Disney Genie and Lightning Lane
Did you know that Disney lets you customize your vacation to meet your family’s needs? One way they do that is through the new Disney Genie, Disney Genie+ and Individual Attraction Selections. These new services will help you navigate the theme parks more easily and make the most of your time at Walt Disney World! These brand new services launched at Walt Disney World in October 2021.
Disney Genie is a complimentary service available for all Guests via the My Disney Experience app, while Disney Genie+ and Individual Attraction Selections are available for purchase to help you maximize your day and save time waiting in line. Keep reading to learn more about these new offerings and how they can be added to your Walt Disney World vacation package or ticket!
Available for all guests right in the My Disney Experience mobile app, the complimentary Disney Genie service offers new features that let you create your best Disney day. These features include a personalized itinerary creator that effortlessly and smartly maps out an entire day inspired by the things you tell it you love – helping you make the most of your park time so you can have even more fun.
Disney Genie continues to update your itinerary from morning to night as the day changes, so you can stay spontaneous and go with the flow. Disney Genie uses Disney’s 50+ years of knowledge and expertise in how guests visit the parks to make the experience better for everyone by:
• Reducing time in lines while keeping in mind your top attraction picks
• Pacing the day with experiences you will enjoy – and haven’t already done yet
• Building around existing plans like dining reservations and whether you have a Park Hopper® ticket
Access to the Lightning Lane by selecting arrival windows at more than 40+ attractions. Disney Genie+ is available for $15 per person per day. This can be added onto your package for your length of ticket before you travel, or you can purchase it for single-day use via the My Disney Experience app on the day of.
If you want to add Disney Genie+ to your vacation package (length of ticket) for your whole trip, let your Wish Upon a Star with Us agent know and we will get it added for you in advance. This will ensure that you are all set just as soon as you arrive!
If you choose not to add Disney Genie+ in advance but still want to use it, you will need to purchase it each day of your vacation via your My Disney Experience Mobile app in order to use this “skip the line” benefit.
How it works:
Once you have Disney Genie+ service, you can book the next available arrival window for your first experience via the My Disney Experience mobile app beginning at 7:00 AM on the day of your visit. Once you’ve redeemed your initial selection (or it has been more than 2 hours since you make your first selection), you can make another selection using the app, and so on up to park closing.
INDIVIDUAL LIGHTNING LANE ATTRACTION SELECTIONS
For some of the most highly demanded attractions (which are not included in Disney Genie+), Lightning Lane entry will be available for purchase individually. Guests may purchase and select an arrival window one at a time for up to two attractions a day and pricing will vary depending on the date. This option will be available for all guests, with or without Disney Genie+ service, and cannot be added in advance.
The image below shows which attractions are included in Disney Genie+ and which ones will be available for Individual Lightning Lane purchase*:
*Attraction offerings are subject to change.
When can Disney Genie+ be added to existing vacation packages?
Disney Genie+ launched on October 19, 2021, and can now be added onto all existing resort + ticket vacation packages for your full length of stay. It can be added at time of booking or any time up until the day before you arrive!
If I add Disney Genie+ to my vacation package, does it provide the service for all days I will be in the parks?
Yes, for example if you have a 3-day park ticket and add Disney Genie+ to your vacation package, you will have Disney Genie+ for all 3 days you will be in the parks.
Can I purchase Disney Genie+ for partial days of my vacation?
Yes, but not in advance. If Disney Genie+ is not added to your vacation package for your full length of stay, you will be responsible for purchasing Disney Genie+ within your My Disney Experience mobile app each morning starting at 7 am ET.
Can Individual Attraction Selections be purchased prior to my check-in date?
No, Individual Attraction Selections can only be purchased on the day of. They can be purchased beginning at 7 am ET for Disney Resort hotel guests, or at the park opening time for all other Guests.
If I want to “skip the lines” at the parks, which do I need?
You need Disney Genie+, at a minimum, to skip lines at more than 40 attractions. If you’d like to skip the lines at the top headliner attractions, you will want to purchase Individual Attraction Selections each morning of your vacation via your My Disney Experience mobile app.
If I have a Park Hopper ticket, can I purchase Disney Genie+ and use it at multiple parks in the same day?
Yes, if you purchase Disney Genie+ with a Park Hopper ticket, you can use Disney Genie+ to access Lightning Lanes at the included attractions in any park you visit that day, including if you visit multiple parks on the same day.
Can I still enjoy attractions without Disney Genie+ or Individual Attraction Selections?
Yes, standby lines and virtual queues will be offered without Disney Genie+ or Individual Attraction Selections.
Will Disney Genie+ “sell out”?
No, Disney Genie+ will be available to all guests who would like to purchase the feature.
Can I purchase Individual Attraction Selections without purchasing Disney Genie+?
Yes. You do not need to purchase Disney Genie+ in order to purchase Individual Attraction Selections.
Can Individual Attraction Selections be made for more than one park? For example, can one be for Magic Kingdom and the other EPCOT for the same day?
Yes, Individual Attraction Selections can be made for more than one park in the same day. For example, you could purchase Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom and Frozen Ever After at EPCOT.
Does Disney Genie+ open at 7 am ET for all guests, or only for those staying at Walt Disney World Resort hotels?
All Guests with Disney Genie+ can select their first Lightning Lane attraction beginning at 7 am ET.
Do Individual Attraction Selections open at 7 am ET for all guests, or only for those staying at Walt Disney World Resort hotels?
Guests staying at Walt Disney World Resort hotels, Shades of Green® Resort or the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotels can purchase Individual Attraction Selections on the day of their visit, starting at 7 am ET. All other Guests can purchase Individual Attraction Selections on the day of their visit, starting at each park’s opening time.
Can I modify a Disney Genie+ selection?
Yes, you can cancel and rebook an available time/attraction, based on availability.
What time can I make my Disney Genie+ selections?
Starting at 7 am ET the morning you are visiting a park.
Are these features the same as they are at the Disneyland Resort?
The Disneyland Resort in Southern California also offers Disney Genie, Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lane. Many of the features work the same, although there are some key differences between the Disneyland version and the Walt Disney World version. Click here to learn more about these features at the Disneyland Resort!