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More Signs to Point to Genie Debut in Time for the 50th Anniversary

More Signs to Point to Genie Debut in Time for the 50th Anniversary
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Disney has shared a lot of information about the new Genie system. However, one thing they have remained quiet about is when it will debut. More signs point toward its debut for the 50th anniversary!


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Disney has unveiled a brand new experience coming to the parks: Disney Genie. This replaces the old free FastPass+ (Walt Disney World) and MaxPass (Disneyland) systems.

Disney Genie is touted as a revolutionary tool to help you have the best Disney day. This free service is said to help you plan your day – from wait times and itineraries to making reservations and joining virtual queues, Disney promises to deliver.

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Built on top of Genie, the Genie+ is a paid feature that offers more convenience and flexibility. Here is the shortened version: for $15 per person per day at Disney World and $20 per person per day at Disneyland, choose the next available time to arrive at a variety of attractions and experiences using the Lightning Lane entrance.

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Individual Lightning Lane Selections are priced per person per attraction. You can select up to two headliners per day to ride using this option. Pricing varies based on date, park, and attraction.

We have a huge guide where we answered all the burning questions you have about these new systems. Be sure to read it if you need help understanding!

Genie Testing and Training

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Last week we shared that Cast Member testing was reportedly set to begin this week. We think this may mean we are getting closer to Guest testing before an official debut.

Cast Members have training on the system before they have the opportunity to test it in the park. This is supposed to take place this week and next.

Donald Duck at Magic Kingdom Park is one of the “Disney Fab 50” golden character sculptures appearing in all four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., as part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” beginning Oct. 1, 2021, in honor of the resort’s 50th anniversary. (David Roark, photographer)

There are about 2.5 weeks to go until the 50th so we could see some kind of soft testing/preview to Guests. With these steps taking place now, everything is pointing towards an official Genie debut for the start of the 50th anniversary on October 1.

Will you purchase Genie+ and Lightning Lane selections on your next trip? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook.

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