It’s the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in the US Disney Parks, meaning crowds are usually at their most extreme. Today, I wanted to start a discussion with our DIS community about the Genie+ service and how valuable it can be around the holidays. The catch, of course, is that this argument has two sides, and both are strong. If there were ever a time when skipping the queue would be a service worth paying for, it would be in peak periods when lines are the longest. However, the flip side is the sliding pricing scale associated with the pass, making it more expensive during these periods.
With Genie+ hitting highs of $35 per person per day, one has to wonder if the value exceeds the price tag or the other way around. Despite the backlash the system continues to receive, the Genie+ product has no trouble selling out on a regular basis, even though park capacity seems to be unpredictable. But I would love to hear your thoughts.
Does the increase in cost around the holidays price you out of this Disney add-on, or do the benefits of the pass make it more valuable than ever? Let us know what you think.
Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.
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