• On Jan 1, 2022
    Lindsey from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Should I get genie lightning lane?

    Hi there Lindsey! Welcome to planDisney! I hope you are getting excited for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort stay! Disney has so many new and exciting additions to enhance the Guest experience that have been introduced recently. 

    Disney Genie is a complementary service that was built directly in to your My Disney Experience App. This is available to all Guests and provides tips, recommendations and daily itineraries to improve your day. It even comes equipped with an interactive map! I love a good map so I geek out whenever I am able to use one!

    To get to your question, Disney Genie+ is a paid service that is available to all Guests on each of their theme park days. By purchasing Disney Genie+, it allows you more flexibility throughout your day. As early as 7 AM on the day of your park reservation, you will be able secure your first time window for select attractions. Once you ride that attraction, you will be able to then make your next selection. This will essentially free up your time in waiting in long lines. I found it especially helpful with having small children. Instead of waiting in a queue to ride Peter Pan's Flight, we were able to enjoy a Mickey Bar and Mickey Pretzel while we waited for our time window to open. 

    There is also the option to purchase Individual Lighting Lanes for the highly demanded attractions. I find this service extremely useful since the wait times on these attractions can be rather lengthy. It also allows peace of mind knowing that your ride time is secured. 

    Lindsey, in my opinion, Disney Genie+ and Individual Lighting Lane entrances will only enhance your magical day. The best part about the service is you can wait until the day of each park reservation to make that decision. I would even recommend purchasing it on your first park day and testing it out for yourself. That way, if it doesn't work for your family, you will be able to save for the rest of your vacation.

    I hope this helps in making your decision, Lindsey! Have a magical stay!



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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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