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Genie+ Services at the Disneyland Resort

If you have been to Disneyland in the past couple years, you may have seen Disneyland's most recent "FastPass" system. For those that have been traveling to Disneyland, it is similar to the Max Pass that was introduced before the pandemic.

What is Disney Genie service?

Disney's Genie service is a free planning tool that guides you through the Disneyland park while providing tips to help plan your day. Guests can find the Genie service on the Disneyland app. The Genie service was released on December of 2021 shortly after Walt Disney World released their version. The free Genie service acts like your very own virtual assistant and lists forecasted wait times, where you can mobile order, manage check-in and dining reservations.

As one enters the park at Disneyland, click on the "My Genie Day" part of the app. When it opens, you can click on Tip Board. The Tip Board has the option on checking out the "Attractions & Shows" where is lists standby wait times or "Dining" where it lists all the places you can mobile order. Most recently, Disneyland has added a "Show Only Disney Genie+ Lightning Lanes" toggle where you can see the availability of all the rides offered under the paid service.

What is Disney Genie+ service?

Disneyland's Genie+ service is the paid version of allowing guests to enter a special line called the "Lightning Lane". This allows you to skip the standby line and go through the Lightning Lane for quicker access to the attracation. It does include PhotoPass Downloads at the Disneyland Resort. When you add Genie+ to your day, you can select the next available arrival window for select Lightening Lane entrances. If you've been to Disneyland, Genie+ is Disneyland's updated Max Pass. You can purchase for $30 per day, per ticket when purchased in advance. It allows you to select the next available arrival window for Disney Genie+ Lightening Lane entrances (subject to availability). Limit one Lightning Lane selection per experience per day. You can only hold one Lightning Lane reservation at a time.


When you purchase Genie+ service, it also includes unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital photo download from your day, as well as fun new audio experiences that you can experience in the parks.

What attractions are available with the Genie+ Service? 

Of the 58 attractions in Disneyland, Genie+ is offered for the following attractions:

Disneyland Park Attractions
  • Autopia
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blaster
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Indiana Jones Adventure
  • "it's a small world"
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds
  • Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway
  • Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run
  • Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin
  • Space Mountain
  • Star Tours-The Adventure Continues
Disney California Adventure Park Attractions
  • Goofy's Sky School
  • Grizzly River Run
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Mission BREAKOUT
  • Incredicoaster
  • Monsters Inc: Mike and Sulley to the Rescue
  • The Little Mermaid-Ariel's Undersea Adventure
  • Soarin' Around the World
  • Toy Story Midway Mania
  • Web Slingers: A Spiderman Adventure

How much does all of it cost?

The Disney Genie service, the planning tool, is complimentary. If you would like access to the additional features, you can purchase Genie+ for $30 per day per person. Unlike Walt Disney World, you can purchase Genie+ as part of your vacation package or when you purchase your ticket. You also have the option of purchasing it on a day by day basis through the Disneyland app.

How does the Individual Attraction Selection work?

In addition to the attractions included in the Disney Genie+ service, there are two attractions that are not included in the Disney Genie+ service, where you need to purchase access to the Lightning Lane separately. The cost depends on the day but typically ranges from $7-$25 per person, and would need to be purchased for everyone in your party. You do not have to purchase the Individual Lightning Lane to ride the attraction, you only need to purchase it if you would like to use the Lightning Lane to bypass the standby lane. This option is subject to limited availability.

The following attractions are included in the Individual Lightning Lane Selections:

Disneyland Park
  • Rise of the Resistance
Disney California Adventure Park
  • Radiator Springs Racers
Can I purchase both the Disney Genie+ Service and Individual Attraction Selections options? Yes. You can purchase both the Disney Genie+ Service and Individual Attractions Selections.

Can I purchase just the Individual Attraction Selections option? Yes. You do not have to purchase the Disney Genie+ Service to purchase the Individual Attraction Selections option.

Can I still ride attractions if I don't want to pay for the Disney Genie+ Service or for Individual Attraction Selections? Yes! There will still be standby attraction queues and virtual queues for select attractions available complimentary to all guests.

When can I make my Lightning Lane selections? Lightning Lane selections can be made on the day of your park visit. At the Disneyland Resort, guests can purchase on the day of their visit and can pick their first Lightening Lane selection once they enter a theme park.

Can I make Lightning Lane selections at both Disneyland parks or just one per day? Guests can make selections across the theme parks per day if you have a park hopper. So if you start the day in Disneyland and then park hop over to Disney's California Adventure, you can continue making Lightning Lane selections throughout the day. It is important to note that Individual Lightning Lane Selections are only available for up to two different attractions per day, per guest.

Can I modify my Lightning Lane Return times? Yes, you can modify your times. You will need to go to "My Day" and click on the three dots of the attraction you booked. Go to Modify Plan and it'll prompt you to "change to this time".

Planning a Disneyland vacation? We'd love to help! Contact your Kingdom Konsultant travel professional or submit a request form for a free quote today. For additional help planning your Disneyland vacation, visit our Disneyland page for more posts, such as our Top 10 Must Do's at Disneyland post. 

We Want to Hear From You

Do you use Genie+ when you visit the Disneyland parks? Do you think it's worth the cost or do you prefer to use the standby queue? Do you have any questions about Genie+? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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