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Would you be willing to pay even more for a Better Disney Genie+ Experience?

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Would you be willing to pay even more for a Better Disney Genie+ Experience?
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Is Disney Genie+ really worth the cost? Let’s look at the current limitations with Disney Genie+ and check out the newest Premier Access Disney paid service that may be worth the high price tag.

Disney Genie+

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Walt Disney World introduced the Disney Genie+ back in October 2021. This 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.

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.

Yesterday, Disney Genie+ began new restrictions. Now not only can guests no longer purchase Genie+ ahead of time, but Disney may also be limiting sales of Genie+. You can check out how these restrictions may affect your next trip to Walt Disney World HERE. Today, Disney also shared the once secretive “120 Rule.”  If you are going to use Disney Genie+, you need to read about this helpful rule HERE.

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We also heard a rumor that Disney may begin limiting the ability to stack multiple attractions with the Disney Genie+. Learn more about this possible restriction HERE. All of these restrictions, in addition to Disney stating that guests should only expect to enjoy 2 to 3 attractions per day with Disney Genie+, cause many guests to question if this is really the best system to replace the previous FREE FastPass system.

Another Disney Park may have developed a better system, but hold onto your wallets because it comes with a hefty price tag.

Premier Access

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The first Disney Park to debut this new paid attraction system was Disneyland Paris. Premier Access first debuted in August 2021. At that time prices for the top attraction were 15€ and lower-level attractions were 8€.

Back in October, Disneyland Paris adjusted the pricing for Premier Access.  Top attractions can now be enjoyed at 12€ and lower attractions can be enjoyed for 5€. Now, we see a new option for the Premier Access system at Disneyland Paris.

Starting today, guests can pay one price to have Premier Access Ultimate. This pass includes one-time access to 12 of the most popular attractions at both Disneyland Paris and also Walt Disney Studios. This price starts at 90€ (roughly $96 US) and the price may go up depending on the date of the visit. For this price guests simply jump in line without selecting a time slot to enjoy the following attractions:

  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Hyperspace Mountain
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast
  • Star Tours
  • Autopia
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  • Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril
  • Phantom Manor
  • Crush’s Coaster
  • Cars ROAD TRIP

This may sound like a hefty price tag, but is it worth it? Do you think Walt Disney World may add such an option in the near future? Would it be worth it to simply jump in line rather than select random time slots from the Disney Genie+ app? Would it be worth it to not have to get up early to make your first Lightning Lane selection? Tell us what you think on our Facebook Page.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I agree with Lisa. $96 per person per day is outrageous, especially when you will have to spend valuable time (and cost) park hopping to get more than a handful of key attractions in one day, and the ILLs will still be extra. I am expecting Disney will still limit the Lightning Lane access to each attraction to once per day to give others an opportunity to access the key attractions. Out-of-town guests will pay the fee regardless of the cost because it’s still cheaper than a VIP tour. These guests will find other ways to cut their costs (e.g., bringing their own food or eating off grounds, purchasing fewer souvenirs, staying in a less expensive hotel, shortening their visit, etc.).

  2. Disney World might offer it but the only way it would work would be to greatly limit sales. The whole reason why the current Genie+ does not work is because EVERYONE buys it and EVERYONE is trying to get the same attractions first thing every morning. Maybe increasing the pricing will make it less attractive so only those with significant disposable income will purchase but I seriously doubt it. People will find a way to make the price work. The reason why Genie+ works so well and is totally worth it at Disneyland is because the majority of guests are local so they do not bother to pay for it. Therefore there are alway tons of options to choose from within minutes of when you select them. The exact opposite is true at Disney World. Majority of guests are out of town coming for their once a year or once in a lifetime trip. When you are paying 5k-10k for a trip to Disney $96 extra starts to seem reasonable (hint – it is not!). At least for parks like MK and HS. Disney World guests will find a way to buy it so it will have to be limited.

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