In the midst of all the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary excitement, comes more exciting news. To the great anticipation of Disney fans the world over: Disney Genie Launches October 19!
Available for all guests right in the My Disney Experience app, the complimentary Disney Genie service offers new features that let guests create their best Disney day. These features include a personalized itinerary creator that effortlessly and smartly maps out an entire day inspired by the things guests say they love – helping them make the most of their park time so they can have more fun.
Similar to a navigation app on a phone, Disney Genie continues to update the guest’s itinerary from morning to night as the day changes, so they can stay spontaneous and go with the flow – whether guests need a nap, encounter an unexpected rain shower or want to take a detour for a Mickey ice cream bar.
Disney Genie Plus and Lightning Lane
With this launch, Disney also introduces the Lightning Lane entrance. Available for purchase through a Disney Genie+ add-on at more than 40 attractions – or individually “a la carte” at some of the most highly demanded attractions – the Lightning Lane entrance can save guests time waiting in line. Attractions DO still continue to offer a standby queue, or from time to time, a virtual queue may instead be used at select attractions, like right now at Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.
Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lane Selections
When Disney Genie launches, you may opt to purchase Disney Genie+ service. This allows you to select arrival windows for Lightning Lane entrances that are available at more than 40 attractions and entertainment across all 4 theme parks, one at a time throughout the day.
Disney Genie+ service will be available for $15 per Guest per day.
How to Purchase
- You travel agent can add Genie Plus to your package in advance.
- APs may purchase same-day via the My Disney Experience App
When to Select Attractions
Once you have Disney Genie+ service, you can book the next available arrival window for your first experience via the My Disney Experience app beginning at 7:00 AM on the day of your visit.
Once you’ve redeemed your initial selection (or the arrival window has passed), you can make another selection using the app, up to park closing.
Individual Attraction Selections - Lightning Lane
For some of the most highly demanded attractions will offer Lightning Lane entry as an “á la carte” purchase. This option will be available for all Guests—with or without Disney Genie+ service—and lets you choose a time to arrive at up to 2 attractions each day (booked one at a time).
Pricing and availability will vary by date, attraction and park. Be sure to check the My Disney Experience app on the day of your visit for current prices and attraction availability.
Prices will vary by date, attraction and park. For example, the Lightning Lane entrance to Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure will be $9 per person on October 19 and $11 per person on October 23. As another example, on both those dates, Lightning Lane entrance to Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain will be $7 per person, while Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will be $15 per person. Throughout the year, prices may be lower on some days and higher on other days. This option may be purchased at up to 2 different attractions each day.
How to Purchase
Purchase via Disney Genie service in the My Disney Experience mobile app on the same day of your visit.
Individual selections will be available to buy via our complimentary Disney Genie service in the My Disney Experience app on the same day of your visit.
When to Select Attractions
You can purchase individual selections for up to 2 different attractions per day.
- Guests of a Disney Resort Hotel and Other Select Hotels: These Guests can make their first purchase starting at 7:00 AM on the day of their visit. Available to Disney Resort hotel Guests and Guests of Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels and Shades of Green.
- All Other Guests: These Guests can make their first purchase when the park opens.
We are really really excited for this new technology. We love the idea of an app that helps Disney guests get the most out of their days at the parks. We can’t wait to try it out for ourselves.
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