Genie+ Price Calendar: How Much Will Genie+ Cost During Your Visit to Disney World?

by | Mar 22, 2024 | Animal Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, Magic Kingdom, WDW Blog

Find out how much Genie+ will cost on the dates you’re planning to visit Walt Disney World –– and if you might encounter high pricing –– with our Genie+ price calendars.

Deciding whether or not you should pay the cost of Walt Disney World’s Genie+ service can be a tricky decision. You want to make sure you’re getting plenty of value out of Genie+, and that you aren’t paying too high a price for only a few Lightning Lane opportunities. But when does the price of Genie+ increase, and when does it see its most affordable pricing? We’re helping break down the pricing from month to month (and day to day!) right here.

Thanks to its park-specific and demand-based pricing model, the cost of Genie+ is always changing. During certain times of the year, particularly during the holiday season in December and peak crowd months like March and November, the demand for Genie+ can get so high that the price reaches new record-setting highs.

Find the Genie+ price calendars for each month of the year below:

Genie+ Price Calendar: January 2024

January 2024 Genie+ Price Calendar

January is a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to crowds at Walt Disney World and Genie+ prices. At the start of the month, there are still quite a few guests visiting at the tail end of the holiday season (and with decorations typically still up at the resorts and theme parks for a bit post-Christmas and New Year’s). Once everyone is back at work and school for the month after the first week of January, crowds –– and Genie+ pricing –– will both fall to lower levels. You can expect Genie+ prices to be low to moderate throughout most of the month.

The big exception? The week the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts opens! This annual festival is a guest favorite, and people flock to Walt Disney World when it kicks off in January. Although the festival only takes place in EPCOT, crowds can trickle into the other theme parks and ultimately drive up the price of Genie+ at multiple parks.

Genie+ Price Calendar: February 2024

February 2024 Genie+ Price Calendar

February is, overall, a relatively slow month at Walt Disney World’s theme parks. As a result, there are plenty of dates throughout this month where you’ll see more affordable rates on the Genie+ price calendar. If you’re looking for some of the lowest-priced dates, you’ll be safe in the first two weeks of the month.

The busiest period of the month? It’s the week around Presidents Day, which is a holiday that countless schools and businesses offer. So, with an increase in visitors around this annual holiday, you can expect prices for Genie+ (and guest demand) to increase temporarily.

Genie+ Price Calendar: March 2024

March 2024 Genie+ Price Calendar

March is one very busy month at Walt Disney World. Not only is it a month filled with schools headed out on spring break –– colleges, high schools, and even elementary schools will all scatter their breaks throughout March! –– but it’s also a big month for the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. In years past, the festival has kicked off in March; more recently, the start date has bumped up to February, but you can still expect higher-than-typical Genie+ prices thanks to the popularity of this spring-inspired event.

Genie+ Price Calendar: April 2024

April 2024 Genie+ Price Calendar

April is a slower spring month in terms of Walt Disney World crowds, which means it’s a great time to take advantage of Genie+ across the four theme parks! Prices for Genie+ are quite low throughout the month, with the exception of a few late-in-the-month weekends that see an uptick in cost. While there are still events and holidays that happen in April (like the ongoing EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival), there’s little in the way of changes and new offerings happening, which can help balance out demand and high-priced dates on the Genie+ calendar.

Genie+ Price Calendar: May 2024

May 2024 Genie+ Price Calendar

May sees quite a bit of fluctuation across the Genie+ price calendar. Weekends become increasingly popular dates for guests to purchase Genie+, and as more schools let out for the summer, crowd levels can rise. However, if you’re planning to visit Walt Disney World’s theme parks on “off” days, like Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, you’re likely to catch Genie+ pricing at its lowest rates.

Oh, and don’t forget about a key holiday: Memorial Day! Over this holiday weekend, Genie+ pricing can reach some seasonal highs, depending on how many guests are in the parks from Friday through Monday of the last weekend in May.

Genie+ Price Calendar: June 2024

June 2024 Genie+ Price Calendar

June may be the first official month of the summer, but Genie+ prices actually don’t skyrocket during this time of year. With reasonable crowd levels and relatively low demand for Genie+, you can expect to pay the base price across all four theme parks, giving you plenty of options when it comes to utilizing the service and its Lightning Lanes for your visit.

Genie+ Price Calendar: July 2024

July 2024 Genie+ Price Calendar

July starts off with some seriously high Genie+ prices on the calendar, and that’s thanks to one particularly big summer holiday: the Fourth of July. This patriotic federal holiday draws plenty of guests to Walt Disney World, and as such the demand for Genie+ spikes from about July 1 to July 8. Once those holiday crowds head home, Genie+ prices generally return to reasonable levels, and there are numerous dates on the calendar where you can purchase the service for a typical moderate rate.

Genie+ Price Calendar: August 2024

August 2024 Genie+ Price Calendar

August is typically a rainy month at Walt Disney World, which is actually great news for those Genie+ prices: With fewer guests heading to the theme parks, there’s lower demand all month long! You can see prices stay right around the moderate price tier, with some low demand dates sprinkled across the Genie+ price calendar. While the cost may not be at its lowest possible level throughout August, there are dates that will be even lower in demand than is typical for the month.

Do keep in mind that a new festival does get underway at EPCOT in August. The annual EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival begins, which can draw some consistent crowd levels despite the weather. However, this festival does tend to be a bit less crowded than others throughout the year, so you don’t need to plan for peak price dates when it comes to purchasing Genie+.

Genie+ Price Calendar: September 2024

September 2024 Genie+ Price Calendar

September might start out with high demand for Genie+ and some peak pricing dates on the calendar, but this drops off relatively quickly. That initial surge in both crowds and Genie+ pricing is the result of September’s biggest holiday, Labor Day, which sees a spike in guests at the theme parks from Friday through Monday. For guests whose kids don’t start school until after Labor Day, it’s also a great time to get one last Walt Disney World vacation on the books!

Once the middle of the month arrives, Genie+ prices fall to some of their lowest levels. You can expect to pay the base price at each theme park on these low-demand dates. And as an added perk, you’ll get the chance to visit the parks while Halloween season is already underway!

Genie+ Price Calendar: October 2024

October 2024 Genie+ Price Calendar

October is a month of low lows and high highs when it comes to Genie+ pricing. Weekends throughout the month are particularly in demand, with surges in the number of guests purchasing the service as they come visit for the Halloween season. And as Halloween itself draws closer, the price of Genie+ rises. You’ll want to plan around October 30 and 31 in particular if you’re hoping to pay as little as possible for Genie+, as these dates can see the highest pricing of the entire month.

Planning to visit for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party? This annual event does draw crowds, but remember: Most party attendees won’t need Genie+, as their party tickets allow them into Magic Kingdom Park only a few hours before the event gets underway. One of the party’s perks is lower attraction wait times, so there won’t necessarily be a spike in demand on Mickey’s Not-So-Scary party dates.

Genie+ Price Calendar: November 2024

November 2024 Genie+ Price Calendar

November starts out with relatively low crowd levels and picks up speed as the holidays approach –– meaning while there are plenty of opportunities to visit Walt Disney World and see low Genie+ prices, there are just as many days on which Genie+ hits its peak pricing. In fact, during the holiday season, Genie+ typically sets new records for both demand and pricing year after year… meaning you definitely don’t want to run the risk of paying $39 or more (the record price during the 2023 holiday season!)

If you’re visiting before Thanksgiving, you’ll see the lowest Genie+ prices of the month. Once the holiday arrives, however, you can expect prices to only keep climbing as demand and the number of guests in the parks also increase. Oh, and don’t forget about events like Disney Jollywood Nights and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Both can bump up the crowd levels in the parks, although party attendees for these events likely won’t need Genie+, since their events are smaller and should see lower attraction wait times. However, they may cause increased crowds and demand at other theme parks.

Genie+ Price Calendar: December 2024

December 2024 Genie+ Price Calendar

December is, hands down, the most crowded month at Walt Disney World. It’s when the theme parks see their highest crowd levels of the year, and in turn that leads to a lot of interest around Genie+ –– and steadily increasing peak prices. Typically, Genie+ prices continue to climb heading into the days before Christmas, and as crowd levels stay high throughout New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, it’s common for the service to break records. You may not see the best value at the sky-high prices on these peak dates!

For more information about Genie+ at Walt Disney World, keep reading:

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Posts by Heather Adams

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Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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Heather Adams

Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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