Ever since Walt Disney World introduced Disney Genie+ in 2021, there’s been a lot of information to digest.
Even more so, details continue to change and new strategies to develop. We, ourselves, are still absorbing the ins and outs of the new FastPass+ system, too.
Because we know it can be overwhelming, we wanted to try to make it as easy for you as possible, especially if you’ve never used the service before to tour the parks.
Since the launch of the infamous Genie, we’ve written a lot of articles to help you navigate it all. So, we thought it would be a good idea to put these links in one easy-to-use place.
Disney Genie+ is the new FastPass+ system at Walt Disney World. Unlike the old FastPass+ system that was free, Genie+ uses a date-based pricing system, with busier times of the year being more expensive.
Currently, Genie+ starts at $15 per ticket, per day (plus tax). Currently, there isn’t a way to know ahead of time how much Genie+ will cost on the day of your visit. Instead, you will see the price when you go to purchase it inside the My Disney Experience app.
During busier times of year, the price will most likely be higher. For example, during Thanksgiving 2022, Genie+ reached $29 per day (plus tax).
Genie+ is built directly into the My Disney Experience app. When your return time is called, you’ll enter the attraction via the “Lightning Lane,” the new name for FastPass lines.
Learn more about Genie+
Individual Lightning Lane Selections
This pay-per-ride option allows you to purchase a time to ride select popular attractions at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood, and Animal Kingdom. Once your return time is called, you can board the attraction using the Lightning Lane.
The Individual Lightning Lane attractions selections are not included with Genie+. They are sold separately and are pay-per-use. If you opt to pay for it, you’ll schedule a time to arrive at up to 2 “highly demanded” attractions each day using the Lightning Lanes.
Learn more about the pay-per-ride option
Touring Plan Strategies
If you want the best chance of navigating not only the parks in general, but also when booking Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lanes selections, you’ll need a strategy before entering the parks. We’ve compiled a couple helpful guides that will help you devise touring plan strategies with and without Genie+ and another noting which Lightning Lane attractions you should book first.
Learn more about the best strategies to tour the parks with Genie+
Disney Genie is the new digital planning tool built in the My Disney Experience app that gives you a personalized itinerary and recommendations to help you map out an entire park day, including attractions, dining, entertainment, and more. Unlike the systems above, regular Disney Genie is simply a free planning tool with no special line access.
Learn more about Disney Genie
Genie+ at Disneyland
If you want to know how Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lanes work at Disneyland, go no further. There are many similarities, but also some big differences, including pricing, when you can book, and how many attractions are available.
Learn more about Genie+ at Disneyland and how it compares to Disney World
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