On Wednesday, August 18th Disney announced details for a new service that was first brought up at D23 several years back. Genie and Genie+. A new complimentary service that acts as a virtual assistant and vacation planner at the tip of your fingers. This service also serves as a replacement for Fastpass+.
The service will be launching October 19th at Walt Disney World. Disneyland has yet to receive an official launch date. There is a lot to unpack with this service. Let’s jump right in.
Three New Services
There are actually three new separate services rolling out. All three services will be added to the existing My Disney Experience app. Disney Park guests have the option to use any combo of these offerings or they can use none of the options. Let’s break it down.
Genie Service – This option is available to everyone and it is a free service. The service takes attraction, dining, experience and character preferences and it creates individualized itineraries to help guide the day. This option will save time when planning your day, it will offer options for what is available now and later in the day and it will provide tips to help guide you through your day. This service is available across all Disney theme parks.
Genie+ Service – Genie+ will be replace one part of the FastPass+ system. Unlike FastPass+ Genie+ is a paid service. Walt Disney World will cost $15 per person, per ticket day and Disneyland will be $20 per person, per ticket day. Genie+ can select a Lightning Lane access window for many popular attractions across the parks. Guests will be able to have one pass at a time with no limit to how many options you can use throughout the day on different attractions. BUT! guests are limited to one Lightning Lane per attraction. Selections can be made at 7:00 am EST on the day of your park visit. You can also make them across multiple parks throughout the day it is not limited to one park. If you’ve ever used MaxPass in Disneyland, it is very similar to that service with the exception of the one option per attraction.
Individual Attraction Selections – Through this system guests are able to add additional a la carte Lightning Lane selections. Each of these selections are an additional cost that is separate from cost from Genie+. The prices for these attractions vary by attraction, date and park and varies between $7 to $15 per person per ride. Guests can purchase two of these each day and only one per attraction. These attractions only include the most popular attractions at Disney Parks including Rise of the Resistance, Web Slingers, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Radiator Springs Racers. Guests do not have to purchase Genie+ in order to purchase the Individual Attraction Selections but guests can utilize both in one day should they desire to do so. Selections can be made at 7:00 am EST for Disney resort guests and at park opening for all other guests.
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Individual Attraction Selections
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Space Mountain
- Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
- Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
- Frozen Ever After
- Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
- Avatar Flight of Passage
- Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
- 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
- Alien Swirling Saucers
- Beauty & The Beast Live on Stage
- 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!
- Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
- Journey into Imagination with Figment
- Living with the Land
- Mission: SPACE – Green
- Mission: SPACE – Orange
- Spaceship Earth
- Test Track
- The Seas with Nemo & Friends
- Turtle Talk with Crush
- Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King
- Feathered Friends in Flight!
- It’s Tough to Be a Bug!
- Kali River Rapids
- Kilimanjaro Safaris
- Naʻvi River Journey
- The Animation Experience
Do Resort Guests Get Additional perks with the service?
Only one. Disney Resort Guests can access Individual Attraction Selections starting at 7 am while other guests can access those at park opening.
Will there still be a Stand-by or virtual queue?
Yep! Guests do not have to use this service and stand-by queues will still be in use. Some attractions may still have a virtual queue with boarding groups as well.
Is anything else included with Genie+?
Nothing spectacular. Genie+ includes park-themed audio experiences and photo features. For Disneyland, guests will have unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads for your day. For Walt Disney World, guests will have augmented reality lenses that you can use throughout the park.
Can you add Genie+ to existing reservations?
Yes! You will be able to add this online or at guest services You can also add Genie+ the day of our visit or to only a portion of your trip. Individual Attraction Selections can not be made in advance. Those are purchased on the same day. All Lightning Lane Selections whether Genie+ or Individual Attraction Selections will be made on the day of your visit.
When can I add Genie+ for my trip?
Disney Genie+ can be purchased prior to your vacation or on the day of your trip to Disney World. But! Selections can only be made starting at 7 am day of.
Are there discounts for AP, DVC or Florida Resident?
Not at this time.
What about Rider Swap?
Disney has yet to share details on whether rider swap will be available with Disney Genie+.
Is Genie+ and the Individual Attraction Selections required for each person in your group?
If there is a person who doesn’t want to utilize the service they do not have to be added but in order for that person to access Lightening Lane they will need to be added. You can’t just purchase Genie+ or Individual Attraction Selections for one or a couple people in your party and expect everyone to be able to take advantage of the service.
Can these services be added to your Annual Pass?
Not at this time. Guests will need to purchase Genie+ for each day that you access the parks if you wish to use the expedited Lightning Lane service.
Can Genie+ be added to only certain days of a trip?
If you purchase Disney Genie+ as part of your tickets or your vacation package ahead of a visit thent he service will need to purchase it for the length of the stay. However, when purchased on the day of the visit, guests can add Disney Genie+ for any single day.
This is still an evolving story. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.