Hi all and welcome to another week of KatDoesDisney! ICYMI, Disney announced the new Genie service that will enhance and streamline the guest experience at the Theme Parks. Do you know the most up-to-date information? Well, let’s talk about Disney Genie and everything associated with this new service that launches on October 19, 2021.
Before continuing, be sure to read our previous post on Disney Genie, Genie+, and Lightening Lane!
Disney Genie, Genie+, and Lightening Lane
Starting next week (10/19/21), Disney will be launching its brand new service, Genie, that is complimentary for all guests. In a nutshell, it is a virtual vacation planner that will generate a personalized itinerary based on selected interests.
There are two options that guests can add on to the Genie service. For $15 per person per day in Disney World ($20 per person per day in Disneyland), guests may also enjoy the Genie+ service. This will give them access to the Lightening Lane (rebranded FastPass lanes) for over 40 attractions in The World. Like FastPass+, guests that pay for Genie+ will be able to schedule times to ride their favorite attractions with little to no wait. Guests may also choose to purchase individual Lightening Lane access for the most popular attractions in each park. More on these services below…
We FINALLY know what attractions will be included in both Genie+ and the individual “á la carte” Lightening Lane access.
Attractions Included in Genie+
- 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
- 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
- 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!
- 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
Attractions for Individual Lightening Lane Access
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Space Mountain
- Frozen Ever After
- Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
- Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
- Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
- Avatar Flight of Passage
- Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
Pricing for Individual Lightening Lane Access
Now, the pricing for Individual Lightening Lane access was a mystery for a while, but we finally have some answers! According to the Disney website:
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.
Answers to Some FAQs
We also recently have answers to some of our burning questions. These are:
When can Genie+ be purchased?
Guests can purchase Genie+ as an add-on to a ticket or vacation package prior to arrival. Genie+ is available for purchase for length of stay. This service can also be purchased as a single-day experience through the My Disney Experience App.
Is This Included in the Annual Pass?
As of right now, Genie+ and Individual Lightening Lane Access are not included in the Annual Passes.
When Can I Schedule Genie+ or Individual Lightening Lane Access?
All guests can schedule their first Genie+ attraction beginning at 7 AM for that day. Guests staying at the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels or Affiliated Hotels, can schedule their first Individual Lightening Lane access beginning at 7 AM for that day. All other guests can make their Individual Lightening Lane selections beginning at each park opening time.
Here’s a great video by PCDev on Disney Genie:
It will certainly be interesting to see how this changes the guest experience starting just next week (10/19/21)! Are you looking forward the Disney launch of the Genie, Genie+, and Individual Lightening Lane access options?
Until next time… Cheers!!!