In 2021, Disney World introduced Disney Genie+, a new type of way to skip the standby lines at certain attractions throughout the parks.
We’ve been putting this FastPass replacement to the test since it was first rolled out, and we’ve successfully been able to ride every single Genie+ attraction in one day in not one, but TWO parks — Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. But, we wanted to know what YOUR experience has been like using Genie+ — so we asked our readers for some help!
We asked AllEars readers on our Facebook page, “How many Lightning Lanes have YOU been able to get in WDW?” Let’s see what you had to say!
Answers started rolling in quickly, as readers wanted to share their experience using Disney Genie+. Some pointed out that you can average more Lightning Lanes per day if you start planning your afternoon rides early in the morning, and are able to hold multiple bookings at once, like Peter who replied, “I averaged about 5-6. If you start planning your afternoon/evening during the morning using the 2 hour rule, you can have quite a few at once.”
Additionally, it may just depend on the park you’re in. Readers were able to book more Lightning Lanes in Magic Kingdom than any other park, but Magic Kingdom also has more Disney Genie+ attractions than any other park. Reader Elise was able to book 10 Lightning Lane rides in Magic Kingdom, but only 4 in both Hollywood Studios and EPCOT, and Heather was able to do 5 Lightning Lanes in Magic Kingdom with a group of 13 people!
One reader, Shawn, shared that they only had to wait in standby lines once during their entire 6 days in the parks, and went on to say, “Rather [than] spending all our time in lines, we were able to spend all that time on rides!”
Even during peak season in Disney World, readers are able to ride more than Disney’s stated average of 2-3 rides per day, like Laura who shared, “We went during peak Spring Break time, and got about 3-4 at each park, except HS, where we got like 2.”
It seems like our readers have had overall success with Genie+ and booking Lightning Lane attractions, but it can really depend on how much work you’re willing to do to book them! Readers had the best luck when they refreshed the app regularly to check for new time slots as park guests will cancel reservations on occasion.
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