The Disney Genie+ has arrived at the Walt Disney World Resort. This all-new system is designed to help guests maximize their time in the parks. This is your complete guide to Disney Genie+, with everything you need to know about this new service.
What is the Disney Genie+?
First, let’s talk about the Disney Genie Service. This all-new service is built into the My Disney Experience app and offers complimentary features to help you plan your day at the Walt Disney World theme parks. Select your interests such as dining, characters, and attractions that you want to experience during the day. The Disney Genie will help you navigate through the park and adjust its recommendations based on your interests. It continues to offer recommendations throughout the day.
Plus, there is a custom tip board where you can see estimated wait times for attractions, order food, check-in for a dining reservation, join a virtual queue, and more. This is all found within the My Disney Experience and there is no charge to use these new tools.
The Disney Genie+ is an additional feature that works with the Disney Genie. When you upgrade to Genie+ for $15 per person, per day. This paid service allows you access to over 40 attractions and experiences with shorter wait times. You select Lightning Lane arrival times throughout the day, and if you have the park hopper option, across all four theme parks.
How Does It Work?
Purchase the Disney Genie+ one day at a time once you have arrived.
Since guests select their first option starting at 7:00 am, be sure to purchase before 7:00 am on the day of your visit.
Starting at 7:00 am on the day of your visit, guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel can choose from over 40 attractions, one at a time throughout the day. Continue to choose Lightning Lane arrival windows throughout the day, until the parks close. Please note that experiences are subject to limited availability.
Plus, there are some fun bonuses when you purchase Disney Genie+. With the Disney PhotoPass Lenses, access special Disney PhotoPass Lenses for your phone to add some magic to your own photos. Audio Tales help you discover the parks in exciting new ways with fun facts and behind-the-scenes information you can listen to as you explore.
Lightning Lane Selections
There are two categories of Lightning Lane Selections to be aware of as you plan your day.
Genie+ Lightning Lane Selections
When you purchase the Disney Genie+, you have access to over 40 attractions throughout the day. Choose one attraction at a time and keep picking throughout the day, based on availability. Check out the list of all the available attractions. The list includes beloved classics and newer favorites from each park.
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
- Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- Haunted Mansion
- “it’s a small world”
- Jungle Cruise
- Mad Tea Party
- Meet Cinderella and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall
- Meet Mickey & Minnie at Town Square Theater
- Meet Princess Tiana and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall
- Mickey’s PhilharMagic
- Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Space Mountain
- Splash Mountain
- The Barnstormer
- The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Tomorrowland Speedway
- Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
- Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
- Frozen Ever After
- Journey into Imagination with Figment
- Living with the Land
- Mission: SPACE – Green
- Mission: SPACE – Orange
- Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
- Spaceship Earth
- Test Track
- The Seas with Nemo & Friends
- Turtle Talk with Crush
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
- Feathered Friends in Flight!
- Festival of the Lion King
- Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond!
- It’s Tough to Be a Bug!
- Kali River Rapids
- Kilimanjaro Safaris
- Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost
- Naʻvi River Journey
- The Animation Experience at Conservation Station
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Alien Swirling Saucers
- Beauty & The Beast Live on Stage
- Disney Junior Play and Dance!
- For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
- Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
- Meet Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight
- Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
- Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
- Muppet*Vision 3D
- Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
- Slinky Dog Dash
- Star Tours
- The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
- Toy Story Mania!
Individual Lightning Lane Selections
In addition to the Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane options, there are individual Lightning Lane selections available to purchase. These are available for all guests, with or without the Disney Genie+ Service, and include some of the attractions with the highest demand.
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Avatar Flight of Passage
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
Benefits of Disney Genie+
This new service is a change from the previous guest experience at the Walt Disney World Resort. However, it offers increased flexibility and ease of planning. This will result in guests being able to maximize their park time and experience all of those must-do attractions throughout the day.
Guests can add Disney Genie+ to their tickets daily. It’s important to purchase this before 7:00 am if you decide to do so because you may begin selecting your return times for attractions starting at 7:00 am
There is no longer a need to know exactly what attractions you want to do 60 days in advance. In fact, with this new service, guests decide on the morning of their park visit what they want to. If plans change for any number of reasons, it’s easy to adjust accordingly based on availability.
Also, it is important to remember that this is an optional service and stand-by lines will still be available. This service is designed to give guests a positive experience in the parks by reducing time in lines and adding some fun extras. A combination of the three components may be utilized throughout your visit, in addition to your travel advisor’s guidance.
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