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  • On Oct 14, 2021
    Julie from UT Asked

    is it worth buying the $20 genie for each ticket if the children are 5 year olds?

    Hello, Julie! Welcome back to planDisney and thanks for your question!

    As you know, Disney Genie and Disney Genie+ will be debuting sometime this fall. While Disney Genie is a complimentary feature, Disney Genie+ will be $20 per day, per ticket. Whether Disney Genie+ is worth it for your 5 year old really depends on your child. By 5 years old, my daughter was already loving all the thrill attractions like Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! So for our family, it was absolutely worth it to purchase Disney MaxPass for everyone in the past (Disney Genie+ will function very similarly to how Disney MaxPass used to work).

    If your child isn't into roller coasters or doesn't quite meet the height requirements, there are a few attractions available with Disney Genie+ that have no height requirements. These include Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, Haunted Mansion, "it's a small world," Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin, Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!, and Toy Story Midway Mania. Some of these attractions can have significant wait times throughout the day so it may be worth it if those are some of your child's favorite attractions. If you think your child will be more interested in attractions that don't have Lightning Lanes, then you could probably skip purchasing Disney Genie+ for them. Just keep in mind that your child will not be able to wait in line with you if you are using the Lightning Lane for an attraction and they don't have Disney Genie+.

    I hope this information was helpful. Have a delightful time at the Happiest Place on Earth!

    -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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