Lines are boring! No doubt about it, but when you’re visiting the most magical place on earth, along with thousands of other people, there’s bound to be a queue or two.
Even if you don’t plan to use it, I recommend you familiarize yourself with the brand new Disney Genie, Genie+, and Lightning Lane Attractions.
When you book a trip with Showcase the World Travel, we will walk you through whether or not we think it is a good value for your family and make personalized recommendations on the best attractions for you!
Disney Genie brings existing My Disney Experience features together in one place. Join a virtual queue at certain attractions, make dining and experience reservations, mobile order food at many locations, get help from a virtual assistant, and more.
There are 3 tiers to the Disney Genie system.
This is a new addition to the My Disney Experience app. The Disney Genie will help you with things like:
Real-time tip board
Forecasted wait times
Restaurant waitlists, check-in, and reservations
Attraction virtual queues
When you take your day to the next level by purchasing Disney Genie+ service, you can select arrival windows for Lightning Lane entrances that are available at more than 40 attractions and entertainment across all 4 theme parks, one at a time throughout the day.
Disney Genie+ service will be available for $15 per Guest per ticketed day. I will add this option to your room and ticket package for you.
Some of the most highly demanded attractions will offer Lightning Lane entry as an “á la carte” purchase. This option will be available for all Guests—with or without Disney Genie+ service—and lets you choose a time to arrive at up to 2 attractions each day (booked one at a time).
Pricing and availability will vary by date, attraction, and park. Be sure to check the My Disney Experience app on the day of your visit for current prices and attraction availability. Currently, the price ranges from $7-$15 per attraction.
The best way to purchase Disney Genie+ if you want it for each day of your trip is to add it to your room/ticket package before your stay. I can add this to your package for you.
If you don’t want it for all of the parks or want to wait and see what crowd levels are like before adding, you are able to add on each morning through the My Disney Experience app on your smartphone.
The Individual Attraction Selections will be available to you to purchase through your My Disney Experience app on the day of use.
If you are interested in using Disney Genie, just let me know and I will send a user’s guide with screenshots to show you exactly how to use the feature. Of course, I will also include tips and tricks to maximize your purchase.
Another perk of staying onsite at an official Walt Disney World Resort: Guests staying at a Disney World resort, at Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resorts, and the Shades of Green resort can make their first Individual Attraction purchase at 7:00 am.
Guests staying at other resorts will be able to make their first purchase when the park opens.
That’s ok too! Just like Park Hoppers, Disney Genie+ is an optional add-on feature for your theme park ticket.
That is just a high level overview of the program, if you would like more information on strategy and insider tips for using the features check out this guide.
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