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Ultimate Disney Genie+ Guide

Ready to unlock the magic of Walt Disney World Resort like never before? Disney’s Genie+ is your ultimate ticket to a fantastic Disney adventure! I’m here to give you the lowdown in this Disney Genie+ Guide.

If you’re ready to unlock the magic of Walt Disney World Resort like never before, Disney’s Genie+ is your ultimate ticket to an extraordinary theme park adventure! This innovative system has replaced the previous Disney FastPass+ and promises a seamless and thrilling experience for all Guests. With Disney Genie+, you can wave goodbye to long queues and welcome hassle-free fun with guaranteed ride times for your favorite attractions and shows, granting you access to the Lightning Lane entrances at select experiences across the theme parks. Now let’s dive into the ultimate Disney Genie+ guide.

Understanding Disney Genie+

Say hello to simplicity and convenience with this Disney Genie+ guide!

This service is easily accessible through the My Disney Experience mobile app, ensuring a user-friendly and efficient journey for all visitors. By purchasing Genie+, you gain exclusive access to reserve specific ride times for your favorite attractions, ensuring you won’t miss a moment of the park’s enchanting wonders. Here are the first two things to understand about Disney Genie+:

Pricing Flexibility

Disney Genie+ offers pricing flexibility to match your chosen visit date and park. On average Disney says, you can expect to get in 2 to 3 attractions or experiences per day with Disney Genie+, provided they make their first selection early in the day. Check out my strategies below to find out how you can experience more than 2 to 3 attractions. For example, pricing could range from $15 per Guest, per day on less busy dates, $35 on busier days, and an attractive in-between price for other dates (plus tax).

Park-Specific Purchases

Tailor your Disney Genie+ date precisely to your liking! Embrace the freedom to choose between a single-park option or the excitement of multi-park exploration with ease. If you plan to focus your day on a specific park, the single-park option is all you need. However, if you’re looking to explore multiple parks in a single day, the multi-park option for Disney Genie+ is your golden ticket.

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Disney Genie+ grants you access to a handpicked selection of popular attractions. The number of attractions per park varies. See the table below for a full breakdown of attractions for each Disney park.


Regardless of whether you’ve already purchased Disney Genie+, you can purchase up to 2 Individual Lightning Lane attractions per day. Each Individual Lightning Lane is priced per person and varies each day. See the table below for a full breakdown of attractions for each Disney park.

Making Reservations with Disney Genie+

Preparing for your Genie+ day is as simple! To make the most of Disney Genie+, ensure you have a valid theme park reservation for your desired date. Plan ahead by purchasing your park tickets and linking them to your My Disney Experience account before making your first Genie+ reservation. Prior to 7 am est. purchase Disney Genie+ for each member of your group who will be using it. At 7 a.m., all guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, and Shades of Green can make their first Genie+ reservation. For the extra touch of convenience, if you’re staying at Walt Disney World resort hotels can make Individual Lightning Lane reservations at that time. All other guests can make their first Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane selection at the park opening.

Step-By-Step Guide to Purchase Disney Genie+


Open My Disney Experience

From the home screen of My Disney Experience, find the Disney Genie+ Service section. Click “Purchase”.


Select Disney Genie+ Service

On the next screen, scroll to the bottom and click “Get Disney Genie+ Service”.


Select the Type of Disney Genie+ Service

On the next screen, select which park you would like to use Disney Genie+ Service for the day. Please note if you select Multiple Parks, you must have a park ticket with the park hopper option.


Confirm Your Group

On the next screen, select which member of your group will be using Disney Genie+ for the day. Please note every member of your group who is 3 years old and older will need their own Disney Genie+ if they plan to use it. You are not able to share it. Once you select your group, follow the prompts to complete the purchase. SUCCESS!

Optimizing Lightning Lane Usage

Experience the joy of seamless attractions with Disney Genie+!

By making additional selections as soon as possible, you can bask in the magic of multiple attractions in rapid succession. A mere 2-hour window for your first selection opens the door to even more unforgettable experiences. Embrace the thrill of exploring the parks with minimal wait times, allowing you to create cherished memories at every turn. If your first Genie+ selection is within the 2-hour window, you can make your first selection as soon as you scan in at the final touch point. For example, if you make a Disney Genie+ selection for Space Mountain at 1:00 pm and the return time is 1:30 pm, you can make your next Genie+ selection at 1:30 pm (after you complete the final scan to board the attraction). Using this method is the best way to optimize the amount of Disney Genie+ selections you can make in a day.

Disney Genie+ Strategies

Check out my Disney Genie+ strategies below. Click on the link for the detailed Disney Genie+ guide for each park:

Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lane attractions

While not all Disney attractions offer this service, the majority of popular ones do.

With Disney Genie+, your adventure awaits! Maximize your Disney Genie+ experience by planning ahead and reviewing the available attractions for your chosen park. Make sure to prioritize your favorites. Here is the full ist:

Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom

Disney Genie+ Options

BarnstormerMany Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Big Thunder Mountain RailroadMeet Mickey and Minnie at Town Square Theater
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger SpinMeet Princesses – Princess Fairytale Hall
Disney Festival of Fantasy ParadeMickey’s PhilharMagic
Dumbo the Flying ElephantMonsters Inc. Laugh Floor
Enchanted Tales with BellePeter Pan’s Flight
Haunted MansionPirates of the Caribbean
“it’s a small world”Space Mountain
Jungle CruiseTomorrowland Speedway
Mad Tea PartyUnder the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
Magic Carpets of Aladdin

Individual Lightning Lane Options

Seven Dwarfs Mine TrainTRON Lightcycle / Run

Disney Genie+ Options

Disney and Pixar Short Film FestivalSoarin’ Around the World
Frozen Ever AfterSpaceship Earth
Journey into Imagination with FigmentThe Seas with Nemo & Friends
Living with the LandTest Track
Mission: SPACE – Green and OrangeTurtle Talk with Crush
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Individual Lightning Lane Options

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
Hollywood Studios

Disney Genie+ Options

Alien Swirling SaucersMillennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Beauty and the Beast Live on StageMuppet*Vision 3D
Disney Junior Play & Dance!Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along CelebrationSlinky Dog Dash
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt SpectacularStar Tour – The Adventures Continue
Meet Olaf at Celebrity SpotlightToy Story Mania!
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway RailwayThe Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Individual Lightning Lane Options

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
Animal Kingdom

Disney Genie+ Options

The Animation Experience at Conservation StationIt’s Tough to Be a Bug
DINOSAURKali River Rapids
Expedition EverestKilimanjaro Safaris
Feathered Friends in Flight!Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost
Festival of the Lion KingNa’vi River Journey
Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond!

Individual Lightning Lane Options

Avatar Flight of Passage

Disneyland Resort


Disney Genie+ Options

AutopiaMatterhorn Bobsleds
Big Thunder Mountain RailroadMillennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Buzz Lightyear Astro BlastersRoger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
Haunted MansionSpace Mountain
Indiana Jones AdventureStar Tours – The Adventures Continue
“it’s a small world”

Individual Lightning Lane Options

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
California Adventure

Disney Genie+ Options

Goofy’s Sky SchoolMonsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!
Grizzly River RunSoarin’ Around the World
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission BREAKOUT!Toy Story Midway Mania
IncredicoasterWEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure

Individual Lightning Lane Options

Radiator Springs Racers

Using Your Disney Genie+ Selection

Once you’ve secured your reservations through My Disney Experience, here are some insights on utilizing this fantastic tool.

  • Within your designated 1-hour reservation window, head over to the attraction you’ve chosen.
  • Locate the Lightning Lane queue line and effortlessly scan your MagicBand or park ticket.
  • Enjoy the attraction with significantly reduced waiting times!

Pro Tip : Feel free to enter the Disney Genie+ line as early as 5 minutes before your reservation time or enjoy a grace period of up to 15 minutes after the reservation window has elapsed. Don’t worry; helpful Cast members are stationed at each Lightning Lane queue entrance to lend a hand in case you encounter any issues during the process.

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Good Stuff to Know

Secured your Disney Genie+ reservation, here’s the key info

Attractions in Succession

When making Disney Genie+ reservations later in the day, consider “stacking” them closely together. This ingenious option allows you to enjoy multiple attractions in rapid succession, maximizing your fun and adventure. However, be sure to allocate enough time to fully savor each attraction and smoothly transition to the next one.

Be Mindful of Availability

Disney Genie+ experiences are immensely popular, and availability can be subject to variation. The number of selections you can make and the arrival windows are limited, depending on various factors such as the specific theme park you visit, the attraction or entertainment experience, time of year, day of the week, and overall demand. It’s wise to plan ahead and be flexible to secure the experiences you desire.

Group Travel Made Easy

Traveling with a group? Disney Genie+ simplifies the process for you and your fellow travelers. Not only can you make Disney Genie+ selections for yourself, but you also have the exciting ability to make selections for your Managed Friends and Connected Friends. Likewise, your Connected Friends can reciprocate and modify choices, ensuring a coordinated and enjoyable experience for everyone. Stay updated by logging into your account and reviewing your itinerary.

Confirmed Arrival Window

Each Disney Genie+ attraction or entertainment, selection comes with a designated arrival window on the specified date. It’s crucial to adhere to this specified time frame, as the selection is not valid before or after the indicated time, nor can it be used at any other location. Planning your day accordingly will help you make the most of each experience.

Use It or Lose It

Remember that all Disney Genie+ selections, whether made by you or a Connected Friend, have a one-day validity. Unused or expired selections will not carry over to the following day, so be sure to make the most of your reservations within the given time frame.

Block-out Dates

For guests with passes or tickets that have block-out dates, keep in mind that making selections for those dates requires a separate valid park admission, and you must assign that entitlement to your account. Plan accordingly to avoid any disappointments during your visit.

Flexibility with Genie+

Disney retains the right to re-assign or reschedule a Genie+ selection in unforeseen circumstances, such as unplanned attraction or entertainment downtime, or any changes in operating hours. While such situations are rare, staying flexible and adaptable will ensure a smooth and magical experience.

Understand Park Admission

Different types of park admissions may come with additional restrictions and rules. Make sure you’re aware of any specific guidelines related to your admission type to fully enjoy the benefits of Disney Genie+.

My Disney Experience

The convenience of Disney Genie+ extends to its seamless integration with My Disney Experience mobile app. Youcan easily access Genie+ online and make the most of this incredible tool to curate your perfect Disney vacation.

Ready, Set, Ride!

With this ultimate Disney Genie+ guide, embark on an unforgettable Disney adventure! Seamlessly access guaranteed ride times, breeze through Lightning Lane entrances, and savor the freedom to tailor your experience to perfection. Whether you’re a devoted Disney fan or a first-time visitor, Disney Genie+ promises to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Prepare yourself for an unparalleled journey into the realm of Disney Genie+ – your ticket to effortless fun!

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Meet the Author: Nate Bishop

I’m a die-hard Disney fan with 38 years of visits under my belt, having stepped into Disney World 120+ times. Proud to be a Disney Annual Passholder, a Vacation Club member since ’92, a Castaway Club Member, and a runDisney enthusiast. Oh, and I’ve graduated from the Disney College of Knowledge. Need Disney insights or planning tips? I’m your guy!