Disney Genie+ Will Only Allow You on Each Ride ONCE

Last month, Disney announced that they would be suspending FastPass+ and replacing it with two brand new paid options for skipping the lines at attractions across all four parks.

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These new options are known as Disney Genie+ and Individual Attraction Selections and, while we don’t know exactly when these will roll out this fall in Disney World, we have been able to preview many of the new features (including some that are free!). And, now we’ve got an update on exactly how Disney Genie+ will work!

Before we dive into the details, let’s first go over what exactly Disney Genie+ is. This new feature will be offered at both Disney World and Disneyland and will allow guests to “skip the line” at many attractions throughout the parks for $15 per person, per day at Disney World, and $20 per person, per day at Disneyland.

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Once available, guests who purchase Disney Genie+ will be able to select a 1-hour Lightning Lane (aka the old FastPass+ lane) return time at attractions, one ride at a time. So, you’ll pick your first ride, go on it, and then be able to select your next one, and so on.

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So far, we know that Disney Genie+ is set to include over 40+ attractions at Disney World like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Haunted Mansion, “it’s a small world,” and Jungle Cruise.

Plus, you’ll even be able to park hop with it, meaning that you can skip the line at included attractions no matter where you’re headed that day.

Lightning Lane at Jungle Cruise

Now, there will be some attractions that are NOT included in Disney Genie+, but you’ll still be able to reserve a Lightning Lane return time through the Individual Attraction Selection service. This will include attractions that are considered “more popular” (or “fancy” as we like to say) and will be a separate cost for guests that will vary based on date, attraction, park.

Just keep in mind that each guest can only purchase two Individual Attraction Selections per day (NOT per park).

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will be an Individual Attraction Selection option

So, we’ve covered the basics — now, let’s dive into what we’ve learned about re-riding attractions with Disney Genie+. Previously, Disney hadn’t shared much information about whether guests who purchase Genie+ could select multiple Lightning Lane return times at the same attraction throughout the day.

But, during a special preview event today, a Cast Member shared with us guests will NOT be able to re-ride attractions with Genie+. 

Mad Tea Party Lightning Lane

This means that guests using Disney Genie+ will only be able to “skip that line” at each attraction once per day. Of course, you can still re-ride attractions, you’ll just need to hop into the standby line instead for the second (or third) go around.

Dinosaur Lightning Lane

Keep in mind that this is what Disney shared with us today and things certainly could still change before Genie+ officially rolls out in the parks.

Of course, we’ll continue to keep an eye out for more updates on the new service (including an official launch date this fall), so be sure to stay tuned to AllEars for the latest!

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Disclosure: We were invited by Walt Disney World to attend a preview of Disney Genie. This did not affect our reporting of the event — our opinions are our own.

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22 Replies to “Disney Genie+ Will Only Allow You on Each Ride ONCE”

  1. I have posted previous comments about their greed and unpleasantness – I agree with the majority of commenters below. This is absurd. Price hikes, Amazon listening, or watching in every room, Magic Bands to monitor your movement, and now limits under the guise of “guidance” for my vacation. No, thank you. A far, far cry from the Disney of old.

  2. It seems like the only thing the Genie+ program will do is make your money disappear. I hope they rethink this and mirror the Maxpass.Otherwise, it seems like a waste.

  3. How will this work for guests from the UK who typically stay between 2-3 weeks with a 14/21 day entry ticket? Will Genie+ have to be paid before arrival into the US. Can we choose to buy adhoc days rather than for every day? Be good to get more information on this. Thank you for keeping us updated.

  4. it seems like it is going back to the E ticket days. you got so many of each tickets. you decided which ones to ride but you couldn’t hog all the seats on one ride over and over. if you want everyone to be able to ride an attraction, you need to limit each person’s ability. I guess you can tell my age by my comment.

  5. I truly hope Disney already had a target customer base in mind when they changed all this to garbage. What was once “magical” has become nothing more than a commercial money-grab. Our last DVC vacation will be at the end of this month. Then we will be selling our timeshare. It served us well for the past 10 years before Disney went pure greed…we’ll even make money off of it which is the only silver lining at this point. Very sad.

  6. I’m confused about the 2 rides per day not per park. Is that for All of the rides? Or just for the ones not included in the Genie +? Rise of the Resistance etc? This is SO sad!! I’ve heard SO many people that are not going back to Disney unless they make changes back to the Magic that Walt intended. I deeply love Disney. I know I’ll go back next year but I am praying they’ll see the light before I come back. Otherwise I might only come over for a day while I’m at Universal.

  7. What a joke, making it a one time per ride is ridiculous. At least with the old fast pass and fast pass+ yu could choose to re-ride if there was something available. And Now we have to pay for a one time use? I see where this is heading, other parks have a one time per ride and an unlimited version of their fast lanes, and they always cost more. It will start out cheap and eventually will become more and more expensive. Better off saving my money if I only get one shot at each ride anyways.

  8. What if we doing child swap? Gen can we use that Disney genie+ ride twice since we want the other parent to ride too?

  9. One ride at a time is just like the old FastPass. Sure, you could pick 3 rides, but not within the same 2 hour window. But how can anyone really comment on Genie + or Genie no plus since we haven’t seen how it works? But an app to avoid hours waiting in line and spreading the crowd out seems like a good idea. I hope it works.

  10. Disney does not understand kids . Kids are obsessed with rides they like and want to ride them over and over. The old Fastpass system allowed to rebook a Fastpass while in line so we could ride the ride multiple times in a row this new system seems so much more limited.

  11. I was on the fence about using genie+ but only allowing you to use it once per ride is just crazy talk! That news has pushed me away from using it!

    1. Agreed. Knowing that not everyone in the parks will be using it (especially AP holders, many of whom were experts with getting the most out of FP+ but are unlikely to pay for Genie+ on every trip) and now knowing that you can’t get rerides using it, it’s looking like we will be unlikely to utilize it on our next trip.

  12. That’s cool with our family. Sometimes you can jump on late or early for an extra ride depending on your schedule but once on the app seems fair.

  13. For the first time in over 25 years, our family will not purchase Platinum Annual Passes. In the past year Disney has systematically taken away every advantage to having Annual Pass- charging fee for what was free, not able to parkhop when and where it was convenient for us, fired over 32,000 cast workers including all live entertainment, no parades, no meet and greet , no hotel free parking, no trams in parking lots, yet they have increased prices for annual pass, dining while giving guests less and less. Walt would be truly ashamed of what they have done to Disney.

    1. I wish more people would do what you’re doing and protest with their pocketbook instead of making excuses for Disney because they can’t bear to say anything negative against them. You nailed it on the head about their greed. I’m a 25 year visitor as well and I don’t care to go back either. It’s not magical anymore so why pay for that magic that is missing?

    2. We are in a similar boat. We were at WDW in ’71 and every year since. Our WDW experiences got better & better. In recent years, we were annual pass holder. Knowing how Disney used to truly treat us as guests makes these changes sad. We have no plans to return.

  14. Genie+ doesn’t seem to improve a customer’s experience. Due to it’s low price, I expect that many will try it once. I would be surprised if many buy it a second time.

    1. Except it’s not really a low price, is it? I initially thought it didn’t seem so bad – “only” $15. But my family of 4, over 4 days, and suddenly I’m tacking on another $240 to my trip just to get onto rides a little faster when I’m already paying over $100 per person just to get in the park, and $400+ a night on a resort. Plus another $7-15 per person, per ride for the most popular rides if we don’t want to wait in what will likely be the very longest lines.