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.

Disney Genie for Walt Disney World

There is a lot to learn about new Disney Genie app and I’m going to outline the basics as simply as I can below.
If you are planning a trip through me at Pixie Dust Adventures, feel free to contact me with specific questions or for one on one customized coaching for your trip.

  • Whether guests have an Annual Pass, multi- or single-day ticket, guests will now purchase Disney Genie+ on the day of their visit via the My Disney Experience app, one day at a time, subject to availability.
  • On Oct 11th 2022 Disney has introduced variable pricing. This means that prices will be higher on busier days. There is currently a price range of $15 – $22 per person (+tax). Disney has stated that those prices can change.
  • Disney states: “On average, guests who purchase Disney Genie+ service will continue to enter 2-3 attractions or experiences each day using the Lightning Lane entrance when the first selection is made early in the day”.

There are Three Parts to Disney Genie

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

⚡️ Lightning Lane = If you have visited Walt Disney World in the past, think ‘Fastpass’. If you have been to Disneyland, think ‘MaxPass’.

⭐ 1. Basic Disney Genie (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.
➡ Day Planner
➡ Dining Reservation capability based on availability

⭐ 2. Disney Genie+

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

💲15 – $29 + tax, per person, per ticket day (Disney has stated prices are subject to change at any time. The highest prices are weekends & holiday weeks.)
◼️ 40 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, or two hours has passed since making your reservation, 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, per attraction.
5️⃣ All guests will be able to make their first selection at 7amon the day of their park visit.

Walt Disney World Attractions Offered with Disney Genie+

  • Magic Kingdom:
    • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
    • Disney Festival of the Fantasy Parade
    • 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
    • Space Mountain
    • Splash Mountain
    • See Cinderella and a visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall
    • See Princess Tiana and a visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall
    • See Mickey at Town Square Theater
    • 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
    • Frozen Ever After
    • Journey into Imagination with Figment
    • Living with the Land
    • Mission: SPACE – Green & Orange
    • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
    • 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
    • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
    • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
    • Muppet*Vision 3D
    • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
    • See Disney Stars at Red Carpet Dreams
    • See Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight
    • 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
    • Expedition Everest
    • It’s Tough to be a Bug!
    • Kali River Rapids
    • Kilimanjaro Safaris
    • Naʻvi River Journey
    • The Animation Experience
    • Feathered Friends in Flight

⭐ 3. Individual Attraction Selection

Paid Per Attraction, up to two passes 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 in order to gain access to lightning lanes.
3️⃣ Rates are not a set rate and may vary (anywhere from $7 – $20 per attraction, per person)
4️⃣ These attractions will be the highly demanded attractions.
5️⃣ Guests of a Disney Resort Hotel can begin purchasing these at 7am. All other guests can begin at park opening.

Individual Attraction Lightning Lane Selections Currently Include:

  • Magic Kingdom:
    • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
    • TRON Lightcycle Run – opening 4/4/23
  • Epcot:
    • Guardian’s of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
  • Hollywood Studios:
    • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
  • Animal Kingdom:
    • Avatar Flight of Passage

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 Disney Genie+ 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. 😉

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