Disney Genie is out of the lamp, and it’s going to make your experience at Walt Disney World more seamless! How? Let’s find out what it is and why you need it.
Disney Genie is a complimentary digital service designed by Disney. It will help increase your convenience going around Disney World.
Just like you want to have an itinerary planned before you travel to a place, this app feature will give you the flexibility to tour around WDW.
So basically, Disney Genie is an app feature that will guide you through the theme park and give you tips. It will save time that you would have spent waiting in line and make the most of every minute you spend at WDW.
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How to use Disney Genie?
The app feature is in-built in all Disneyland apps and the My Disney Experience app. When you click on the newly added feature of Disney Genie, it will tell you how you can maximize your park time.
There is an option to personalize your itinerary to map a whole day around Disney World seamlessly. It includes attractions, events, food experiences, and general interests like dressing up as Disney princesses, Star Wars characters, popular villains, etc.
Just like the character Genie, all you need to do is a command. Practically, a virtual genie will be there at your service!
Features in Disney Genie
Here are the reasons why you need this feature:
The 50th-anniversary celebration includes introducing something to look out for every day. To ensure you don’t miss out on any of the updates, the Genie will give you all the news about what’s happening around each day.
The updates include all activities to expect within 24 hours to make you spontaneously come to WDW and enjoy the fun! It will also update you about what’s upcoming so that you can book your events in advance.
Personalize your favorites
You can have a top board to see your favorite updates instantly. The exhibit showcases current and forecasted wait times, helping you analyze when you can access your favorite attraction.
We have all spent a day at Disney World when we felt we could be explored more! The app feature helps you plan ahead of time to prevent such disappointments.
It allows you to be a part of a virtual queue before physically reaching your favorite attractions and experience the fun! It also takes in dining reservations as you can order your food before getting there.
So, Disney Genie is a virtual assistant you need to summon!
How to avail Lightning Lane entrance to save time?
Looking to avoid long queues at Disney World is of primary importance because it can take out the fun! And let’s not forget the lingering social distancing issues.
Well, thankfully, Disney made our lives easier with the Disney Genie app feature already. The other option to avoid queues is by availing Lightning Lane entrance!
Here is how you can spend more time at Walt Disney World instead of wasting time in queues:
Disney Genie Service
By purchasing a ticket worth USD15 for Walt Disney World and USD20 for Disneyland Resort, you can arrive at several attractions and be a part of experiences through Lightning Lane.
The ticket allows you to select a particular time within the day to experience attractions like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Haunted Mansion, and more.
It is the latest evolution of the Disney MaxPass service offered by Disneyland Resort. The Disney Genie+ provides you audiovisuals of experiences to help you capture your memories. It has a feature to provide augmented reality lenses for the ultimate Disney PhotoPass downloads.
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Selecting individual attractions
The Lightning Lane entrance allows you to select two attractions on a particular day and reach there at your convenience.
For example, suppose you choose to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom. You can visit at the time you book your slot and avoid waiting in long queues.
Things to note
- It is important to note that some attractions will be subject to limited availability
- There will be some attractions that do not come under the Disney Genie+ feature
- The cost to avail of this feature can differ according to date, park, an attraction
- Lightning Lane is only available for the same day you plan to visit and pay the extra fees
- You can use the feature over multiple theme parks – perfect for Park Hopper users
- Regular queue option will remain available irrespective of this added facility
- Certain attractions will have virtual queues to enhance flexibility – for example Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
FASTPASS, FastPass+, and Disney MaxPass services have now been stopped. But Disney is excited about offering a seamless option for visitors through Disney Genie.