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  • On Jan 26, 2022
    Whitney from WV Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Ik they have genie+ but do they still have lightning passes? what are the differences?only do one genie+ per park or as many as u want? How does it work? Can u pick the times or do they pick it for you? Is it strictly only on your phone? Or in park

    Hi Whitney! Welcome back to planDisney! 

    The Walt Disney World Resort continues to add some amazing new experiences. From all of the additions that the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration brought to us, it's hard to keep track of it all. One service that has changed the way you experience the parks is the introduction of Disney Genie, Disney Genie+, and Individual Lightning Lanes. These have enhanced the Guest experience as well as cut down on wait times for most attractions. Let's break down everything you need to know about these services!

    • Disney Genie is a complimentary service that is available to all Guests. You can access it by using the My Disney Experience App on your phone and opening up "My Genie Day". Here you will find customized tips and tailored recommendations to help you navigate the park. There is also a live map that will interactively take you around the park efficiently based on your plans. Think of this service as your own personal Genie for the day!
    • Disney Genie+ is a paid service that you can add on each day that will allow you to make Lightning Lane reservations for select attractions. Lightning Lanes are used to bypass the standby queue and ride the attraction much faster. You can purchase Disney Genie+ for all of your park days before arrival or you can purchase each individual day you plan to use it. Simply access your My Disney Experience App and go to "My Genie Day". Here you can select the purple bar that reads "Get Disney Genie+ for Today". Once purchased, you can start making Lightning Lane reservations at 7:00 AM EST. For example, let's say you want to ride Splash Mountain, you will scroll down and select the first available time for this attraction. If the attraction is within two hours after park opening, then you will not be able to make a second Lightning Lane reservation until you finish your first ride. You will then be able to continue making reservations all day based on the next available time slot for the ride you wish to experience. Note: There is one exception to having multiple time slots at once. If the attraction you select in the morning is not available until later in the day, go ahead and book this time slot, and then two hours after park opening, you will be allowed to make another Lightning Lane reservation.
    • Individual Lightning Lanes work slightly differently than Disney Genie+. These rides are not available on Genie+ and are designated for the most popular attractions at each of the parks. Currently, there are two rides per theme park that are included and you will need to purchase them individually. If you are staying at a Disney Resort Collection hotel or select other hotels, you will be able to make your first Individual Lightning Lane at 7:00 AM EST. Otherwise, you will need to wait until the park opens to do so. For example, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is an Individual Lightning Lane selection. There will be a designated price and all available time slots to choose from. You will select the time you prefer and complete the purchase. The benefit to this is that you are able to have a stress-free day knowing that you don't have to wait in a long line to ride this attraction.

    My family has enjoyed the ease that these services have brought to us. With our children being young, sometimes we have to skip attractions because of the long wait times. Disney Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lanes have allowed us to enjoy more in a park day.

    Whitney, I hope this helps on your upcoming vacation! Have a magical time!

    See ya real soon!
    Greg

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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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