Do You Have Existing Disney Tickets That You Have Already Purchased? Do you Want to Use Disney Genie+?
NOTE: In Mid 2022 Walt Disney World (NOT Disneyland) stopped selling any type of ticket including Disney Armed Forces Salute Tickets and Regular Military Discounted Magic Your Way Tickets with Genie+ added on. They also stopped the ability to add Genie Plus after purchase. The only way to buy Genie+ at Walt Disney World is via an in app purchase in the My Disney Experience app any time after 12 a.m. on the desired day. They did this due to the lack of value offered by Genie+ (so many people were using it that you could not get more than one good attraction per day).
Disneyland however continues to offer Genie+ as part of tickets, so the below stil applies in California.
Well there is a way that you can add this service to your Military Ticket!
This applies to both Disney Armed Forces Salute and Regular Disney Military Ticket Discount for Walt Disney World.
A Simple Process
In order to add Disney Genie+, the paid replacement for FastPass on most attractions (except the 2 most popular in each park), you will need to visit a Disneyland Ticket or Guest Services Location.
In order to add this service you will need to pay the cost of Genie+ (Starting at $25 per day per ticket based on date) plus tax.
It is possible to add Genie+ to an un-used or partially used ticket. It is not recommended that you add it to tickets that are partially used as Disney will charge you for all days that the ticket was initially sold for, whether those days have been used or not. For example if you’ve used 2 days of a 4-day ticket and then want to add Genie+, Disney will charge you to add 4 days of Genie+. I recommend that you add Genie+ during your activation process if desired.
- A 3-Day Disneyland Armed Forces Salute Ticket will cost at a minimum $75 plus tax for each ticket you want to add Genie+ to. That’s $300 plus tax for a family of 4!
- A 4-Day Disneyland Armed Forces Salute Ticket will cost at a minimum $100 plus tax for each ticket you want to add Genie+ to. That’s $400 plus tax for a family of 4!
But Do You Need Genie+ Every Day?
Public Service Announcement: You might not!
You should carefully analyze your desired attractions and spend some time watching return times in real time on the My Disney Experience app to see if you will want to purchase Genie+ for your whole ticket via the process above or purchase it only for the days you think you will need it via the app on the day in question.
On my most recent WDW trip (Nov 2021), the first one using Genie+, I did not add it to the 4 Disney Armed Forces Salute 4-Day Tickets for my party, rather we purchased Genie on 2 of our 4 park days at Hollywood Studios and 1 of our 2 Magic Kingdom days. We felt no need for it at Epcot!
Also, on the days that we did purchase it we found the 3rd most popular attraction (the best you can reserve with Genie+ as the 2 most popular require an additional purchase) in our park for the day to be reserved Very lLate in the day or through the end of the park day by 7:30 a.m.
See our full Disney Genie Page for more info on Genie, Genie+, and Individual Attraction Purchases (the most popular of these sell out in the first minute or two).
What do You Think of Genie+?
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This MDT Post By: Steve Bell
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