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Breaking News: New Disney Genie+ Debuts with Alarming Restrictions

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Breaking News: New Disney Genie Debut Date with Alarming Restrictions

Disney fans are still greatly divided about the new Disney Genie system currently available at Walt Disney World. This will now be available at Disneyland very soon but with disappointing restrictions.

Disney Genie Debut

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Recently we announced which Disney World attractions will be included in the Genie+ paid service. You can see the list of the attractions that will included at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom here

Since the debut of Disney Genie, Disney Genie+, and the Individual Lighting Lane, Guests have been divided if this would be worth the price. Be sure to check out my honest review of using Disney Genie+ at Walt Disney World HERE.

Now Disneyland will be able to experience the maybe not so powerful Genie. We now have a debut date for Disney Genie at Disneyland: Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

We now have a debut date for Disney Genie at Disneyland: Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

Disney Genie+ Price

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Disney Genie+ be available for the price of $20 per person per day. This will include PhotoPass but will not include the AR lenses that are available at Walt Disney World. This will include audio tours as well.

This will allow Guests access to select attractions. Be sure to check out the full list HERE. At this time it appears that Disneyland Guests will only be able to book a Lightning Lane attractions for the next available time rather than choosing the arrival time that works best for them such as at Walt Disney World.

Unlike MaxPass, Guests will be unable to modify their return time. This is a big drawback for this new system.

Individual Lightning Lane

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What about those fan favorite attractions that are not available in the Disney Genie+ cost? Those are available for the Individual Lightning Lane. This is an added cost that will range in price from $7-$20 per ride. These will be for Rise of the Resistance, WEB Slingers, and Radiator Springs Racers.

The big difference with the Individual Lightning Lane at Disneyland is that Guests will not be able to select their return time for these attractions, but simply the next available arrival time.

Further Restricitons

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In Walt Disney World, Resort Guests could make Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane selections prior to park opening. At Disneyland, all Guests must make their Lighting Lane and Individual Lightning Lane selection once they have scanned into the Park.

At Disneyland, all Guests must make their Lighting Lane and Individual Lightning Lane selection once they have scanned into the Park.

It doesn’t seem to make sense why there are so many restrictions for the debut of Disney Genie in Disneyland.

What do you think of these changes? Will you be purchasing the Disney Genie+ or Individual Lighting Lane at Disneyland? Have you used this at Walt Disney World? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook Page.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Thank goodness on my November trip I had someone a lot younger then me to figure out the new tech. I’m 72. I’ve done all the planning for 10 years. This time I just gave them my info and said “HERE. You take over. Tech and me don’t get along.” IMHO Disney is pushing a lot of seniors aside. On the other hand with what I experienced with wheel chair help this this time was incredible. I’ve never before had such reaching out to me with CM asking If they could be of assistance. Just wanted to give a shout out and a thank you

  2. I think Genie, Genie + and paid Lightening Lanes are expensive(not plain Genie) and are a pain. Just want to go back to Fast Passes where it is fair to everyone and you don’t have to spend an additional $15, or up to another $30 over and a o e the price of your ticket. Disney is making money hand over fist per person each day. It sucks! Plus you need to always be on your phone. I go on vacation to relax ( or at Disney at least enjoy) my time which means time away from my phone and not constantly on it. You need it for rides, wait times, to order food Genie etc. Not fun!

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