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The Disney Genie+ Rule that you Need to Know About

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The Disney Genie+ Rule that you Need to Know About
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Do you plan to use Disney Genie+ during your next trip to the Disney Parks? Check out the one rule that you need to know about.

Disney Genie+

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Just to give a bit of a review of what Disney Genie+ is, this is a brand new system that was introduced to Walt Disney World in October 2021. The Disney Genie+ is a one-day fee add-on where you can access even more attractions with shorter wait times for $15.98 (including tax) per day per Guest. See which attractions are included in this Lightning Lane access HERE.

Have you wondered if the new Disney Genie+ option is worth the price at Walt Disney World? Check out this review of a day in the Magic Kingdom using Disney Genie+ and also a review of using Disney Genie+ for families HERE.

New Changes for Diseny Genie+

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Disney Genie+ was first available last fall. Since that time, we have tried to understand this complicated new system. Now that we finally had a clear view of this system, Disney is making a few changes and adding a few restrictions.

Recently we shared that starting today, not only can guests no longer purchase Genie+ ahead of time, but Disney may also be limiting sales of Genie+. This came along with a few other restrictions. You can check out how these restrictions may affect your next trip to Walt Disney World HERE.

The 120 Rule

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Many Disney guests knew of this secretive “120 Rule” for Disney Genie+, but Disney never acknowledged it. The “120 Rule” is that guests may make another Lightning Lane selection 120 minutes from the time of the official park opening and also 120 minutes from the time of their last made Lightning Lane selection.

This means that even if you have not used your 11:10 am Lightning Lane selection for Splash Mountain, you can still make another Lightning Lane selection at 11:00 am if Magic Kingdom opens to all guests at 9:00 am. Until today, Disney had not shared this rule with guests.

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The Walt Disney World website now states, “You must redeem an existing Disney Genie+ service Lightning Lane selection or wait 2 hours—whichever comes first—before making another Lightning Lane entrance selection through Disney Genie+ service. Please note: the 2-hour wait to make another selection begins when the park opens, even if you made your first booking at 7:00 AM.”

“You must redeem an existing Disney Genie+ service Lightning Lane selection or wait 2 hours—whichever comes first—before making another Lightning Lane entrance selection through Disney Genie+ service.”

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It is interesting that they now include this information. This would have been extremely helpful for guests to have access to when Disney Genie was first announced.

What do you think of the “120 Rule”? Have you used this during past visits while using Disney Genie+? Do you think Dinsey Parks should have shared this rule at the launch of Disney Genie+? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook Page.

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  1. I think it sucks, was negligent and unfair of Disney not to have provided this information!!!! We (all 10 of us) were there in November and on several days used Genie+ (which I don’t think is a good value). That was almost $160 a day we paid and were not advised of this 120 Rule. This is selling a service and not disclosing all the information. I would prefer to go back to fast passes even if we have to pay the $15 a day to make reservations for a specific time and make changes) I have been so annoyed with Disney’s nickel and diming that if is weren’t for the kids I am about done! But, Disney knows this is the way it is for most people so they keep killing us to pay more, above the cost of parks tickets, to be able to even ride any rides in a decent time frame. In November we spent most of our time in lines and still were not able to ride very many rides. The kids came home without being able to experience much of the parks. I have never seen the crowds in the parks like they are now (except maybe Easter years ago which I now avoid like the plague). So sad.

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