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  • On Aug 28, 2021
    Lissett from CA Asked

    I will be going to Disneyland on October 2. Will the Magic Genie be available? I saw that besides Disney Genie you could pay extra for reservation for rides? How does that work? Thank You

    Welcome back to planDisney, Lissett!

    I'm so excited that you have a trip to the Disneyland Resort planned for this October! Halloween Time is a super fun time to visit! As you know, Disney Genie will be released this fall, but we don't quite know the exact date yet. I hope that you'll be able to use this new digital service during your trip, but you'll have to keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for the official release date announcement. 

    What I can share with you is how Disney Genie will work. Disney Genie is complimentary and will be available in the pre-existing Disneyland app. It will help you maximize your time in the parks by creating customized itineraries based on your interests and will even update throughout the day to ensure you are making the most of your day.

    For an additional fee of $20 per day, per ticket, you can purchase Disney Genie+. If you ever used Disney MaxPass in the past, Disney Genie+ will be quite similar. You will choose the next available arrival time to ride an attraction and then skip most of the wait by using the Lightning Lane. Over 15 attractions at the parks will offer this service and you can make arrival time selections one at a time throughout the day. 

    Finally, there is yet another option in Disney Genie available for an additional fee that will let you schedule arrival times for up to two highly-demanded attractions per day. You will also use the Lightning Lane for these select attractions to skip the wait. These particular attractions are not included in Disney Genie+ and the price to use this service will vary. 

    I hope this helps! If you have any other Disney Genie questions (or any other questions) as your travel dates approach, please stop by planDisney again!

    -Linda
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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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