What Is Disney Genie+?

What is Disney Genie+

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 what’s Disney Genie+.

Understanding Disney Genie+

Say hello to simplicity and convenience with Disney Genie+! This magical 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.

Pricing Flexibility

Disney believes that magic should be accessible to all, which is why Disney Genie+ offers pricing flexibility to match your chosen visit date and park. Experience the joy of budget-friendly options on less busy days and seize the opportunity to splurge on peak days for a truly immersive adventure. On average, Guests can relish in 2 to 3 attractions or experiences per day with Disney Genie+, provided they make their first selection early in the day. 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+ adventure 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 craving a whirlwind of enchantment through Park Hopping, and exploring multiple parks in a single day, the multi-park option for Disney Genie+ is your golden ticket.

Understanding Disney Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lanes

Fast-track your way to happiness with Disney Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lanes! Disney Genie+ grants you access to a handpicked selection of popular attractions, while Individual Lightning Lanes offer a separate entry for the most coveted rides. Regardless of whether you’ve already purchased Disney Genie+, you can indulge in up to 2 Individual Lightning Lane attractions per day. Relish the thrill of choosing from an array of experiences that cater to your unique preferences.

Making Reservations with Disney Genie+

Preparing for your magical day is as simple as waving a magic wand! 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 account before making your first Genie+ reservation. At 7 a.m., all Guests staying a Walt Disney World Resort, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, and Shades of Green can embark on their enchanting journey with their first Genie+ reservation. For the extra touch of convenience, Guests 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.

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 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 Genie+ selections you can make in a day.

Plan Ahead and Enjoy Your Adventure!

With Disney Genie+, your adventure awaits! While not all Disney Theme Park attractions offer this magical service, the majority of popular ones do. Maximize your Disney Genie+ experience by planning ahead and reviewing the available attractions for your chosen park. Uncover the wonders that await you and embark on a journey like no other!

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 MyDisneyExperience, 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!

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.

Good Stuff To Know

Once you’ve secured your reservations through MyDisneyExperience, here’s a handy guide on utilizing this fantastic tool.

Experience Attractions in Quick 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 and Selections

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 adventurers. 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.

The Confirmed Arrival Window

Each Disney Genie+ attraction, entertainment, or restaurant 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 magical 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 and Park Admission

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+ Selections

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 Your Park Admission Type

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+.

A Seamless Experience with the My Disney Experience App

The convenience of Disney Genie+ extends to its seamless integration with the My Disney Experience mobile application. All guests can easily access Genie+ online and make the most of this incredible tool to curate their perfect Disney adventure.

With these tips and guidelines, embark on an unforgettable theme park 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 enthusiast 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 enchantment with Disney Genie+ – your ticket to effortless fun!

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