Anyone else still trying to understand the new Genie, Genie+, and Individual Lightning Lane? Today, Disney revealed new restrictions that may be in place for Genie+. You will want to check this out to see how it may affect your future Disney trip planning.
There is so much to take in with the different levels of Disney Genie, Disney Genie+, and also the Individual Lightning Lane. Be sure to check out Monica’s article where she helps explain each aspect of this new system.
Although the Walt Disney Company has not released a debut date, we have a better estimation when Disney Genie may be available. At this time it appears that Disney Genie will be available later in October 2021 at Walt Disney World. Disney Genie will be available for Disneyland a couple of weeks later.
The Disney Genie is a free system that helps to develop suggested touring plans for your day in the Parks. This will soon be available for use through the My Disney Experience app.
The Disney Genie+ is a paid feature that allows Guests to choose a next available time to arrive at a variety of attractions and experiences using the Lightning Lane entrance.
This sounds a lot like the FastPass system that we used to enjoy for FREE. Disney Genie+ will cost $15 per person per day at Disney World and $20 per person per day at Disneyland.
There are a few restrictions with Genie+. The first is that not all attractions are available for the Lightening Lane selections. These include more popular attractions in each Park. We will talk more about these attractions in just a moment.
Today, the Walt Disney Company revealed that there is another BIG restrictions that could affect Genie+ unless a further modification is added. Carlye Wisel shared earlier today that currently, Guests may only make 1 Lightening Lane selection for each attraction per day.
This means if your family absolutely loves Tower of Terror and wants to ride this attraction multiple times in the same day, you will be waiting in line. At this time, you would only be able to skip the line and utilize the Lightning Lane one time for Tower of Terror. If you chose to enjoy this attraction additional times, you would be waiting in the standby queue.
With Disney Genie+, Guests may only make 1 Lightening Lane selection for each attraction per day.
This is a bit disappointing for Guests, especially after purchasing this for an additional fee! The Disney Genie is still being tested and revisions may still be made. I am hoping that a revision may be made to this current restriction.
Individual Lightning Lane
Above we mentioned that 2 attractions in each Park will not be available for selection in Disney Genie+. Check out these headliner attractions for each Park HERE.
Individual Lightning Lane is a paid system priced per person per attraction. You can select up to two headliners per day to ride using this option. At this time, Disney has not yet released the cost of this new Individual Lightning Lane system.
What do you think of Disney Genie, Genie+, and Individual Lightning Lane? What do you think about only being able to enjoy an attraction one time per day while utilizing the Genie+ Lightning Lane? Will you be paying for Genie+ when it is made available? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook Page.