“It’s the most…crowded time of the year?” Yes, it is! And many Disney Genie selections are now gone with massive crowds. See what’s unavailable and how to avoid this during your trip!
As we celebrate a time of thanks, many are heading to Disney World to enjoy some theme park fun. With many schools off for Thursday and Friday (some even today), this week provides a wonderful opportunity for families to have several vacation days.
If you take a look at Character Locator, you know this week is not the most ideal time to visit Disney. This is no secret. Holiday breaks are always more crowded than traditional weeks.
By the way, Kenny has color-coded best/worst days and parks for every day of the year! Not only that, but if you are forced to visit Disney during a busy time, he has great touring strategies to help you beat the crowds.
Due to this busy week, we are seeing incredibly high wait times for attractions across all four theme parks. You can see those HERE.
Genie Selections Gone
Disney recently rolled out the all new Genie, Genie+, and Individual Lightning Lane Selections last month. It has been met with frustration and confusion as we all try to re-learn how to skip the line at Disney.
With those high wait times, it’s understandable that many Guests are choosing to purchase Genie+ for $15/day/person and those ILLS (which are an additional cost – usually in the $7-$15 range). I mean, wouldn’t you want to skip those long waits?!
Today, November 24, many Genie+ selections are unavailable. It’s only 10:30 am! Here’s a look at what can no longer be booked:
At Magic Kingdom, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is the only ride that is “sold out.” This is an ILLS attraction. Space Mountain can still be purchased with the next window beginning at 4:20 pm.
Frozen Ever After and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure are the two ILLS attractions at Epcot, and they are both unavailable for the day. If you want to ride Remy, you will need to go for the 1:00 pm group. See our best tips for getting a group HERE.
Test Track is the only Genie+ attraction that is sold out at Epcot.
Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run, Slinky Dog Dash, and Rise of the Resistance (an ILLS) attraction are not currently offered at Hollywood Studios.
Over at Animal Kingdom, Flight of Passage (an ILLS ride) is sold out for the day, and Kilimanjaro Safaris is not currently offered either.
How to beat the crowds
It is surely disappointing for those who purchased the Genie+ and now do not have access to many of the big-ticket rides! I would advise against going during a holiday if you can.
More attractions may sell out as the day wears on! Be sure you are following Kenny’s crowd calendars and touring plans so you can beat the crowds.
Are you at Disney this week? Share your experiences with us in the comments below and on Facebook.