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What Is Disney Genie? Disney Genie And Lightning Lanes Explained

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What Is Disney Genie? Disney Genie And Lightning Lanes Explained

What is Genie, Genie+ and Lightning Lanes? We explain how the new Fastpass+ replacement services Genie, Genie+ and Lightning Lane works at Walt Disney World.


Disney Genie is a new service coming to the My Disney Experience app for Walt Disney World. There are three main components to this new service, which we will go through in this article.

Part 1: Disney Genie


Disney Genie - built into the My Disney Experience app - is a new complementary service that aims to reduce time spent waiting in line so more time can be spent enjoying park amenities. Disney Genie takes the guesswork out of "what's next" - based on what you've told it you like to do - and offers suggestions throughout the day based on what's happening in the parks. For example, it will suggest attractions at particular times when the wait time is below average.

This service is free and is bundled inside the My Disney Experience app. You can use the itinerary this service produces for you each day, or you can continue to explore the parks on your own.

Part 2: Disney Genie+ And Lightning Lanes


Select attractions will have a "Lightning Lane" (previously Fastpass+ queue). To access the Lightning Lane for the majority of attractions will require Genie+.

For the price of $15 per guest, per day, you can upgrade to Genie+ which gives you access to the attraction's "Lightning Lanes" (one booking at a time). Starting at midnight on a new day, you pay the $15 fee, and then starting at 7am if you're a Walt Disney World resort guest, or when the park opens if you're not, you can choose a time book your first attraction. When that time comes, you enter the attraction through the Lightning Lane. When you've finished, you can go back on the app to book your next attraction. You can continue to do this all day. If you're going to park hop that day, Genie+ will still be active in the park you're park hopping to. It works just like the old paper Fastpass system did, but now it's digital.

The attractions that are part of the Genie+ service include Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Haunted Mansion, and Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run. There are over 40 attractions in total, but not all of the Walt Disney World attractions are included. The more popular rides - think Rise Of The Resistance - will be individually priced.

Part 3: Individual Attraction Selections Via Lightning Lane


The more popular attractions at Walt Disney World still have Lightning Lanes, but won't be accessed through Genie+. The Lightning Lane of these attractions - think Rise Of The Resistance, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure - will be individually priced (to be determined). Each guest will be able to purchase access to the Lightning Lane to the most popular attractions just twice a day. You do not need to pay $15 for Genie+ to individually pay for Lightning Lane access to these popular attractions.



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This article was posted on 22-Aug-2021

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