Have you been frustrated with Disney Genie, Disney Genie+, and Individual Lightning Lanes? Check out the new update that will make your next park day even easier.
In October 2021, Walt Disney World unveiled the Disney Genie. This provides guests with a free tip board with the Dinsey Genie. 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. Finally, the third option of Individual Lightning Lane where guests can purchase return times for select attractions.
You are not alone if this sounds confusing and a bit like an infomercial. Finally, after roughly nine months, an update will finally make navigating the Disney Genie system a bit easier.
Purchasing Disney Genie+
There were quite a few Disney bus rides where complete strangers would help one another navigate through the My Disney Experience app trying to purchase Disney Genie+ before the 7:00 am window for Disney Resort guests to make their first Lightning Lane selection.
When you select “Tip Board” from the menu selection, you will now notice that at the very top of the screen is a link to purchase Disney Genie+ for the day.
A new update to version 7.10 on the My Disney Experience app has now made this even easier. When you select “Tip Board” from the menu selection, you will now notice that at the very top of the screen is a link to purchase Disney Genie+ for the day. This new link now makes it even easier to start your day.
Also at the top of the “Tip Board” screen, you can select your park for the day. Previously once you selected your park for the day, it would automatically default back to the Magic Kingdom. This was a bit frustrating to have to select your park each time while using the My Disney Experience app.
It seems a simple solution that could have been made back in October 2021, but this is a definite improvement.
Previously, when you made a Lightning Lane selection it would show that this attraction was booked, but it would show you the current return time rather than the return time that you have booked.
Now when guests look at their Tip Board, it will show that they have booked the attraction and also show the one-hour return time for that Lighting Lane selection. Again this seems like something that should have been addressed back in October 2021, but we are thankful that this update has been made.
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