There’s a brand new personalizable planning feature coming to Disney World and Disneyland soon!
Back in 2019, Disney announced that they would be introducing a new feature on the My Disney Experience app called Disney Genie that will make it easy to customize your plans for your day in the parks. The feature is set to launch this fall and will include TWO new ways to skip the lines at attractions now that FastPass, FastPass+, and MaxPass are retired. Here’s how it’s going to work!
For each day of their trip, guests will be able to purchase Disney Genie+ and individual attraction selections, which will give them access to new Lightning Lanes at select rides throughout the parks. And, each option will include different attractions.
When it comes to Disney Genie+, guests at Disney World will be able to purchase access to over 40 attractions throughout all four theme parks for an additional $15 per guest, per day. And, at Disneyland, Disney Genie+ will include access to Lightning Lanes at over 15 attractions for the cost of $20 per guest, per day.
Disney Genie+ is available to be purchased in advance of your vacation, but all guests won’t be able to make your first attraction selection until 7AM on the day of your visit. And, after you use your first selection that day, you’ll then be able to select one after the other throughout the entire day — just keep in mind that selections can only be made one at a time and must be used before selecting the next.
Attractions set to be featured as part of Disney Genie+ both at Disney World and Disneyland include Haunted Mansion, Big Thunder Mountain, and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.
Individual attraction selections will also be available to guests on the day of their visit (regardless of whether they purchase Disney Genie+) and pricing will vary based on date, attraction, park.
And, what makes this option different is that it will include access to a maximum of two Lightning Lanes at attractions that are NOT part of Disney Genie+.
So, for example, guests who do not secure a virtual boarding group on Rise of the Resistance, WEB Slinger: A Spider-Man Adventure, or Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure (once it is open), will be able to purchase a spot in the line instead of through the Individual Attraction Selections.
But, unlike Disney Genie+, all guests can begin making Individual Attraction Selections once the park opens, and only guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resorts, the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin, or Shades of Green will be able to make the selections at 7AM on the day of the visit. Just keep in mind that you can only book two Individual Attraction Selections per day.
And, if you’re planning on doing some park hopping (which currently begins after 2PM in Disney World and 1PM in Disneyland), you will still be able to use both Disney Genie+ and the Individual Attraction Selections at any theme park. So, you can start your day in Magic Kingdom and book a Lightning Lane at EPCOT before you’ve even made your way over!
Of course, we’ll continue to keep an eye out for more information on Disney Genie and the new opportunities to skip attraction lines at the parks, so be sure to stay tuned to AllEars for more!
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