Disney Genie

Disney has said ‘goodbye’ to the days of their Fastpass system, but they have not left everyone without a worthy replacement. However, this new system will cost you.

At the time of this page creation Disney Genie NOW OFFERED in Walt Disney World beginning on October 19th!

💡 What we know so far….

There is a lot of confusion surrounding the new Disney Genie app in the Disney Parks. That is perfectly understandable because not all of the answers have been released yet. When they are, I promise to keep all of you up to date. Those planning a trip through me at Pixie Dust Adventures will hear from me directly if you need to make any decisions for your future trip.

There are Three Parts to Disney Genie

  1. Disney Genie – FREE
  2. Disney Genie+ – Added charge
  3. Individual Lighting Lane, Expedited Attraction Access – Added charge

⚡️ Lightning Lane = If you are familiar with Disney, think ‘Fastpass’

There will be a free version of Disney Genie that will help with recommendations, but will NOT include access to the Lightning Lanes.

⭐ 1. Basic Disney Genie (at no additional cost) includes:

➡ Experiences Real-Time Tip Board – Displaying current attraction wait times and forecasted wait times.
➡ Dining Tip Board – This will display table-service check-in, walk up dining availability, quick-service mobile order & dining reservations.
➡ Attraction Access- Showing standby queue wait times & virtual queues at available at select attractions.

⭐ 2. Disney Genie+

The Paid version of Disney Genie. Gives you access to the lighting lane at select attractions.

💲 Disney World: $15 per person, per ticket day
◼️ 40 basic attractions included
💲 Disneyland: $20 per person, per ticket day
◼️ 15 basic attractions included

🔷 Disney Genie+ CAN be added to your ticket package in advance of your arrival or at 12am on your park day.
🔷 With Disney Genie+ you can only use the lightning lane for each attraction once a day.

1️⃣ Choose an available hour return window for the attraction you desire
2️⃣ When you arrive within your return window, you can enter through the lightning lane.
3️⃣ Once you have entered the chosen attraction, you can choose another available attraction, and repeat all day based on availability.
4️⃣ The Lighting Lane through Disney Genie+ can only be used once per day.
5️⃣ Guests staying at one of the Walt Disney World Resorts will be able to make their first selection at 7am, all others will be able to begin at park opening time. For Disneyland guests, all guests will be able to make their first selection once they enter a theme park.

Walt Disney World Attractions Offered with Disney Genie+

  • Magic Kingdom:
    • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
    • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
    • Haunted Mansion
    • “it’s a small world”
    • Jungle Cruise
    • Mad Tea Party
    • Magic Carpets of Aladdin
    • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
    • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
    • Peter Pan’s Flight
    • Pirates of the Caribbean
    • Splash Mountain
    • The Barnstormer
    • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
    • Tomorrowland Speedway
    • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
  • Epcot:
    • Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
    • Journey into Imagination with Figment
    • Living with the Land
    • Mission: SPACE – Green & Orange
    • Soarin’
    • Spaceship Earth
    • Test Track
    • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
    • Turtle Talk with Crush
  • Hollywood Studios:
    • Alien Swirling Saucers
    • Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage
    • Disney Jr Play and Dance!
    • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
    • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular – Returning December 19, 2021
    • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
    • Muppet*Vision 3D
    • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
    • Slinky Dog Dash
    • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
    • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
    • Toy Story Mania!
  • Animal Kingdom:
    • A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King
    • It’s Tough be a Bug!
    • Kali River Rapids
    • Kilimanjaro Safaris
    • Naʻvi River Journey
    • The Animation Experience
    • Feathered Friends in Flight

⭐ 3. Individual Lightning Lane, Expedited Attraction Access

Paid Per Attraction, up to two per day, per person

1️⃣ The expedited attraction access for purchase will be a different set of attractions than what is offered with the Disney Genie+.
2️⃣ You can purchase two of these attractions per day, per person total across all 4 theme parks
3️⃣ Rates are not a set rate and may vary
4️⃣ These attractions will be the highly demanded attractions.
5️⃣ Guests staying at one of the Walt Disney World Resorts will be able to purchase expedited entry at 7am, all others will be able to purchase at park opening time. Guests at Disneyland will be able to make their first purchase once they enter the theme park.

Individual Lightning Lane Selections Currently Include:

  • Magic Kingdom:
    • Space Mountain
    • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Epcot:
    • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
    • Frozen Ever After
  • Hollywood Studios:
    • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
    • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Animal Kingdom:
    • Avatar Flight of Passage
    • Expedition Everest

Pricing and availability will vary by dates, attraction and park. Check the My Disney Experience app on the day of your visit for current prices and attraction availability.

In addition to the features above

➡️ Walt Disney World Disney Genie+ will include new augmented reality video features, but NO Photopass
➡️ Disneyland Disney Genie+ will include unlimited Photopass downloads.
➡️ Both will include Audio Experiences that will tell about fun attractions facts and more.

Walt Disney World Resort Guest Perks

For guests staying in one of the fabulous Walt Disney World Resort Hotels, you will be able to make your first Disney Genie+ selection at 7am and also purchase the individual expedited attractions at 7am. All other guests will be able to make their selections starting at park opening time.

Attractions will continue to offer standby queue or virtual queue at no charge.

Still unclear on how this will work? Stay tuned for more information & always plan with a Disney-Focused travel professional who eats, breathes & sleeps this stuff. You will have a wonderful vacation when you combine the useful Disney Genie with someone who has experienced it personally. 😉

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Thank you for reading.  My name is Melissa and I am a princess living among three princes and a pooch, I’m also a theme park fanatic and the owner of Pixie Dust Adventures.  You will find me almost every weekend, in one of the Orlando theme parks with my family, lying on a beach or planning our next cruise.  I am insatiably curious about the world around me and I love being entertained; that is what sparks my desire to travel.

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