How Does Disney Genie Plus Work?
- Patrick Hunter
Disney Genie and Genie+ are a set of services that allow guests of Disney World and Disneyland to maximize their park time. All of these services are connected with the Disneyland and My Disney Experience applications already offered by Disney. Genie+ replaces the “skip the queue” program FastPass+ throughout Disney theme parks.
The curriculum consists of three distinct levels. Disney Genie is a free trip-planning service provided by Disney. Genie+ is a paid service that allows you to utilize a Lightning Lane entry to avoid the standby wait at chosen attractions. Individual attraction options let you to pay to escape the standby line at up to two popular attractions each day.
LEVEL UP: Disney Genie+ Strategy Guide Let’s examine each level and how you may utilize Disney Genie to make your next trip to Disney World or Disneyland the greatest ever.
Is the genie plus limited to a single use per ride?
FAQs Concerning the Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane Selection Process – How can I choose a time frame for a Genie+ attraction? For Genie+ attractions, visit your “Tip Board” to reserve the next available time slot, which might be as soon as five minutes later or as far out as many hours.
- You cannot make reservations in advance for later in the day.
- Click the “Book Experience” link.
- The following page will confirm the arrival window, display any overlapping plans, and allow you to make any necessary adjustments to your group before you complete the booking.
- How quickly can you choose another Genie+ attraction if you can only choose one at a time? When one of the following occurs (whichever occurs first), you can make a new Genie+ selection: You log in for your most recently scheduled Genie+ reservation.
The expiration date of your most recent Genie+ reservation. It has been 120 minutes since the park opened (if you made your first res at 7 a.m.). After making a reservation within normal park hours 120 minutes have passed. Can you reserve several experiences? You can only make one Genie+ selection at a time, but you can hold overlapping selections since you must wait two hours before making another option.
- Additionally, you may acquire a Lightning Lane option that overlaps with a Genie+ selection.
- It is possible to join a virtual line (while in use) AND purchase an Individual Lightning Lane option for the same attraction, allowing you to ride the same attraction twice each day.
- However, what if my Genie+ return window is longer than two hours? As indicated previously, just the next available time is selectable.
If it is a very busy day, the next available time for a popular ride may not be until 7 p.m. if you look at the schedule at noon. Snag it anyhow! Your ability to make Genie+ selections will be disabled for two hours, but beginning at 2:00 p.m., you will be able to make a Genie+ pick for a different attraction.
If that ride is more than two hours distant, you may make another one at 4 p.m., and so on. Is the procedure for each Lightning Lane choices distinct? Yes! For individual Lightning Lane options, you may choose from the several time frames that appear throughout the day. For optimal availability, pick at 7 a.m.
if you are a Disney World Resort hotel guest or a visitor of certain Orlando hotels, and at park opening if you are not. It will display any overlapping plans and give you the option to modify your party, if necessary. How does Genie+ work if you’re park hopping? In order for Genie to provide recommendations based on your park hopping intentions, inform Genie that you will be park hopping by heading to the “My Day” page and selecting which park(s) you will be visiting and during what hours.
We also discovered that if you attempt to make a Genie+ pick for your second park while in your first park, you may still do it. You must wait until the ride you wish to reserve at your second park displays a time window of 2:00 p.m. or later before you may book it. When you reserve a Lightning Lane, however, your ability to make additional Genie+ selections will be disabled for two hours.
If you reserve a Na’vi River Journey Lightning Lane for 3:35 p.m. when you arrive at Magic Kingdom at 11:35 a.m., you will not be able to book another one until 1:35 p.m. What if my thinking changes? You cannot amend your current Genie+ pick, but you can cancel your reservation and select a another time or attraction.
- Once you press cancel, you can delete specific party members (if someone has changed their mind) or cancel the event for everyone.
- Because the next available time window for that journey might be considerably later in the day or perhaps unavailable, we advise you to be confident before canceling your appointment.
Before canceling, you can verify the Genie+ availability status for the provided time window. If you cancel your Genie+ reservation, have you used your last opportunity to see the attraction? No! Because Genie+ access may only be used once per attraction, you must cancel it if you desire to modify your arrival time.
If you miss your reservation window and fail to cancel it, you will be unable to make another appointment for that attraction. Our arrival window for Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin has passed. The reservation did not immediately vanish, but 15 minutes later, when we checked, it was gone. We sought to make another but were ineligible since we had “used” it previously.
Can you arrive early or late to your Lightning Lane or Genie+ reservation? The arrival windows are intended to be firm; thus, you must be on time. (However, we were able to scan in five minutes early to the first touchpoint at Haunted Mansion.) The cast members may not be able to admit you if you arrive late.
If you are late due to circumstances beyond your control (such as a separate ride breaking down, which caused you to be late), cast members at the attraction door have the discretion to allow you to enter. What happens if the attraction for which you have a Genie+ or Lightning Lane pick goes down? Not to worry! In the event that this occurs, the cast will be able to execute specific recovery measures.
For instance, if you paid for a Lightning Lane selection that you have not yet used, but it breaks down and never reopens, you may be eligible for a refund or gift card. If the ride breaks down after you’ve scanned in and are waiting in line, you may not be eligible for a refund, but you may be issued a Multiple Experiences Pass or a different return time frame.
As a ticket add-on, Disney Genie+ does not sell out, although certain attractions may run out of Lightning Lane options. You may purchase Genie+ for your theme park tickets on any given day. You may notice, as the day develops, that an attraction no longer provides return times for Lightning Lane access.
Can the same ride be booked twice with Genie+?
Are there restrictions on the number of bookings I may make? – There is a daily limit of two Individual Lightning Lane purchases per guest. Guests cannot reserve the same ride twice on the same day using Genie+. There are restrictions on how frequently you may make reservations with Genie+.
On October 19, 2021, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure cost $9 per person, however on October 23, 2021, the price increased to $11 per person. Expedition Everest is $7 and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is $15 on both days. Currently, pricing for individual items range between $7 and $15.
- How far in advance can an individual Lightning Lane be reserved? Guests of a Disney Resort hotel (and other select hotels include Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels and Shades of Green) at Disney World can make their first purchase beginning at 7:00 a.m.
- On the day of their arrival.
- Once the park opens for the day, all other customers may reserve.
If you are park hopping but are not staying at a Disney World hotel and wish to make a pick for your second park, you must wait until the other park opens. The good news is that you do not need to be at the park to choose. Individual selections can be made for any accessible timeframe throughout the day, unlike Genie+ selections which are limited to the next open hour.