Tomorrowland; Magic Kingdom
  • On Dec 24, 2023
    Marko from CA 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’s the difference between geine+ and lightning lanes

    Hiya, Marko, and thanks for stopping by planDisney! As someone who just spent a magical day using Disney Genie+ service, I'd love to share what I've learned. 

    Disney Genie+ service is a ticket add-on you can purchase the day you plan to visit a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort. This service allows you to book return times for available attractions. Lightning Lanes entrances are the name of the queue you enter when your window to ride opens. It's like the passing lane on a highway...you'll zip on by the stand-by queue, typically with a shorter wait time!

    Most participating attractions have signs near their entrances, one marked "Stand-by Entrance" and another designated "Lightning Lane." You'll scan in at a checkpoint to access the Lightning Lane entrance, and then it's time for some fun!

    The cost for Genie+ service varies depending on the time of year and the specific theme park, and you can check the price by logging into your My Disney Experience Mobile App. On the Tip Board, you should see a banner featuring Aladdin's pal Genie that indicates you can purchase Genie+ Service for the day. Once you've purchased the service, you can choose your first attraction at 7:00 AM and head to the Lightning Lane entrance when your assigned window opens. 

    Magic Kingdom Park is my favorite theme park to purchase Disney Genie+ service. So many attractions offer Lightning Lane entrances, so my family accomplishes our must-do list easily. We usually choose Space Mountain as our first attraction because it tends to book up as the day progresses, and we always set an alarm to make that selection at 7:00 AM. 

    Marko, don't let the terminology discourage you from trying Disney Genie+. Like a bolt out of the blue, I think this service will see you through! Please stop by planDisney anytime.

    Magic awaits,
    Elaine
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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