ensure your trip this August is magical...your wish is my command!

    Simply put, Disney Genie+ is an optional paid service that allows you to choose the next available time to arrive at various attractions and experiences using the Lightning Lane entrance. It certainly can save you valuable time instead of waiting in the Standby Queue. There are two ways to get it:
    * If you're purchasing a new ticket or resort package from Walt Disney World Resort, you can add Genie+ to your entire ticket package for everyone in your party before checking out in your cart. 
    *You can purchase Disney Genie+ on the morning of your park visit through your My Disney Experience app. The link will become available at midnight, but as long as you get it before 7:00 AM, you'll be fine (make sure you have a credit card on file to complete the process faster). This option is perfect if you don't want to purchase Genie+ for every day at the parks or only want to buy it for certain members of your party.

    I recommend purchasing it for a couple of your park days and then saving your money to splurge on an "a la carte" Individual Lightning Lane attraction for the other days. I think you get the biggest bang for your buck at Magic Kingdom Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios. When you are at EPCOT and Disney's Animal Kingdom Park, consider just buying an Individual Lightning Lane for my two personal favorites, Remy's Ratatouille Adventure and Avatar Flight of Passage

    I hope this helps a little, Matt! I have other Genie+ tips and strategies hidden in my magic lamp, so feel free to summon me again!

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