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Genie+ Services at the Disneyland Resort

If you have been to Disneyland in the past couple years, you may have seen Disneyland's most recent "FastPass" system. For those that have been traveling to Disneyland, it is similar to the Max Pass that was introduced before the pandemic. What is Disney Genie service? Disney's Genie service is a free planning tool that guides you through the Disneyland park while providing tips to help plan your day. Guests can find the Genie service on the Disneyland app. The Genie service was released on December of 2021 shortly after Walt Disney World released their version. The free Genie service acts like your very own virtual assistant and lists forecasted wait times, where you can mobile order, manage check-in and dining reservations. As one enters the park at Disneyland, click on the "My Genie Day" part of the app. When it opens, you can click on Tip Board. The Tip Board has the option on checking out the "Attractions & Shows" where is lists sta

The Disney Dining Plan - Everything You Need to Know

Finally! The Disney Dining Plans are back! I've missed the dining plan! It offers the convenience and peace of mind of pre-paying for my meals and snacks. Now, we will be able to choose from two popular options: either the Disney Quick Service Dining Plan or the Disney Dining Plan . Both plans will be a great value for families who love to dine at Disney, especially with children. Space 220 Restaurant Below is a list of the table service restaurants on Disney Property where you can use your Dining Plan credits. You can use it at restaurants located in the Disney theme parks, Disney Springs, and at the Resorts. The table service, or "sit down", restaurants either use 1 or 2 credits per person. A restaurant that requires 2 table service credits per person are called Signature Dining. These are fine dining or hard to get reservations.  When you include the Dining Plan in your vacation package, everyone in the room must have the same type of theme park ticket option and dini

A Guide to Disney Jollywood Nights

Jollywood Nights Lanyard and Map Christmastime at Walt Disney World is my favorite season to visit the theme parks! You'll find Christmas decorations throughout the parks and resorts, holiday snacks and music to really get you in the mood for the holidays. This year, Disney announced a brand new, nighttime party at Disney's Hollywood Studios called Disney Jollywood Nights that is sure to add some Hollywood glamour and holiday cheer to the festive season.  This separately ticketed event features glitz and glitter, merry mashups, attractions, characters, event-exclusive shows and themed entertainment.  Know Before You Go In its inaugural year of 2023, Disney Jollywood Nights took place on 10 select nights from November 11th through December 20th and ticket prices varied by date. In 2023, prices ranged from $159-$179 per ticket, plus tax. Note there is no separate pricing for children's tickets. If you're an Annual Passholder or Disney Vacation Club Member, you could save

Disney Genie, Genie+ and Lightning Lane FAQ

The Disney Genie Service has reimagined the guest experience at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. The new service may have left you scratching your head asking "what does this mean for my next vacation?!" Have no fear as we have put together some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the relatively new service that was announced in 2021.  Before we dive into the FAQ, let's review the basics of this service. Disney Genie is a complimentary and convenient new digital service designed to create your best Disney Day. It allows guests more flexibility and better tools to help make the most of their visit. There are actually 3 separate services we'll review, in addition to some new terminology  to learn: Disney Genie (complimentary), Disney Genie+ Service (available for purchase) and Individual Lightning Lane Entry (also available for purchase). Lightning Lane is the entrance at select attractions that will let you bypass the standby queue. Let's

The Villas at the Disneyland Hotel Review

I love staying at the Disneyland Hotel so when I got the opportunity to stay at the new Villas at the Disneyland Hotel during opening weekend, I couldn’t pass it up. Because it was opening weekend, we were greeted in the entrance way of the lobby with balloons and many photo opportunities. When we arrived, there was a mural of the Haunted Mansion. I love how the seats in the main lobby were designed like the teacups in the parks. You can check in using the Disneyland app, drop your bags with bell services and head into the parks or use the amenities why you wait until your room is ready. When your room is ready, the resort will send you a text and you can use the Disneyland app on your mobile device to unlock the room. We dropped off our bags and went straight to the parks. We received a text around 1PM that our room was ready. In the new Discovery Tower (the Villas), you'll find that the lobby is very spacious with many places to sit while you read or wait for your family. Th