Earlier this year, I covered information about Genie and Genie Plus being available at Walt Disney World Resort. You can find that article posted here.
As of last Wednesday, Genie and Genis Plus is now available at DIsneyland Resort.
To keep this short and sweet, Genie is replacing the former Fastpass and Maxpass service and is integrated into the official DIsneyland App.
There are two versions of the Genie service. The basic level is free and allows you to see wait times, make itineraries, and receive suggestions for what you may want to see.
The paid version grants access to the Lightning Lane, which is an expedited experience on an attraction…the old Fastpass lane. Where the Fastpass service was free, Genie Plus and Lightning Lane services are not.
Not all attractions are included in the Lightning Lane and must be purchased for an additional fee. These are call Individual lightning lanes.
Guests will be charged $20 per ticket per day for the service for access to unlimited photo downloads and Lightning Lane Access. There are some attractions not included that cost an additional fee ranging from $7 to $20. It is based on a sliding scale and depends how busy the park is.
What Disneyland Attractions Will Be Included?
Indiana Jones Adventure
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
It’s a Small World
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
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.
*Note* You are only able to buy two of the three individual lightning lane passes per guest per day.
Are There Return Times for the Individual Lightning Lanes?
Can I Add Genie Plus in Advance of My Visit?
Yes. Check out DIsneyland.com.
Can I Make Reservations for Attractions Genie Plus Before My Visit?
No. You must be inside the park in order to make a reservation.
Can I Book the Same Attraction Again After My Reservation?
No. DIsneyland is only letting each guest book an attraction once.
How Many Genie Plus Reservations Can I Make At A Time?
- ..with the ability to make a subsequent reservation immediately upon tapping into an attraction.
What if the return time for that selection is not until much later in the day?
Guests are able to make another reservation 120 minutes after their first reservation even if they have not yet redeemed the first Genie+ selection.
What About Park Hopping?
You are able to reserve attractions after 1 pm in a different park than the one where you started your day and have reservations.
Can We Have a Group Reservation?
Yes. You will have to link tickets and have one person be responsible for the reservation.
Can Magic Key Passholders be able to purchase Genie+ or individual Lightning Lane access at Disneyland?
Magic Keyholders are able to purchase Lightning Lane or add Genie+ on a per-day basis, just like regular theme park ticket holders.
At launch, there will not be a yearly add-on option for Genie+ for Disneyland Resort Magic Key Passholders. That seems likely to come at some point in the not-too-distant future, though.
All of this is brand new to Disneyland. There will certainly be changes coming as it has been only a few days, but I hope this guide will help you begin to understand how it works so far. Keep in mind Disneyland will be switching over to magic bands beginning next year. This technology will be able to integrate much easier to it.