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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
  • Space Mountain
Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Selections:
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Haunted Mansion
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • 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:
  • Frozen Ever After
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Selections:
  • Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Journey into Imagination with Figment
  • Living with the Land
  • Mission: SPACE – Green
  • Mission: SPACE – Orange
  • Soarin’
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Individual Lightning Lane Selections:
  • Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Selections:
  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Beauty & The Beast Live on Stage
  • Disney Jr. Dance Party
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular - Returning December 19, 2021
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Star Tours
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Toy Story Mania!

Disney's Animal Kingdom Park

Individual Lightning Lane Selections:
  • Avatar Flight of Passage
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Selections:
  • Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King
  • DINOSAUR
  • Feathered Friends in Flight!
  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug!
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • NaŹ»vi River Journey
  • The Animation Experience
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.

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