• On Oct 19, 2021
    Samantha from IA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, since we used to plan ahead for our rides and fast passes, is there a way to do so with genie+ or do we book all lightning lane rides and genie rides the day of?

    Hello Samantha!

    Welcome to planDisney! I’m so glad you are planning in advance so you will be ready to experience as much magic as possible on your upcoming vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort. I just helped a friend plan a trip with their children and grandchildren. They decided to try out Genie+ last weekend and they loved it! They felt they got to do everything on their list, even on their short visit.

    Genie+ is Disney’s newest way to experience shorter than usual waits for many popular attractions throughout the parks. While with FastPass+ you made specific timed reservations in advance, with Genie+ you won’t be selecting your attractions until the day of your visit. If you ever used the original FastPass system where you were issued paper FastPasses, Genie+ is similar to that approach in that you may make selections one at a time, as the day progresses. If you elect to purchase individual lightning lane attractions, you can purchase those both in the morning and choose a specific time slot.

    While it may take a bit of adjustment and a learning curve for those of us accustomed to selecting attractions in advance, you may find the spontaneity refreshing. Depending on how you plan the day, you may also get to utilize more Genie+ attractions than you did with pre-scheduled FastPass+ attractions. It’s important to know that you can select a new Genie+ once you’ve used the one you are currently holding. Also know that if your Genie+ attraction is later in the day, you’ll be able to select your next Genie+ two hours after park opening, you won’t need to wait until that later time. So if you choose Slinky Dog Dash as your first Genie+ attraction, but you can’t get a time until 1 PM, you will be able to select a second Genie+ attraction two hours after park opening. No need to need to wait until after 1 PM! I think once we all get the hang of it, Genie+ will be just as magical, if not more magical, as FastPass+ was!

    I hope this helps to answer your question, Samantha. Wishing you a truly magical vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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