What Is Disney Genie+?
Disney World’s FastPass+ was a free service that allowed guests to skip the stand-by lines via an expedited entryway on popular rides. Many people were disappointed when this service was suspended during the 2020 coronavirus closure.
Now comes word that FastPass will be returning, but in a different form.
As a replacement to FastPass, Disney is introducing two types of paid “lightning” access options via the new Disney Genie service.
The first add-on option is called Disney Genie+. You can think of it as the new “paid FastPass.”
While the Disney Genie optimizing app is totally free, guests who wish to utilize shorter ride queues will need to pay a little extra for the Disney Genie+ service.
Disney Genie+ will function in a similar manner as the old FastPass system, and the former FastPass line will now be called “Lightning Lane.”
Guests will reserve a ride time using the Disney Genie app, and only one Genie+ reservation can be made at a time.
Reservations can be made beginning at 7 a.m. on the day of the visit to a Walt Disney World or as soon as the parks open at Disneyland.
Once this reservation is used, the guest will be able to make another one. Disney park hoppers will be able to use Genie+ at multiples parks on the same day.
There are also some interesting perks attached to the Genie+ service.
Disneyland’s Genie+ users will receive unlimited PhotoPass downloads and Disney World Genie+ will be able to experiment with augmented reality technology on their cell phones. Guests at both parks will also receive complimentary audio experiences.
Which Attractions Are Included in Disney Genie+?
The service will allow quick access to over 40 attractions at Walt Disney World Resort and over 15 attractions at Disneyland.
The list of Disney Genie+ attractions has not been released yet but Disney did give a few examples of attractions that will be available via Genie+. These include Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Haunted Mansion, and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.
More information is to be released soon. Stay tuned!