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  • On Aug 6, 2023
    Charles from GA 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 Genie + recommended for Disney World visits on weekday in September?

    Hi Charles,

    Thank you so much for visiting planDisney with your question. I am happy to help you consider if purchasing Disney Genie+ Service is a good choice for you and your traveling party.

    I love the time of year that you are going to Walt Disney World! In September it is just starting to cool off from the heat of the summer. Another great bonus of this time of year is that with children heading back to school, there tend to be fewer guests in the theme parks at this time. This would be especially true on a weekday when children are in school.

    While Disney Genie+ Service is wonderful and can allow you to experience more attractions in a day with shorter wait times through the use of Lightning Lanes, I encourage guests to determine what is most important for you in order to decide if you want to purchase this service. Yes, even with the lower crowds of September, there is still value in Disney Genie+ Service - you would be able to experience potentially even more attractions with lower wait times! That said, overall, wait times may be lower when you visit due to lower crowds, so that might be enough for your family to feel satisfied with wait times in standby queues and thus not feel that you need to purchase Disney Genie+ Service.

    Do not forget that you purchase Disney Genie+ Service on the day of your theme park visit, one day at a time. You could absolutely try this service on an early day in your vacation and decide from there if it seems a good purchase for you traveling party for the other days.

    I must mention, since you are visiting during September, that this is during the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. This amazing festival features cuisines from around the world, as well as wonderful entertainment and fun. I definitely recommend that you check it out! If you were going to spend a day wandering World Showcase at EPCOT and sampling food and taking in the entertainment, this might be a day that you choose to skip purchasing Disney Genie+ Service since you would be less focused on attractions on this day.

    I hope that these thoughts are helpful for you, Charles. Have a wonderful time planning your magical vacation, and please do not hesitate to come back to planDisney if you have any further questions!

    ~ Mona Leigh
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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