Disney Genie Services for Disney Parks Planning

Disney Genie launched at Walt Disney World on October 19!

Planning for a Disney Parks trip can be a complicated process that doesn’t leave a lot of room for spontaneity. But Disney’s new 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.

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Disney Genie & My Disney Experience/Disneyland App

Disney Genie will be a new 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; when Disney Genie launches in fall 2021, update your My Disney Experience or Disneyland Resort apps to use Disney Genie.

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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.
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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.

Disney Genie+

Disney Genie+ will replace FastPass+ at Walt Disney World and MaxPass at Disneyland Resort. Disney Genie+ will allow 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+ will allow users to select one attraction at a time to book for the Lightning Lane. Attractions will, of course, be subject to availability, as will the Lightning Lane passes. Disney Genie+ selections will all be made day-of — no advance planning required. All users can make their first Genie+ selection starting at 7AM on the day-of use.

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+ will also include 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+ will cost $15 per day, per ticket at Walt Disney World. The service will cost $20 per day, per ticket at Disneyland Resort.

Note: If a guest purchases Genie+ as part of a vacation package, their Genie+ access will be for their entire length of stay. If a guest chooses to purchase Genie+ on the day of use, it will be a single day purchase. Day-of purchases will be available starting at midnight on that day.

At Walt Disney World, over 40 attractions will be available for Disney Genie+ reservations. At Disneyland Resort, over 15 attractions will be included in Genie+.

Walt Disney World Genie+ Attractions

Magic Kingdom

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Haunted Mansion
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Splash 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

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

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • 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 – Returning December 19, 2021
  • 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

  • Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King
  • DINOSAUR
  • Feathered Friends in Flight!
  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug!
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Naʻvi River Journey
  • The Animation Experience

Disneyland Resort Disney Genie+ Attractions:

Disneyland Park

  • 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
  • Splash Mountain
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

Disney California Adventure Park

  • 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

Individual Lightning Lane Attraction Selections

The second for-purchase add-on will be Individual Lightning Lane Attraction Selections. This option will allow 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

These popular attractions will not be available in Disney Genie+, so if the most popular rides are on your must-do list, you may want to consider this add-on. Individual Lightning Lane Attraction Selections will vary in price depending on the date, attraction, and Park. Disney provided the following as an illustration of pricing:

  • On October 19, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure will be $9 per person.
  • On October, 23, the same ride will be $11 per person.
  • On October 19 and 23, Rise of the Resistance will be $15 per person.
  • On October 19 and 23, Expedition Everest will be $7 per person.

These sample prices show the popularity of certain attractions and the date on which a guests wants to experience them can make a difference of several dollars.

Individual Lightning Lane Attraction Selections:

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (Walt Disney World)
  • Space Mountain (Walt Disney World)
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure (Walt Disney World)
  • Frozen Ever After (Walt Disney World)
  • Avatar: Flight of Passage (Walt Disney World)
  • Expedition Everest (Walt Disney World)
  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway (Walt Disney World)
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (Walt Disney World and Disneyland)
  • Radiator Springs Racers (Disneyland)
  • WEBSLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure (Disneyland)
Lightning Lane Entrance

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

Disney also announced that the Disability Access Service (DAS) will 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.

Disney Genie Timeline

Disney says Disney Genie will leave its lamp(and appear in My Disney Experience) in fall 2021. We will continue to update the information provided here as well as to let you know how Disney Genie affects planning when it launches.

Disney Genie Services for Disney Parks Planning