UPDATE: Disney recently announced that these 5 attractions will continue to be included with Genie+. Learn more about the change here.
Disney Genie+ has gone through change after change since it first debuted in the parks!
The rules have been updated, attractions have been added to the list, and we’ve seen rides hop from Individual Lightning Lane to regular Lightning Lane and back again. Even more changes are coming to Genie+ soon, and we’re telling you which rides are being affected.
Disney Genie+ includes over 40 different rides across the Disney World parks, but not all attractions are created equally. Standby lines at more popular attractions can be skipped via Individual Lightning Lanes, which can be done for an individual fee instead of the $15 per person, per day flat fee with regular Genie+.
This can be an excellent time-saver, especially if you’re an attraction aficionado who just can’t go home until they’ve gone on alllllll the rides. To purchase Genie+, just head to the My Disney Experience app on the date of your visit and poof! Your reservations will be linked to your account.
After that, you’ll be able to make Lightning Lane reservations one at a time — specially reserved windows of time for you to head to the ride and bypass a majority of the standby line. You can make your next reservation when 1) you’ve tapped into your first Genie Plus attraction -OR- 120 minutes have passed since you’ve made your last reservation (the two-hour countdown starts at park OPEN if you made your first selection at 7AM).
Individual Lightning Lane attractions work a little bit differently, in that you’ll be able to choose a return time that works for you depending on availability.
Each guest will be limited to making up to two Individual Attraction Selections per day and they can be purchased as early as 7AM for Disney World Resort hotel guests or as soon as you enter the park as a day guest on the day of your visit.
Quite a few of these popular attractions — 5 to be exact — were temporarily made available via the regular Genie+ Lightning Lanes, but that’s all about to change.
Starting August 8th, 2022 Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Frozen Ever After, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Space Mountain, and Expedition Everest will return to being Individual Lightning Lane attractions. This means that you’ll have to pay the individual fee to skip the standby lines at each of these attractions. The fee will vary based upon attraction and surge pricing, but we typically see each attraction in the $7-$15 range.
Keep in mind that Genie+ will work with Park Hopping as well. In the app, you can book Lightning Lane times for other parks and view availability throughout the day. You can even let the free Genie tool know that you’re hopping so it can continue making suggestions.
Genie+ has been updated so many times since it first launched in Disney World, it can be hard to keep track of all the changes. If you want to see which attractions are included with Genie+, you can check out our list here. The Individual Lightning Lane attractions can be found here. It’s possible that Disney will continue to make different rides available with each service at different times depending on availability, but we’ll be updating you if that happens.
Disney hasn’t shared any additional plans to change or update Genie+ or Individual Lightning Lane attractions anytime soon, but we’ll keep an eye out for updates!
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