The paid Genie+ system officially launches on Oct. 19, but as an exclusive gift to D23 Gold Members, Disney is offering free Disney Genie+ access on th inaugural day to those who register ahead of time.
Disney Genie+ officially marks the end of an era: Free FastPasses have gone to the graveyard of Haunted Mansion, and instead, we get the privilege of paying for the new Lightning Lane equivalent, Genie+. Genie+ costs $15 per day per person for access to Lightning Lanes, allowing you to avoid standby lines.
But what if you don’t want to pay for Genie+? You don’t have to. You’ll just have to stand in the traditional queue like the olden days. Or, on Oct. 19, you can get free Disney Genie+ service if you’re a Gold Member of D23.
How to Get Free Disney Genie+
D23 Gold Members received an email this afternoon offering free usage of the Genie+ service. Registration opens at 1 PM ET on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. To be able to get this complimentary access to Disney Genie+, you’ve got to have a valid Park Pass on Oct. 19,a nd you’ve got to be a D23 Gold Member.
If this describes you, hurry now and register before it’s too late. Disney is branding this as a LIMITED opportunity, so it’s not clear if every D23 Gold Member will be able to receive a free Disney Genie+ trial.
Not going to Disney World on Oct. 19 or just simply not a D23 Gold Member? You’ll still be able to pay for Genie+ whenever you visit. And chances are good that Disney will run other promotions with free Genie+ down the road.
How to Become a D23 Gold Member
Being a Gold Member of D23 gets you plenty of perks:
- The D23 Gold Member Collector Set
- One-year subscription to Disney twenty-three
- Access to VIP events and experiences
- Discounts and special offers
You can sign up online. It’s just $99.99 a year for a single Gold Membership or $129.99 a year for a duo membership experience.
If the price is too steep, you can also become a General Member of D23.
Not sure if you’re going? You can just get more information about a potential Disney vacation.