Disney Genie & Disney Genie+ is Here!
The new Disney Genie service can only be accessed in a guest’s mydisneyexperience account through the app. There is a free part of Disney Genie and a pay service which is called Disney Genie+ Service.
The free part of Disney Genie gathers information from you for the type of experiences you would like to have during your Disney day. It then creates a personalized itinerary for where to go and when. It updates on its own throughout the day and recommends when to experience different attractions.
Disney Genie+ service is a pay service that gets you to the front of the lines at the Disney World & Disneyland attractions. You schedule a time using the app and use the new “Lightning Lane.” This replaces FastPass+ that was used for years in the parks! Disney Genie+ costs $15 – $28 per ticket per day in Disney World & $20 per ticket per day in Disneyland.
How can you add Disney Genie+ service to your ticket or Disney package? You can pay for it through the app the morning you are attending a particular park. I would recommend before 7am.
How does Disney Genie+ work? You select an attraction, where you would like to have a short wait, and select a time in the mydisneyexperience app to use the new “Lightning Lane.” This can be done beginning at 7am the morning you are going to a certain theme park. You must have a theme park pass reservation for that certain part as well. For example, you may choose Splash Mountain in the Magic Kingdom for 10am-11am. You can only select one attraction at a time, throughout the day, depending on availability. When you have entered the “Lightning Lane,” you can then schedule a time for another attraction. You can only use the Lightning Lane for an attraction once during a given day. For example, you can only choose Splash Mountain once during the day. The standby line is still available to use at anytime for all attractions, as often as you would like to use it.
Another important point is you can select a new attraction to use the Lightning Lane 2 hours after you have made your 1st selection or after you have entered the Lightning Lane for a given attraction. For example, If you select Tower of Terror for 10:30am – 11:30am and you made the selection at 7:10am, you can make a new selection beginning after you have entered the Lightning Lane for the Tower of Terror. However, since you made your 1st time at around 7am, you can not make another selection until you have entered the Lightning Lane for the given attraction or 2 hours after the park opening time. As the day goes on you can make a new Lightning Lane selection when you enter the Lightning Lane or 2 hours after you have made the last one.
Here are over 40 attractions that include Disney Genie+. Please note the most popular attractions like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train or Rise of the Resistance are not listed below. They are available for a separate purchase or the standby line can be used.
How do you use the Lightning Lane for the most popular Walt Disney World attractions like Rise of the Resistance? Within Disney Genie+, in your mydisneyexperience app, you select an in app feature to purchase these most popular attractions on the day you visit a certain park. This is in addition to the $15 per ticket per day or can be purchased even if you do not chose to purchase the Disney Genie+ Service.
You can select up to 2 total per day of these most popular Individual attractions for an additional cost. There are 1 of these attractions per theme park. In the Magic Kingdom it is: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. In Epcot: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. In Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Rise of the Resistance. In Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Flight of Passage. Please note, you can also use the standby line for free. You can park hop and choose 1 per park.
Please note that these most popular individual attractions will have a cost that will vary per day per attraction. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train could be $9 per person on a certain date. You can only choose 2 of these attractions per day and each attraction only once.
Here is one important tip you may consider: Since you will be using your smart phone throughout the day, you may want to bring an external battery to the parks so you do not lose the charge on your phone.
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