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 and make the most of your time at Disneyland Resort!
Disney Genie is a complimentary service available for all Guests via the Disneyland 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 work!
Available for all guests right in the Disneyland 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 decades 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
Disney Genie+ provides access to the Lightning Lane by selecting arrival windows at more than 15 attractions throughout the two parks. Disney Genie+ will be available to add to your ticket or vacation package for $30 per person per day.
If you choose not to add Disney Genie+ in advance or if you only want to purchase it on select days, Disney Genie+ is also available for purchase for single-day use in order to use this “skip the line” benefit. Single-day purchases for Disney Genie+ through the Disneyland app will begin at $30 per day, and may vary by date, based on demand. You can purchase Disney Genie+ inside the app after you have entered the park.
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. This will ensure that you are all set just as soon as you arrive!
How it works:
Once you have Disney Genie+ service, you can book the next available arrival window for your first experience via the Disneyland mobile app (available as soon as you enter the park on the day of your visit). Once you’ve redeemed your initial selection (or the arrival window has passed), or if it has been 2 hours since you made your last selection, you can make another selection using the app, and so on up to park closing.
Disney Genie+ also includes special Audio Tales to enhance your experience in the parks, as well as all of your Disney PhotoPass Downloads from your day!
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 the next available 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:
When can Disney Genie+ be added to existing vacation packages?
Disney Genie+ can be added for your full length of stay to all existing resort + ticket vacation packages booked after November 4, 2021. For future vacation package bookings, it can be added at time of booking or any time up until 5 days 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 Disneyland mobile app each morning when you enter the park.
Can Individual Attraction Selections be purchased prior to my check-in date?
No, Individual Attraction Selections can only be purchased on the day of. This option will be available in the Disneyland app after you have entered your first theme park for the day.
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 15 attractions throughout the two parks. 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 Disneyland mobile app.
If I have a Park Hopper ticket, can I purchase Disney Genie+ and use it at both 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 either park you visit that day, including if you visit both 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.
What is the price for Disney Genie+?
Disney Genie+ can be included in your ticket or vacation package for $30 per person, per day. Single-day purchases for Disney Genie+ through the Disneyland app will begin at $30 per day, and may vary by date, based on demand.
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 Disney California Adventure and the other in Disneyland 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 Radiator Springs Racers at Disney California Adventure and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance in Disneyland on the same day. Guests can make up to 2 Individual Attraction Selections each day.
Does Disney Genie+ open at the same time for all Guests?
All Guests can purchase Disney Genie+ (if not already included in their ticket) and can begin making selections once they have entered their first theme park of the day.
When can I start reserving Individual Attraction Selections?
All Guests can start making Individual Attraction Selections inside the Disneyland mobile app as soon they have entered their first theme park of the day.
Can I modify a Disney Genie+ selection?
Yes, you can cancel and rebook an available time/attraction, based on availability.
Are these features the same as they are at Walt Disney World?
Walt Disney World 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 Walt Disney World Resort!