What does Genie+ Include?
Genie+ can be purchased daily in the My Disney Experience app during your Walt Disney World vacation. The Genie+ service is purchased per park or for multiple parks if you are using a Park Hopper ticket. The biggest thing to know is that Genie+ is the paid-for service used to book Lightning Lane, aka the new FastPass system.
Included features of Genie+:
- Lightning Lane access to select (most) attractions.
- Digital downloads from Disney attraction photos. Please note this only applies to ride photos and not other PhotoPass opportunities throughout the park.
- Disney PhotoPass Lenses
- Listen to Audio Tales to learn fun facts about the park you are visiting.
What is the difference between Genie+ and Lightning Lane?
Genie+ is a feature within the My Disney Experience app and purchased on the park day you are going to use it. Genie+ can be purchased at 12 a.m. EST on the day of your visit, but you cannot begin booking Lightning Lane(s) until 7 a.m. EST that same day.
Lightning Lane is an included feature of Genie+ and the replacement service for Fast Passes. When you purchase Genie+ for the day, you are effectively purchasing Lightning Lane. It’s important to note that one or two high-demand attractions in each park require the purchase of an individual Lighting Lane per person. The cost per attraction ranges $12 – $20.
Individual Lightning Lanes for purchase:
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- TRON Lightcycle / Run
- Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
- Avatar Flight of Passage
- Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
What does Genie+ cost per day?
Since Genie+ pricing changes per day, per theme park, the cost does vary but the range is $15 – $39. You can likely expect to pay around $25 per person each day.
Is Genie+ worth getting?
This is a subjective question but Genie+ is definitely worth purchasing to maximize multiple attractions for the day. Even with “rope-dropping” the park and having a good strategy, it is likely hard to see and do everything without it.
There’s no doubt Genie+ expenses can add up for a family and it’s important to consider the crowd levels, how many attractions are a priority, and how your family handles standing in lines. For example, I have a toddler who would have difficulty waiting in a line longer than 20 minutes. If I was making a once a year vacation to Walt Disney World, I would purchase Genie+ and budget ahead of time accordingly.
Since Genie+ does not have to be purchased each day of your vacation, you could also utilize Genie+ on certain parks or busier days. For example, weekends are more crowded than weekdays,