BREAKING: Launch DATE Announced For Disney Genie+

Earlier this year, Disney announced that they would be introducing a brand new planning feature in the My Disney Experience app called Disney Genie that includes both free and paid-for services (which are replacing FastPass+ in Disney World).


We’ve been answering all your questions about Disney Genie, breaking down the free v. the paid service, and giving you a look at the biggest features. And, now we finally know when the feature will make its way to Disney World!

Today, Disney announced that Disney Genie will be debuting in Walt Disney World on October 19th, 2021. And, all you’ll need to access it is the My Disney Experience app installed on your phone!


So, what exactly will you be able to do in the app beginning October 19th? Well, there will be a new tab in the app called “My Genie Plans” and this is where you’ll be able to find all THREE new services.


The FREE service is called Disney Genie and it is a one-stop shop for dining reservations, mobile ordering, viewing attraction wait times, and really planning your entire day in the parks.


The feature is filled with new planning tools that are meant to help you maximize your time in the parks, taking the least amount of steps and tackling everything that you want to do. And, much like Google Maps or Waze, it will automatically update your plans throughout the day based on what rides you go on, where you eat, and what the weather is like.

My Genie Plans Suggestions

The feature will also include TWO new PAID for services that are replacing FastPass+ called Disney Genie+ and Individual Attraction Selection.


Disney Genie+ will include access to new Lightning Lanes (aka old FastPass lanes) at 45 different attractions throughout all four Disney Parks. It will cost $15 per person, per day, and once purchased, guests will be able to select a 1-hour return time to one attraction at a time (unless the return time is more than 2-hours away).

Mad Tea Party Lightning Lane

And, for the highly popular attractions (or “fancy” rides as we like to call them), guests will need to purchase access to the Lightning Lanes through Individual Attraction Selection. These rides will be a separate cost from Disney Genie+ and pricing will vary based on date, time, and attraction

Just keep in mind that guests will only be able to purchase up to two Individual Attraction Selections per day and will NOT need to have purchased Disney Genie+ to take advantage.

Lightning Lane at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Disney has not yet shared when Genie will debut in Disneyland, but we’ll be on the lookout for more updates. And, as the official launch date approaches in Disney World, we’ll be sharing more and more information about the new features and how to take advantage of them to have the best day in the parks, so be sure to stay tuned to AllEars for the latest!

We asked our readers if they would pay for Disney Genie — here’s what they said!

Will you be using free or paid Disney Genie? Let us know in the comments below!

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5 Replies to “BREAKING: Launch DATE Announced For Disney Genie+”

  1. I am so sickened by this new Genie +. The tickets to get into Disney are already extortionate. We are lucky in a way we only have one child but any more than that you are looking at for a family of four, $600 minimum for a 10 day holiday plus extra for ‘special rides’! This doesn’t even guarantee you a ride on your favourite attraction. This is daylight robbery and making Disney World only available for the elite. Also you want to get away from your phones on holiday. Bring back fast passes!

  2. I think Disney is getting way out of line with all of this! As a DVC member since 2003 this is absolutely ridiculous!! They are making it way to complicated and charging way too much. It is already costing us $2,000.00 for 2 annual passes and we are senior citizens- no discount. I don’t see how the younger generations are going to afford spending time at Disney.

  3. For those who are first time visitors, please be aware that “Skip the Lines” doesn’t literally mean you get to walk right on. The old Fast Pass lines were quite often quite a wait. They were almost always much shorter than the regular “stand by” lines, but they were rarely “walk right on”. Disney should be forced to label the basic park entry tickets as “Stand By” tickets to more accurately indicate exactly what the customer is actually paying for, which is simply the ability to “stand by” and wait until those willing to pay extra to ride have been given special treatment. I guess a simple analogy would be the Titanic. The wealthy who paid extra were given first dibs at a life boat while those who simply bought a ticket to ride were in a “stand by” line hoping to get a ride on a life boat. We all know how that story ended.

  4. A question I haven’t seen answered: Children under 3 have no ticket or park reservation. I assume they don’t have to have a separate payment for Lightning Lane access, either under the daily fee or the per ride fee–as long as their parent has a Lightning Lane reservation, they can use it?

    And can you use that to get multiple Lightning Lane rides in a row for a child? For example: My wife and I both get Lightning Lane passes for Tomorrowland Speedway. Can I use my Lightning Lane pass to ride with my 2-year-old, and then my wife uses her Lightning Lane pass to ride with him a second time?