The Arrival of the Disney Genie and Genie Plus

What is Genie Service?

In a nutshell, Genie plus is the newer, updated version of the former Disneyland and Disneyworld apps. It has the ability to check attraction wait times, make dining reservations, holds your tickets, and is linked to Disney’s Photo pass service.

The app is intended to offer a more “personalized” experience to its users.

Guests will now have the ability to make itineraries and be offered recommendations as to what they might want to do/enjoy at the theme parks.

The Genie service itself is free.

What Is Genie Plus?

Disney Parks has been considering the question of Fast Passes for some time now. Would guests be willing to pay to use the service? The short answer is yes. Guests at Disneyland or Disney World are indeed willing to pay.

Hence the arrival of Genie Plus and the Lightning Lane.

In Disneyland, guests will be charged $20 per ticket per day for the service, and at Disney World it will be $15 per ticket per day.

Genie Plus allows for guests to select an attraction and return time they would like to use the new lightning lane entrance to. Only one pass may be held at a time.

Unlimited Photo Pass downloads are included.

But Wait, There Is More

The only caveat here is that not all attractions are included. The more popular attractions (ie: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at WDW and Radiator Springs Racers at Disneyland) are not included in the Genie Plus. They will be available for individual purchase. Meaning you will have to pay on top of what you have already paid in order to use the Lighting Lane.

Prices will fluctuate based on demand.

What About Stand By?

Disney Parks is assuring its guests that stand by queue options will still exist. If an attraction has a virtual queue, like Star Wars Rise of the Resistance, than that will also still be available for free.

When Will This Service Launch?

At Disney World it will launch October 19. There is no date for Disneyland as of yet.

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What Disneyland Attractions Will Be Included?

Space Mountain
Haunted Mansion
Indiana Jones Adventure
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
It’s a Small World
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Star Tours
Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
Matterhorn Bobsleds
Splash Mountain
Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters 

What About California Adventure?

Grizzly River Run
Toy Story Midway Mania
Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: Breakout!
Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue
Goofy’s Sky School

What are the Individual Attraction Lightning Lanes for Disneyland Resort?

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Radiator Springs Racers and Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure. 

What are the Individual Lightning Lane Attractions for Disney World?

  • Magic Kingdom: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
  • Magic Kingdom: Space Mountain.
  • Epcot: Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.
  • Epcot: Frozen Ever After.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.
  • Animal Kingdom: Avatar Flight of Passage.
  • Animal Kingdom: Expedition Everest.
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What Magic Kingdom Attractions are included?

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Haunted Mansion
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Splash Mountain
  • The Barnstormer
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid

What Epcot Attractions are Included?

  • Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Journey into Imagination with Figment
  • Living with the Land
  • Mission: SPACE – Green
  • Mission: SPACE – Orange
  • Soarin’
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

What Hollywood Studios Attractions Are Included?

  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Beauty & The Beast Live on Stage
  • Disney Jr. Dance Party
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular – Returning December 19, 2021
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Star Tours
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Toy Story Mania!

Animal Kingdom?

  • Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King
  • Feathered Friends in Flight!
  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug!
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Naʻvi River Journey
  • The Animation Experience
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Can I book My Genie Plus In Advance?


What About Booking Lightning Lanes in Advance?

No. It will only be available the day you arrive to the park.

Wrapping Up

I am sure there will be many things to work out as the new Genie service arrives. I will do my best to try to answer any questions you may have. I hope you find this post useful. The bottom line is that this will quickly add up in cost for a family visiting Disney Parks, but if you are looking to maximize your experience, best to start saving now. Until next time, stay safe.