Cost of Genie+ — Our Guide to Genie Plus Prices

by | Sep 18, 2023 | Disneyland Parks, DLR News, WDW Blog, WDW News

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.

disney genie lightning lane

Photo by Cliff Wang

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.

Disneyland uses surge pricing, but it’s not park-specific. The pricing starts at $25 per person per day.

For maximum pricing, we’ve seen the number rise. During the 2022 holiday season, Disney World’s pricing hit a high of $29/per person, per day. However, this record was broken on April 4, 2023, the opening date for TRON Lightcycle / Run. For that day, Genie+ pricing was $35/per person, per day, the highest we’ve seen so far. This could absolutely change now that park-specific pricing has been introduced.

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.

Tap here for the full list of Genie+ attractions at WDW.

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.

RELATED: Disneyland Genie+ Lightning Lane attractions list

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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Boom baby! Timothy Moore is excited to serve as a WDW Magazine contributor and resident Disney Renaissance expert. When he's not drinking around the world at EPCOT or gobbling down Mickey Waffles for breakfast, he can usually be found with his partner hiking and kayaking the great outdoors, putting off writing his novel by playing Nintendo Switch, or telling his dogs Goomba and Blooper that they're the best boys in the world ad nauseam (because they are).
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