Skip to main content

Guide to Disney Genie+ Service and Lightning Lane Entrances


We recently covered the basics of the complimentary Disney Genie service and answered some frequently asked questions so now let's dive into the Disney Genie+ service.

How does the Disney Genie+ differ from the Disney Genie? Disney Genie+ takes your day at the Disney theme parks to the next level by allowing you to select the next available arrival window at select Lightning Lane attractions and entertainment options from park open to close. The other big difference is that the Disney Genie+ is an additional cost. For the Walt Disney World Resort, the Disney Genie+ service  is available for $15 plus tax, per Guest, per day. At the Disneyland Resort, the cost is $20 plus tax, per Guest, per day.

The Disney Genie+ service can be added to your vacation package before you visit for the full length of your theme park tickets or you can add it on the same day of your visit for single-day use. Once you've purchased Disney Genie+, you can select the next available arrival window for your first experience via the My Disney Experience mobile app beginning at 7:00AM on the day of your visit. 

You can view a full list of the attractions available as Individual Lightning Lane Selections and Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Selections at the bottom of this post.  
For this post, we tested out the Disney Genie+ service at the Walt Disney World Resort so steps/suggestions may differ slightly at Disneyland. As with our other Disney Genie posts, stay tuned for updates as we learn more ins and outs of the service. 

Agent Bridget tested out the Disney Genie+ service on launch day and shared some of her insights and suggestions with us:
  • There are multiple strategies for making your Lightning Lane selections (LL). If you want to maximize the amount of attractions you visit, the app may have you zig zagging around the park for the next available arrival window. 
  • Once you make your LL selection there is no modifying the selection so make sure you pick a time and attraction that you want to visit!
  • Once you pick a LL arrival window, it will show a green check mark once you've booked an attraction but it will still show the next available time so it can be confusing. 
  • Your LL selections will appear in your My Day tab but you may have to refresh your window to see the selection. If you don't see your selection right away, try going out and back in if the refresh option isn't working. 
  • You can make your next LL selection as soon as you've scanned your MagicBand or MagicMobile Pass at the LL entrance OR after 120 minutes, whichever comes first. (Please note the 120 minute rule only applies after park opening. For example, if you book your first LL at 7am for Space Mountain with a 2pm-3pm arrival window, you'd be able to make another LL selection at 11am if the Magic Kingdom opened at 9am.) As soon as you enter the LL entrance or you reach the 120 minute rule, start checking arrival times for your next attraction. 
  • Unlike the previous FastPass+, the only option is to pick the next available arrival window for attractions so if the current arrival window doesn't work for your schedule, wait a little bit and go back to the Tip Board to see the most up to date arrival windows. It's similar to the old, paper FastPass system where the machine would spit out the next available return time. If you think of Genie+ as the more technologically advanced paper FastPass system it will help. 
  • You can only make one LL selection per attraction, per day but the Tip Board will still show you the attractions you've already made LL selections for. If you try to select an attraction again, you will receive an error message. 
  • The attractions you select as your Top Attractions will show at the top of your Tip Board so in order to remove those attractions from the top of your Tip Board, remove them from your Top Attractions and they will move down to the bottom of the screen. This will help keep the attractions you haven't selected yet stay at the top. 
  • Attractions are listed in alphabetical order and not the attraction with the next available arrival window. 
  • Some of the AR filters and lenses require you to be in a certain location or position your camera to take a selfie. 

  • For attractions that offer a virtual queue and the Individual Lightning Lane Selection (currently only Remy's Ratatouille Adventure), you can join both the virtual queue and purchase the individual LL selection if you want to ride the attraction twice in one day. Since the virtual queue is considered the standby line, this doesn't interfere with the use of one LL entrance per attraction. 
  • The app will drain your battery since you are constantly on your phone and refreshing the app so make sure you bring a phone power bank and/or your charging cable so you can recharge throughout your park day. 
If you haven't already, make sure to read the Disney Genie Service Basics and Disney Genie, Genie+ and Lightning Lane FAQ posts so you're familiar with these services before your next Walt Disney World vacation. And remember, your Kingdom Konsultant agent is here to help you understand the Disney Genie, Genie+ and Lightning Lane entrances so feel free to ask your agent if you have any additional questions.

                                                                

Magic Kingdom Park

Individual Lightning Lane Selections:
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Selections:
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Haunted Mansion
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Meet Cinderella and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Meet Mickey and Minnie at Town Square Theater
  • Meet Princess Tiana and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • The Barnstormer
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid

Epcot

Individual Lightning Lane Selections:
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Selections:
  • Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Frozen Ever After
  • Journey into Imagination with Figment
  • Living with the Land
  • Mission: SPACE – Green
  • Mission: SPACE – Orange
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Individual Lightning Lane Selections:
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Selections:
  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Beauty & The Beast Live on Stage
  • Disney Junior Play & Dance!
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration (not available August 22 through September 9, 2022)
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
  • Meet Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight
  • Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Star Tours - The Adventures Continue
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Toy Story Mania!

Disney's Animal Kingdom Park

Individual Lightning Lane Selections:
  • Avatar Flight of Passage
Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Selections:
  • Festival of the Lion King
  • DINOSAUR
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
  • Feathered Friends in Flight!
  • Finding Nemo: The Big Blue...and Beyond!
  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug!
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost
  • Naʻvi River Journey
  • The Animation Experience at Conservation Station

Attractions may vary by date, are subject to change and may not be available at all on the date of your visit. Availability can also change throughout the day so make sure to check the mobile app for the latest availability. 


Ashley has been a Disney Parks fan from an early age and loves anything vintage Disney. You can email Ashley at ashley@kingdomkonsultant.com.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

5 Ways To Get Psyched For Your Disney Trip!

Hey-Howdy-Hey, Disney Guys and Gals!      Is anyone familiar with Barney Stinson's "Get Psyched" Mix? Anyone? How I Met your Mother Fans? Ok, great! So you totally get where I'm going with this! If you have no idea what I am talking about, you can watch a clip  HERE!  Basically, the theory is that no matter what's going on in your life, you can get yourself psyched up and ready for something awesome to happen, all by listening to the right piece of music. Playing off of that theory, I feel that one of the very best things about a Disney trip is actually  preparing  for it, or getting psyched! You can have a whole bunch of crappy stuff happening in your life at the time, but if you have a Disney trip on the horizon... even if it's 564 days away, you have something to look forward to and enjoy preparing yourself for. In fact, many Disney fans, (myself included), pretty much get from one day to the next by preparing for upcoming trips. You may even book a ne

Royal Caribbean - Taste of Sabor Experience

I recently sailed on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's Liberty of the Seas for my Honeymoon.  The trip itself was quite amazing, but we had a special dinner at Sabor that wasn't on any pre-planning options.  While at dinner at the Chef's Table earlier in our cruise, a nice gentleman from Sabor came by and told us about a similar experience they were trying out at that restaurant.  Of course we decided we had to give it a try! We got the menu to look over and our host for the night came to greet us and go through what to expect etc. This was a new thing they were trying, so we didn't really know much about it going in other than "if you liked the Chef Table, come try this!" He was wonderful, and we had a great time with him. We were at a big table off to the side as you went in (our whole Chef's Table party decided to go for this, so we were old friends at this point!) The table was semi-private, but still somewhat part of the normal dining area so we could pee

Topolino's Terrace Breakfast Review

Breakfast at Topolino's has been getting quite the hype since it opened, so I was thrilled when I snagged a reservation with my fellow Agent Maci on our trip to celebrate Magic Kingdom's 50th birthday. This restaurant is located on the 10th floor of Disney's Riviera Resort, the newest to open on Walt Disney World property. The décor is modern and bright, with floor to ceiling windows and a balcony to continue to take in the views right outside. Breakfast is a character dining experience, with Mickey and friends being dressed in their artsy best! Park attire is welcome, but you could just as easily get a little fancy and feel comfortable. We were told it would be about 10 minutes so we went to the bar where I ordered a Bellini and Maci got a Mimosa, light on the OJ! The excellent bartender barely had time to make our drinks before our table was ready. We were quickly greeted by our server Chris from Orlando and we're pretty sure we found the OG! For