How much does Genie+ cost? Get the deets on how much you’ll shell out at WDW and DLR.
For more than two decades, FastPass was a free perk at Disney Resorts while other theme park chains (I’m looking at you, Universal Studios) attached a hefty price tag to their copycat offerings. But with the sunsetting of FastPass and the appearance of Disney Genie+, Disney guests now have to pay.
If you’re wondering what it’ll cost you to utilize the line-hopping perks of the former FastPass system with the new Genie+ in-app platform, we’ve got your guide. Keep reading to find out how much Genie+ will cost you and how it may affect budgeting and planning for your next Walt Disney World or Disneyland vacation.
How Much Does Genie+ Cost?
First, a distinction: The new Disney Genie service, a planning tool with real-time in-park updates, is completely free.Genie+ is a paid service built on top of that, which allows you to skip the line by reserving a ride time on select attractions.
For that privilege, you will pay per guest per day. The cost will fluctuate, depending on how busy the day is at the parks, and at Disney World, they now use park-specific pricing.
- Genie+ cost depends on the park and date you’re visiting at Disney World
- Genie+ cost starts at $30 per ticket per day at Disneyland Resort when bought in advance, but varies when bought day-of
Disneyland uses surge pricing, but it’s not park-specific. The pricing starts at $25 per person per day.
What Does Paying for Disney Genie+ Get You?
For that handsome per-day and per-guest fee, Genie+ will grant you access to over 40 attractions at Disney World and more than 15 at Disneyland. But sorry, friends, you’ll need more than Genie+ to enter the Cave of Wonders. You can select an arrival time at one attraction at a time using Genie+. During your arrival window, you simply show up and use the Lightning Lane entrance (a repurposed FastPass lane) and board the ride much more quickly. After you’ve had your fun, bust out your My Disney Experience or Disneyland app and make your next Genie+ selection.
Here’s a sampling of some of the Genie+ Lightning Lane rides at Disney World:
What? No Rise of the Resistance? No Seven Dwarfs Mine Train? No Radiator Springs Racers? For these E-Ticket attractions, Disney has an additional service you’ll need to purchase: Individual Lightning Lane attraction selection.
Disney Genie+ Individual Lightning Lane Pricing Details
Pricing for Individual Lightning Lane selections varies by ride and day. (Frustrating for us budgeters and planners, I know). Prices are likely to change seasonally and by day of the week, so keep checking back in and follow along on our Facebook and Instagram for updates. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to get a weekly dose of Disney news.
What Does Paying for an Individual Lightning Lane Get You?
While Disney Genie+ gets you access to a large sampling of popular rides (one at a time for selections, of course), Individual Lightning Lane attraction selection is a separate add-on service reserved for only the most popular of rides. You can pay for up to two Individual Lightning Lanes a day to ensure a ride on your favorite attractions, also through the Lightning Lane.
Individual Lightning Lanes can also be made through the My Disney Experience or Disneyland app.
Note: You’ll still be able to wait in line for all rides at WDW and DLR, save for those that have virtual queues.
More Disney Genie Coverage
We’ve created a collection of resources to help you navigate Disney Genie, Disney Genie+, and Individual Lightning Lanes. Check out these resources below to learn more:
- Everything You Need to Know about the Disney Genie Service
- Full List of Genie+ Lightning Lane Attractions
- What’s the Difference Between Disney Genie and Disney Genie+
- What Are Lightning Lanes?