Riders on TRON at Night; magic kingdom
  • On Feb 4, 2024
    Patrick from MO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is the biggest difference between genie, genie+ and lightning lanes? Last time my family and I went I don’t remember any of these being offered. Like is the basic genie free? I know plus and lightning cost, just trying to decide if I should buy or not

    Hi Patrick! Thanks for stopping by planDisney, I am happy to help you with your question today.

    Let's dive right in and talk all things Genie! I love using Disney Genie on the My Disney Experience app. It is a one-stop shop that generates a personalized itinerary based on your attraction and character preferences, and it will work around your advanced dining reservations and any other Enchanting Extras you may have reserved during your vacation. Let's "dig a little deeper" and talk about the differences between Genie, Genie+, and Lightning Lane:

    • Genie: This is the free service already included in your My Disney Experience app. Using Genie will make you feel like you have "phenomenal cosmic power!".
    • Genie+: The big difference between this and regular Genie is that this requires an additional fee. Prices vary based on the theme park and time of year you visit. You get the chance to book Lightning Lanes, which are the lanes with faster wait times. Most attractions are included in Lightning Lane, except certain attractions, including Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, TRON Lightcycle/Run, and Avatar Flight of Passage. You will also receive select digital Disney PhotoPass downloads from attractions taken in the park on the day of your purchase. Finally, you can unlock Disney PhotoPass Lenses in your My Disney Experience app and have fun taking photos using various filters.
    • Individual Lightning Lane: To enter the Lightning Lane of these select attractions, they may be purchased individually (it's a separate fee from Genie+). You can purchase up to two Individual Lightning Lane attractions per day, one at a time. Prices for Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane entries are subject to change and availability.
    If you are a guest at a Disney Resort hotel, reservations for Disney Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lanes can begin being booked on your phone at 7:00 AM. On my most recent visit, I used both Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lanes for TRON Lightcycle/Run and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. I am not a fan of waiting in the standby queues so Genie+ was the perfect choice for me. Whatever you decide, just know you will have the most magical visit!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney again, Patrick. If you have questions again at any time before your visit, send them my way!

    Happy planning!

    Frances
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Meet the Panelist: Frances, North Carolina

Hey ya'll! My name is Frances, I am a mom and military spouse from Texas who currently calls the Tarheel state home. My family and I enjoy visiting the Walt Disney World Resort as often as we can because we love the joy and magic every trip brings us. We consider Walt Disney World to be our "home away from home!" If you are dreaming of adventure in the great wide somewhere, then you have got a friend in me! I enjoy sharing my passion for Disney with everyone I meet! Learn More About Frances

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