MagicBand+ pairing with Smart Phone; Minnie Mouse band
  • On Aug 29, 2023
    Mckenna from TX 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! I was just wondering if I am able to purchase Disney genie plus if I am staying off property? I have never stayed off property before so I am kinda nervous to see how it goes!

    Welcome to planDisney McKenna. Thanks for dropping in with your question. 

    Disney visits are one of the most fun times of year and planning them ahead of time is important. I have family in the area and have stayed inside the magic at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel and their homes. When your family allows you to save some dollars by staying with them you have to take advantage. To be honest, the savings just go into more Mickey-shaped snacks. 

    Staying off-site is another option for many folks and some of the perks are not available like Early Theme Park Entry and Extended Evening Hours. When it comes to Disney Genie+ Service as long as you have a valid theme park ticket for that day you can purchase Genie+ just like any other guest. It is subject to availability so purchase it on the My Disney Experience App as soon as you get a chance in the morning. Genie+ adds so much value to my day I usually purchase it each day I visit. Most guests use 2-3 Lighting Lanes per day, but if you use each return time as a window to get on a smaller wait attraction in the same area or on the way to your next Lightning Lane you can get what I like to call a 2 for 1. You will not be able to get two Lighting Lanes at the same time but while you wait for the window to open or close try a less-popular attraction. For example one of the most popular rides in all the land is the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. If you have a return time of an hour, you may be able to enjoy a snack from Storybook Treats or board the Mad Tea Party. You might be able to do both depending on the wait. I would recommend Mad Tea Party before the snacks for obvious reasons. Each popular attraction always has something adjacent that you can enjoy instead of waiting in line, that’s the beauty of Genie+. 

    Your visit is around the corner, get ready to have a ball. I hope this information is useful. If you have any other questions or need any tips on how to make your day a little more magical visit us again at

    See ya real soon,

    Jeremy A.
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Meet the Panelist: Jeremy, New Jersey

Bright Suns travelers! I'm Jeremy from Jersey, a lifelong Disney fan. Father to 3 amazing kids, and husband to my wife of 14 years. I've been sharing the Walt Disney World Resort with my family for 17 years to join in the wonder and joy the parks have brought me my entire life. Consider me here to help with all you travel questions from Batuu to Cinderella Castle. Whether it's teenagers, toddlers, or your middle-aged cousins. Helping you find your version of magic is my mission. Learn More About Jeremy

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