Disney Genie Services for Disney Parks Planning

Updated on June 25th, 2024

Disney Genie launched at Walt Disney World on October 19th, 2021 and Disneyland on December 8th, 2021

Planning for a Disney Parks trip can be a complicated process that doesn’t leave a lot of room for spontaneity. But Disney’s planning service, Disney Genie, and its for-purchase add-on Disney Genie+, promises to simplify your planning and let you seize the moment at the same time.


Disney Genie & My Disney Experience/Disneyland App

Disney Genie is a service offered within the popular My Disney Experience app at Walt Disney World and the Disneyland app at Disneyland Resort. No need to download a second application.


Disney Genie Features

Disney promises several useful features within the Disney Genie service. Disney Genie will:

  • create a personalized itinerary based on your interests within the Parks and Resorts.
  • update your personal itinerary throughout the day.
  • allow you to create a personalized “tip board” that will do things like show you current and predicted wait times to help you navigate the Parks and save time.
  • include the option to join Virtual Queues.
  • allow users to Mobile Order through the service.
  • allow users to make Advance Dining and experience reservations through the service.
  • provide help from a Virtual Assistant.

Have questions about Disney Genie, Disney Genie+, and Individual Lighting Lane Attractions? See our FAQs here!

Disney Genie For-Purchase Add-Ons

Disney Genie+ and Individual Attraction Selections are two for-purchase add-ons guests can opt to buy to save even more time in the Parks.

Genie+ to Lightning Lane Multi Pass

Genie+ is out, Lightning Lane Multi Pass is here!

We wanted you to know that on July 24th Genie+ is going away! Disney's new skip-the-line service, Lightning Lane Multi Pass, is very similar to what Genie+ offered PLUS the added bonus of booking Lightning Lanes before your trip! Check out our full guide to Disney's Lightning Lane Multi Pass >>

Disney Genie+

Disney Genie+ replaced FastPass+ at Walt Disney World and MaxPass at Disneyland Resort. Disney Genie+ allows users to access Lightning Lanes (essentially a new version of a FastPass+ or MaxPass queue) by choosing the next available time to arrive at relevant rides and attractions.

FastPass+ queues will become Lightning Lanes

Disney Genie+ allows users to select one attraction at a time to book for the Lightning Lane. Attractions are subject to availability, as will the Lightning Lane passes. Disney Genie+ selections are available day-of. All users can make their first Genie+ selection starting at 7AM on the day-of use.

Guests can either buy a single-park Genie+ option or a multi-park option. Both of these offerings will be subject to availability, and prices will vary. This means that prices could be lower at one park than at another. For example, you might pay $27 at Magic Kingdom on a particular day, but Genie+ could be $18 at Animal Kingdom that day if there’s lower demand.

TIP: If you make a Disney Genie+ selection that is 2+ hours away from the time it’s made, you will have to wait two hours to make another Genie+ selection even if your window between the two selections is greater than two hours. This applies to selections made at 7AM for later-in-the-day as well, but you’ll wait two hours after PARK OPENING before you can make a usable Genie+ selection for the morning.

For example, if you make a Genie+ selection for Slinky Dog Dash at 7AM and your return time is 3PM, you will need to wait until two hours AFTER PARK OPENING to make a second Genie+ selection. That means the earliest you can make a second Genie+ selection is 11AM if the Park opens at 9AM.

11AM onward you should be able to make your one-at-a-time Genie+ selections as usual.

Disney Genie+ also includes the following features:

  • Disney Parks-themed audio experiences called Audio Tales
  • Disney PhotoPass Lenses
    • Augmented Reality (AR) lenses to add effects to your PhotoPass images (Walt Disney World only)
    • AR to include a selfie with the pink cake Cinderella Castle from 1996
  • PhotoPass downloads (Disneyland Resort only)

Disney Genie+ costs start at $15 per day, per ticket at Walt Disney World (and as of June 8th, 2022, can only be done day-of, subject to availability).  We’ve seen the prices rise to $35 per day during the busier seasons. When you open the app to make the purchase, you’ll see the price for the day. If you know you’re traveling during a popular time of the year, plan to spend more on this service.

The service starts at $25 and up per day, per ticket at Disneyland Resort. As of October 11th, Disney instituted flexible Genie+ pricing that causes the price to vary from day to day, with peak times costing more.

At Walt Disney World, 60 attractions are available for Disney Genie+ reservations. At Disneyland Resort, over 15 attractions are included in Genie+.

Multi-Pass/Single Pass Lightning Lanes

On June 25, 2024, Disney announced an update for Genie+ that allows guests to select their Lightning Lane experiences prior to their arrival.

So, Walt Disney World is shaking things up with their Genie+ service and Individual Lightning Lane entry. They’re rolling out some fresh changes to help you plan ahead like a pro.

First up, they’re swapping in some snazzier, more straightforward names. Starting July 24, 2024, Disney Genie+ will transform into the Lightning Lane Multi-Pass, and Individual Lightning Lane will strut its stuff as the Lightning Lane Single Pass.

These updates are bringing some sweet perks for guests:

  • You can now set up your Lightning Lane plans before you even set foot in the park, giving you that extra sprinkle of pixie dust confidence.
  • Scope out and lock in your experiences and return times before you buy, so you know exactly what magic you’re signing up for.
  • And the cherry on top: you can book your Lightning Lane attraction selections for multiple days of your vacay all in one go.

Lightning Lane Multi Pass

With the Lightning Lane Multi Pass, you get to play the planning wizard. Before you even hit the park, you can snag up to three Lightning Lane selections per theme park. Plus, you get to pick your preferred times while you’re at it.

Then, on the big day, after you’ve breezed through one selection, just hop on the My Disney Experience app to see what other magical opportunities are up for grabs.

Lightning Lane Single Pass

The Lightning Lane Single Pass is keeping it classic but with a sprinkle of pre-planning pixie dust. You’ll still lock in a time for one of the hottest attractions, but now you can do it ahead of time. So, you can kick back knowing your spot is secured for some high-demand Disney fun.


How to Plan Ahead With Lightning Lanes

Here’s what you need to know for planning ahead:

  • Resort Guests: If you’re staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you can start planning your Lightning Lane passes up to 7 days in advance, covering your entire stay (up to 14 days).
  • All Other Guests: You can plan your passes up to 3 days in advance.

This advance purchase window gives you the luxury of securing your must-do rides and experiences after sorting out your Advance Dining Reservations and any other plans.

You can go all-in with a Lightning Lane Multi Pass, snag a Lightning Lane Single Pass, or be a true Disney aficionado and get both. The My Disney Experience app will get a facelift to streamline purchasing and planning, letting you buy both types of passes in one fell swoop.

These new Lightning Lane passes will merge the best features of the current Genie services and the beloved FastPass+ service. This means more choices for planning ahead and less hassle during your magical vacation.

Walt Disney World Genie+ Attractions

Magic Kingdom (23 attractions)

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Haunted Mansion
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Meet Ariel at Her Grotto
  • Meet Cinderella and  Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Meet Mickey at Town Square Theater
  • Meet Princess Tiana and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Space Mountain
  • The Barnstormer
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid

EPCOT (12 attractions)

  • Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Frozen Ever After
  • Journey into Imagination with Figment
  • Living with the Land
  • Mission: SPACE – Green
  • Mission: SPACE – Orange
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
  • Soarin’
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

Disney’s Hollywood Studios (14 attractions)

  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along
  • Disney Jr. Dance Party
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
  • Meet Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight
  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Star Tours
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Toy Story Mania!

Animal Kingdom (11 attractions)

  • Animation Experience at Conservation Station
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
  • Feathered Friends in Flight!
  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!
  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug!
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurer’s Outpost
  • Naʻvi River Journey

Disneyland Resort Disney Genie+ Attractions:

Disney California Adventure (8 attractions)

    • Goofy’s Sky School
    • Grizzly River Run
    • Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
    • Incredicoaster
    • Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!
    • Soarin’ Around the World
    • Toy Story Midway Mania
    • WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure

Disneyland Park (11 attractions)

    • Autopia
    • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
    • Haunted Mansion
    • Indiana Jones Adventure
    • “it’s a small world”
    • Matterhorn Bobsleds
    • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
    • Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
    • Space Mountain
    • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

Stay tuned to AllEars as we unravel more details of this new “skip the line” system closer to its release.

Individual Lightning Lane Attraction Selections

Will still be available for guests to utilize until the new Multi-Pass/Single Pass Lightning Lane features go into effect on July 24th, 2024.

This for-purchase add-on are Individual Lightning Lane Attraction Selections. This option allows users to make advance selections for Lightning Lane rides and attractions. Users will schedule a time to arrive for up to two popular attractions per day.

Lightning Lane at Jungle Cruise

The timing for when a user can make a first Individual Attraction Selection for the day varies depending on which property they’re visiting and whether they’re in a participating Resort hotel.

  • At Disneyland Resort, Individual Attraction Selection users must be in the Park before they can make their first reservation.
  • At Walt Disney World, select Resort guests (Disney Resorts, Swan & Dolphin, and Shades of Green) can make their first reservation at 7AM (they do not need to be in a Park). All other users will have to wait until Park opening to make their first Individual Lightning Lane Attraction Selections.

Lightning Lane Logistics

For both Disney Genie+ and Individual Attraction Selections, Lightning Lane reservations will be same-day. They can be used across theme parks — important if you’re Park Hopping.

Park Hopping Information

Even with the advent of Lightning Lanes, attractions will retain Standby lines and (where applicable) Boarding Passes/Virtual Queues.

Note that Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane Attraction Selections may be scheduled in the same return window. Carefully consider whether you’ll have time to experience both attractions before selecting return times that are close together.

Still not sure how Disney Genie, Disney Genie+, and Individual Lightning Lane Attractions work? We’re answering your FAQs here!

Disability Access Service & Disney Genie

Guest that use Disability Access Service (DAS) have an enhanced option in Disney Genie. This will be in addition to the in-person DAS if guests prefer to use the in-person procedures.

Disability Access Service Card

Enhanced options for DAS include the ability to enroll in the program before you arrive in the Parks and the ability to select attractions for DAS in the app.