Cost of Genie+: Our Guide to Genie Plus Prices

by | Jun 11, 2024 | Disneyland Parks, DLR News, Walt Disney World News, WDW Blog

How much does Genie+ cost? Get the deets on how much you’ll shell out at when visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort to be able to skip the line.

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+ in 2021, 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 Disney Genie+ Cost?

First, let’s clarify a major distinction: The Disney Genie service, a planning tool with real-time in-park updates, is completely free. However, then there’s Genie+, and that is a paid service that you can purchase day-of that’s built into the Disney Genie service. Disney Genie+ allows you to purchase the service, and then select Lightning Lanes that you can use to skip the regular standby line by reserving a ride time on select attractions.

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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 Disney World now uses park-specific pricing.

Spring Break Genie+ Pricing

Wondering what Disney Genie+ costs for peak time periods, such as spring break? We recorded the Disney Genie+ and individual Lightning Lane pricing from March 2024 at Disney World for reference.

Disney Genie+ Pricing:

  • Multi-Park: $35
  • Magic Kingdom: $35
  • EPCOT: $28
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: $32
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: $25

Lightning Lane Pricing:

  • Avatar Flight of Passage: $16
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind: $17
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train: $12
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance: $25
  • TRON Lightcycle / Run: $20

Genie+ Pricing for the Holidays

During the holiday season, Disney Genie+ sees a particularly high jump in surge pricing. For the 2023 holiday season, we shared daily prices from December 18 to January 1, 2024, which saw the highest Disney Genie+ pricing on record.

Disney Genie+ Pricing:

  • Multi-Park: $39
  • Magic Kingdom: $39
  • EPCOT: $32
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: $35
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: $29

Lightning Lane Pricing:

  • Avatar Flight of Passage: $16
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind: $17
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train: $12
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance: $25
  • TRON Lightcycle / Run: $20

It’s also important to note that on multiple days, the options for Multi-Park, Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios sold out.

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. You can select an arrival time at one attraction at a time using Genie+. During your arrival window, you simply show up use the Lightning Lane entrance 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. Read a full list of Genie+ attractions at Disney World here, or read more about the Disneyland options here.

Lightning Lane vs Disney Genie+

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. These rides are not included as part of the Disney Genie+ service and instead come with a separate per-person, per-ride cost to use the Lightning Lane.

Similar to Disney Genie+, these rides all experience surge pricing, so you’ll be paying more for a Lightning Lane to Rise of the Resistance around Christmas than you will on a weekday in August.

Disney World Individual Lightning Lane Selections

  • Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT
  • TRON Lightcycle / Run at Magic Kingdom
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom
  • Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disneyland Individual Lightning Lane Selections

  • Rise of the Resistance at Disneyland Park
  • Radiator Spring Racers

Disney Genie+ Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to a few of your most frequently asked questions about the cost of Disney Genie+, Lightning Lanes, and more.

Can You Buy Disney Genie+ in Advance?

Currently, Disney World only allows you to purchase Disney Genie+ the day of your visit. Because it has date-based pricing, the cost of the service will depend on which park(s) you are visiting as well as the date.

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.

Disney Genie Service Tip Board, showing standby line times and Lightning Lane availability for The Seas with Nemo & Friends, Spaceship Earth, and Turtle Talk with Crush

Tap here for the full list of rides that are included as Individual Lightning Lanes.

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:

Guide to Disney Genie+: Everything You Need to Know

How to Use My Disney Experience: A Comprehensive Guide

What’s the Difference Between Disney Genie and Disney Genie+?

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Timothy Moore is the editorial director of WDW Magazine, DLR Magazine, and DCL Magazine. He has 15 years of experience in storytelling across roles in content marketing, market research, SEO, and journalism. In addition to running an award-winning Disney magazine, Timothy writes travel and finance content for sites like Business Insider, USA Today, and Forbes.
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Timothy Moore is the editorial director of WDW Magazine, DLR Magazine, and DCL Magazine. He has 15 years of experience in storytelling across roles in content marketing, market research, SEO, and journalism. In addition to running an award-winning Disney magazine, Timothy writes travel and finance content for sites like Business Insider, USA Today, and Forbes.
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