Guide to Disney Genie+: Everything You Need to Know

by | Mar 19, 2023 | Disneyland Resorts, Walt Disney World News, Walt Disney World Resorts, WDW Blog

Confused? Here’s the full skinny on everything Disney Genie Service and Disney Genie+.

In 2021, Disney officially retired FastPass, FastPass, and Disney MaxPass and replaced them with the free Disney Genie, and paid Disney Genie+ services. There is a LOT packed into these services, so we are breaking down everything you need to know in a complete guide to the ins and outs of using Disney Genie and Disney Genie+ in Disney World and Disneyland.

But you don’t have to rub a lamp to get the scoop on Disney Genie. (Lamp-rubbing is totally optional and at your discretion.) You’ve just gotta read on, Padawan.

What Does the Free Disney Genie Include?

The first and most obvious question about Disney Genie would be what the heck is it. The video below does a pretty good job covering most of your bases.

But if you want the fast facts, here’s a quick rundown of what Disney Genie does:
  • 🧞 You Already Have the Lamp
  • His Services are Complimentary
  • 🧞 Disney Genie asks for your favorites
    • Tell Genie your must-do attractions, dining, and entertainment as well as your interests (e.g., Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, etc.)
  • Genie Listens to Your Wishes:
    • The app uses your faves and interests to plan out a flexible itinerary, which you can adjust as the day goes on
  • 🧞 He Can Tell the Future
    • My Tip Board lets you see current and future estimated standby times as well as the next available reservations so you can maximize your time better
  • 🍔 How Bout a Lil More Baklava?
    • Disney Genie folds in dining reservations and waitlists as well as mobile ordering to streamline your experience
  • 🧞 Friend Like Him Virtual Assistant
    • Answers your questions about rides, wait times, and more (unfortunately only in text and not in the Genie voice)

Guide to Disney Genie+ and How to Use It

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Photo by Cliff Wang

Disney Genie, Disney Genie+, and Individual Attraction Selection are all conveniently baked into the My Disney Experience and the Disneyland apps. That means you’ll just need to download those—like you haven’t already, c’mon—and see how it works within the app.

Genie Plus wait time forecast for the Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom Park

While Disney Genie is available to peruse at any time, Disney Genie+ and Individual Attractions are only available to purchase on the day of your visit, and can no longer be bought in advance of your trip. Disney Genie+ can be purchased at midnight the first day of your trip. As for Individual Attraction Selections, timing varies.

At Disney World:

  • You can purchase up to two Individual Attraction Selections per day
  • You do not have to have purchased Disney Genie+ to purchase an Individual Attraction Selection
  • Guests of Disney World hotels can make their first selection at 7AM; guests not staying on-property need to wait until park open.
  • Pricing varies based on date and availability

At Disneyland:

  • You can purchase up to two Individual Attraction Selections per day
  • You do not have to have purchased Disney Genie+ to purchase an Individual Attraction Selection
  • All guests can make their first selection once they are inside the park
  • Pricing varies based on date and availability

What Does Disney Genie+ Include?

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Photo by Laurie Sapp

Disney Genie+ includes access to Disney Genie+ (which you can purchase per-day to skip the line through Lightning Lanes), as well as access to special PhotoPass AR Lenses.

Now, how much does it cost? It varies. At Disneyland, Genie+ starts at $25 per ticket per day, with the price increasing based on the date. At Disney World, they have introduced a park-specific pricing model that means your cost will vary based on which park(s) you plan to visit and the dates. You can see an example of the pricing model below.

Genie park-specific pricing

Screenshot from My Disney Experience

🧞 Genie + Lightning Lanes

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Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

So what about if you want to reserve a place in line? Upgrade to the paid Disney Genie+ service. Disney Genie+ and the Individual Attraction Selections option combine to replace FastPass+, FastPass, and MaxPass (although it’s important to note that you do NOT need to purchase Genie+ to have access to Individual Attraction Selections). Here’s a full list of rides that are included for both Disney World and Disneyland.

Full List of Genie+ Rides and Individual Attraction Selections at Disney World

Genie+ Selections

Magic Kingdom:

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Haunted Mansion
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Meet Ariel at Her Grotto
  • Meet Cinderella and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Meet Mickey at Town Square Theater
  • Meet Princess Tiana and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Space 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

EPCOT: 

  • Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Frozen Ever After
  • Journey into Imagination with Figment
  • Living with the Land
  • Mission: SPACE – Green
  • Mission: SPACE – Orange
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

Disney’s Animal Kingdom:

  • Festival of the Lion King
  • DINOSAUR
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
  • Feathered Friends in Flight!
  • Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!
  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug!
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost
  • Naʻvi River Journey
  • The Animation Experience at Conservation Station

Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage
  • Disney Junior Play & Dance!
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
  • Meet Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight
  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Toy Story Mania!
Individual Attraction Selections:
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • TRON Lightcycle / Run
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
  • Avatar Flight of Passage
  • Rise of the Resistance

Full List of Genie+ Rides and Individual Attraction Selections at Disneyland

Genie+ Selections:

Disneyland Resort:

  • Autopia
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Indiana Jones Adventure
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

Disney California Adventure:

  • Goofy’s Sky School
  • Grizzly River Run
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
  • Incredicoaster
  • Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!
  • Soarin’ Over California
  • Toy Story Midway Mania!
  • WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure
Individual Attraction Selections:
  • Radiator Springs Racers
  • Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Rise of the Resistance

📷 PhotoPass AR Lenses and Downloads

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Some of the new Disney PhotoPass Lenses. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

At Disney World, guests can ask the Genie to queue up AR Lenses to enhance the in-park experience. This is especially cool for those of you who are all about taking photos at the parks.As of March 2023, Genie+ now includes attraction photos with your purchase as well.

At Disneyland, Unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads will be available to guests who purchase Disney Genie+.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Genie+ work for Annual Passholders?

If you’re an Annual Passholder, there’s good news and bad news. The good news: Disney Genie, Disney Genie+, and Individual Attraction Selections all work the same for you as they do for all other park guests.

The bad news? As of now, these new features all work the same for you as they do for all other park guests. At this time, Disney has not announced any discounts or additional perks for Annual Passholders.

How Does Disney Genie Work for Resort Stays?

Like if you’re an Annual Passholder, Disney Genie works the same for you if you’ve booked a stay at a Disney Resort hotel. However! You’ll have an added perk if you’re staying at a select hotel and decide to purchase Disney Genie+ and/or an Individual Attraction Selection.

Guests staying at any WDW Resort, as well as the Swan, Dolphin, and Shades of Green will have the first crack at selecting attractions. You canreserve your first spot through Disney Genie+ and Individual Attraction Selections at 7AM.

How Do You Use Genie for Park Hopping?

It depends on where you are visiting. At Disneyland, your purchase of Disney Genie+ gives you access to both parks (as long as you have tickets for each). At Disney World it works a bit differently. Since the service is park-specific for Disney Genie+, you can either purchase it for a specific park, or you can purchase a Multiple Parks option which will allow you to use the service across multiple parks.

More Disney Genie Coverage

We’ll continue to deliver Disney Genie updates as Disney releases more details. Here are more posts about the new experience:

 

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Kyle Johnson is a writer, enthusiast of all things weird, and has an unnatural obsession with Halloween. We’re talking animatronics staying up all year round and watching The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad on a whim in April. He has a cool wiener dog, Rumours, and an even cooler wife, Trinity.
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Kyle Johnson is a writer, enthusiast of all things weird, and has an unnatural obsession with Halloween. We’re talking animatronics staying up all year round and watching The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad on a whim in April. He has a cool wiener dog, Rumours, and an even cooler wife, Trinity.
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