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  • On Apr 11, 2024
    Matthew from OK 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 wife and I are planning a trip with our 3 kids. Ages of kids are 11, 10, and 6. Do we need to purchase genie+ for all 5 of us or can I use one genie+ to get access to lightning lane for all of us?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to planDisney, Matthew. We're so glad you're here! If you're planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, you've certainly come to the right place. Let's chat! 

     I'm a mom of three, and my kids are about the same ages as yours. We love being immersed in the magic of Disney storytelling in the theme parks. No matter how many times we visit, we always experience something new! Even though they're getting older, one thing none of my kids love, though, is waiting in a long line for an attraction (who am I kidding, I don't either). Disney Genie+ to the rescue! With this convenient service, we can make a selection for the Lightning Lane entrance of a popular attraction, and instead of waiting in line, we can go enjoy something else. When our return window opens up, we can head to the attraction and enter through the Lightning Lane, minimizing our wait time and maximizing our fun!

     To answer your question, for your entire family to enjoy Lightning Lane entry, you need to either purchase Disney Genie+ for each person or purchase Individual Lightning Lane entry for each person. As a family of five, purchasing Disney Genie+ for everyone can be a bit expensive for my crew. We've found the best value in Disney Genie+ at Magic Kingdom Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios, so we usually only purchase it for our visits to those parks. At EPCOT and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, we forgo Disney Genie+ and rely on Early Theme Park Entry and some crowd strategies, like checking wait times on the My Disney Experience mobile app, to minimize the time we spend in line. 

     You can purchase Disney Genie+ service as early as midnight the day of your planned park visit. The price is dependent on the date and the park you select, but you can view those prices before making the purchase so you can decide if it's a good fit for your family's vacation budget. One of the things my kids enjoy about Disney Genie+ is the Disney PhotoPass Lenses that are included with our purchase. We have endless amounts of fun with these pixie-dusted filters on the My Disney Experience mobile app!

     I hope this was helpful, Matthew. Please let us know if you have any other questions about your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! We'd love to help you plan a magical stay.

    Ashley
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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