• On Nov 10, 2021
    Elaine from CT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is Disney Genie worth the extra $$?

    Hello Elaine! Thanks for bringing such a thoughtful question to planDisney! 

    Disney Genie is the new feature available on your My Disney Experience app that offers complimentary tips and advice during your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Disney Genie+ is the paid upgrade that will allow you to access the Lightning Lane for over 40 rides and attractions throughout the Walt Disney World Resort! 

    The benefits of the paid upgrade are that you can skip the line for many rides and attractions. This includes popular attractions such as Splash Mountain, Peter Pan’s Flight, Test Track, Soarin’ Around the World, Mission: SPACE, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, Slinky Dog Dash, The Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Kali River Rapids, and MANY other attractions. Skipping the lines for those attractions will result in a tremendous amount of time being saved during your vacation.

    Keep in mind that purchasing Disney Genie+ will not grant you access to the two most popular attractions in the Disney Parks. These include Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain, Frozen Ever After, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Avatar Flight of Passage, and Expedition Everest. To skip the line for these rides, you need to purchase a separate Lightning Lane pass using your My Disney Experience!

    Elaine, I find that arriving in the parks early or staying in the parks later means that lines get shorter. I don’t mind waiting 45 minutes to experience an attraction. By arriving at the parks early, I’ve avoided long wait times for some of the most popular attractions. So, while I am strongly considering purchasing Disney Genie+ for a future visit, I think I’ll pass on the individual Lightning Lane purchases. 

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan
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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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