Disney Genie, Disney Genie+, and Lightning Lane will all launch at the Disneyland Resort beginning December 8, 2021.
Similar to the My Disney Experience app at Walt Disney World, Disney Genie is built into the Disneyland app so guests should make sure that they’ve got the most recently updated version downloaded.
Read on to learn how these services will work at Disneyland as some aspects of it are different than they are at Walt Disney World.
Disneyland guests will be able to access the Lightning Lane entrance for select attractions two ways:
1) Disney Genie+ service.
Disney Genie+ will be available for $20 per ticket per day, and allows you to select the next available arrival window for Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane entrances at a variety of attractions, one at a time (subject to limited availability; limit one Lightning Lane selection per experience each day). Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane entrances are available at select attractions at both Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park – great for those who have Park Hopper tickets. Disney Genie+ also includes unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital photo downloads from your day, as well as fun new audio experiences that let you discover the parks in cool new ways—through fascinating fun facts and behind-the-scenes insights.
Disney Genie+ service may be purchased in the Disneyland app after you’ve entered the park and have linked your park ticket. After Dec. 8, you may also choose to purchase Disney Genie+ prior to your visit when you purchase a park ticket. You can begin making your Lightning Lane arrival window selections as soon as you enter a theme park!
2) Individual Lightning Lane Entrance Selection.
This new “a la carte” option allows the individual purchase of Lightning Lane entrance arrival windows for some of our most popular attractions: Radiator Springs Racers and WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure at Disney California Adventure park, and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disneyland park (subject to limited availability; attractions not included with Disney Genie+). Pricing for the “a la carte” option will vary by date and attraction. Be sure to check the Disneyland app on the day of your visit for the latest pricing for each available Lightning Lane attraction entrance arrival window. If you choose this option, you may purchase the next available arrival window, one at a time, for up to two (2) attractions per day upon entering a theme park.
|DISNEYLAND LIGHTNING LANE ENTRANCE||DISNEY CA ADVENTURE LIGHTNING LANE ENTRANCE|
|Autopia||Goofy’s Sky School|
|Big Thunder Mountain Railroad||Grizzly River Run|
|Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters||Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!|
|Indiana JonesTM Adventure||Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!|
|“it’s a small world”||Soarin’ Around the World|
|Matterhorn Bobsleds||Toy Story Midway Mania!|
|Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run|
|Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin||INDIVIDUAL PURCHASE LIGHTNING LANE ATTRACTIONS|
|Space Mountain||Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance|
|Splash Mountain||WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure|
|Star Tours – The Adventures Continue||Radiator Springs Racers|
According to @ScottGustin over on Twitter, the prices at launch will range from $7 – $20 per person per attraction for the Individual Lightning Lane Attraction Selections.
Other features such as the personal tip board, mobile ordering, and forecasted future attraction wait times will be available to help guests make the most of their time at Disneyland.
Similar to the way Genie+ works at Walt Disney World, guests will input their favorite things – foodie experiences, must-do attractions, Super Heroes or princesses, etc. – and Disney Genie will come up with a suggested itinerary that works around your existing plans and updates continually throughout the day.
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