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Genie Plus doesn’t allow users to specify their time

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Genie Plus doesn't allow users to specify their time
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Genie Plus Lightning Lane does not give users multiple options for times to ride. Read on for details.

With Genie Plus launching today, more information keeps coming out about how it can and can’t be used. We have learned that Genie+ doesn’t let you decide when to ride.

Fastpass+ Allowed Choice

Credit: KtP

Under the old Fastpass+ system (RIP), I could book a time of my choice for our preferred ride, depending on availability.

This was especially convenient for those of us who take mid-day breaks. We may prefer to ride in 4 hours rather than 45 minutes from now.

It may also apply for guests who have other plans in the park, such as a dining reservation or droid building.

Genie+ Tells You When to Ride

Credit: Screenshot from My Disney Experience

Genie+, the paid replacement for Fastpass+, does not allow guests to select whatever time they wish.

After your party purchases Genie+ Lightning Lanes ($15.98 per person per day including tax), you can book return times. Related: When can you book a Lightning Lane Selection?

However, in contrast to Fastpass+, you only have one return time window for each attraction. If you’d like to book that ride, you must book the next available time:

Individual Lightning Lanes

Credit: Screenshot from My Disney Experience

Two rides at each park offer Lightning Lane option for a separate price. You can see a list of those attractions here.

The good news is that these a-la-carte options DO offer the opportunity to select the most convenient (and available) time for you. You can search for ILL return times by hour. See photo above.

One Individual Lightning Lane sold out fairly early in the day today, so be sure to book those early! Check out opening day pricing for Individual Lightning Lanes here.

Will your party be using Genie Plus and/or Individual Lightning Lanes soon? How are you feeling about the rollout and changes? Let us know in the comments below and on Facebook.

-Rebecca W Davis

10 COMMENTS

  1. My last 3 trips to Disney I didn’t even go to the parks at all! That was the most relaxing part of my trip!!! I just found free things to do, like swimming in the pool in the middle of the day. Most people aren’t even around the pool then!

  2. I have to get up on my vaccination at 7 am what a joke! Then I can’t even schedule genie+ around other things we want to do in the park. This system sucks! Coming from someone who is paying $10,000 for a vacation here I should be able to plan ahead more like we used to!

  3. A vacation is suppose to be fun. Getting up early to book rides…..not fun! Stressing over if you get something…. not fun! Just tell us what to pay for it all. Universal gives one price and it’s a lot and we do it!

  4. Used to be local ap holder. Could book slinky dog or frozen at my convenient time, take a short ride enjoy a couple of rides maybe a cocktail then go home for dinner, all for cost of the pass. Those days are gone and so am I

  5. So this is just a paid version of the old paper Fastpass system. The old system was set up this exact same way. When you used your old paper Fastpass, you could then physically go to another FP kiosk and get another by putting your ticket in. Then you would receive a FP for a return time. Other than having to pay for this once free service, I’m ready to use it. We’ll see how well this works out.

  6. It just keeps getting better and better! SERIOUSLY?? we pay an exorbitant amount of money for a Disney vacation, and they’re dictating to us what we can do and when??? Oh boy I swear I hope there’s a boycott!!

  7. We were planning a Disney vacation this March, we go every 2 years. The Genie plus system and all the changes made us debate going to Universal instead and the more I find out about this system, the more it seems like we are going to Universal.

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