Disney announces launch date for Genie Service

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What is Disney Lightning Lane?

Lightning Lane is term Disney uses for a faster, priority queue available at select attractions. (For those familiar with the past, think of Lightning Lane as a new name for the "FASTPASS" or "FastPass+" queue.) touringplans.comLightning Lane at Walt Disney World | Walt Disney World

How much is Disney genie pass?

For $15 a person, Disney Genie+ will provide Lightning Lane entry to most of the most-mobbed attractions. Those include classics like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Pirates of the Caribbean and Splash Mountain. The New York TimesDisney World reveals how much its new line-skipping system will cost.

Disney theme park fans, prepare to dig a little deeper. Walt Disney World released more information about its new paid line-skipping system on Friday, and complete access will add roughly $40 to the price of daily park entry, which already costs $109 to $159 for adults, depending on the day. The system will debut on Oct. 19.

All ticket buyers will now have free access to a sophisticated new app, Disney Genie. It works much like the GPS in your car, creating an itinerary based on preferences — rides, shows, restaurants — and updating as conditions change (rain, what’s busy and what’s not, impromptu detours for turkey legs). Disney World, a 40-square-mile Florida megaresort that has four separately ticketed theme parks, can be daunting to navigate, and Disney knows that people will spend more time and money at the complex if they find the experience less overwhelming.

For $15 a person, Disney Genie+ will provide Lightning Lane entry to most of the most-mobbed attractions. Those include classics like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Pirates of the Caribbean and Splash Mountain. Two of the busiest rides at each park, however, will be carved out of that offering; to skip the line at those, visitors will need to pay à la carte fees, which will vary. For instance, Lightning Lane access to the Expedition Everest roller coaster will cost $7 per person, while the same perk at the high-tech Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance ride will cost $15.

Disney dominates the theme park business, but most operators started to tap this revenue stream years ago. Universal Orlando charges $70 to $90 for its line-skipping passes, while Dollywood sells one for $49.

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Disney Genie, Lightning Lanes finally have launch date

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Disney announced on the Disney Parks Blog that their new itinerary system will be launching in mid-October.

The Disney Genie service is being touted by the parks as letting you create "your best Disney day," and will be available inside your My Disney Experience app starting Oct. 19.

Officials say the new service will give you more flexibility with your day at the parks.

The system will prioritize ways to reduce time spent in lines, help you pace your day and build around your existing plans like dinner reservations.

The launch will coincide with the introduction of the Lightning Lane entrances throughout the parks.

The Lightning Lanes will be available for purchase through the Disney Genie+ add-on, however "most highly demanded attractions" will need to be purchased individually.

Individual Lightning Lane selections will include rides like Star Wars: Rise of Resistance at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Frozen Ever After at Epcot.

The Disney Genie+ service will cost $15 a day, however, the cost for the individual Lightning Lane selections will vary by day, attraction and park.

Purchase will be made the same day of your visit. You can purchase individual selections for up to two different attractions a day.

Click here to see the full list of attractions in each category.

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Disney announces launch date for Genie Service

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Disney has announced the official launch date for its Disney Genie Service, along with the Fast Pass replacement service, Disney Genie+. Aside from offering some guests the option to bypass lines, the services will provide a variety of other features based on maximizing each visit to the park.

The Disney Genie Service will launch Oct. 19 at Disney World in Florida. According to a post on the official Disney Parks Blog, the app will work similarly to navigation apps on smartphones.

"Available for all of our guests right in the My Disney Experience app, the complimentary Disney Genie service offers new features that let you create your best Disney day," the post states. "These features include a personalized itinerary creator that effortlessly and smartly maps out an entire day inspired by the things you tell us you love – helping you make the most of your park time so you can have more fun."

The Disney Genie+ add-on will be available to purchase for 40 attractions. The feature will also provide guests the opportunity to purchase the add-on for individual attractions.

Rides like Space Mountain and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run will have lightning lanes available for the Genie+ at launch.

The regular Genie Service will allow guests to plan their days and keep track of rides and attractions they haven’t experienced yet. It will help create itineraries for guests that will reduce the amount of time spent waiting in line and will take their favorite rides into consideration.

Disney Genie Service will arrive at Disneyland in California at a later date.

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Disney Genie Will Be Your Personal Navigation System at Disney Parks - Inside the Magic

Inside the Magic 08 October, 2021 - 03:02pm

I can’t wait to use this when we go in December! Maybe the bugs will be worked out by then (because we all know the bugs are coming.)

Will it suck up a lot of battery power on your phone? The last app drained the phone before noon and there were almost no plug-ins anywhere. You had to buy a self-contained battery just to get a fast pass.

I don’t like the idea that I have to be attached to my phone. I don’t think batteries will survive all day. Had bad connections there in the past. Sorry, not a good idea.

What could be worse than dependence on battery life while walking around the parks with your nose pressed against a small screen you are trying to read in the glare of the sun? Perhaps juggling your phone, a float, a spoon and several napkins, while trying to evade others who are looking at nothing but their phones.

Absolutely agree, people already experience their vacation through the screen on their phone. There are enough videos on YouTube already, enjoy your trip in real-time. I have been run over by people too busy filming themselves while walking through the crowds. I’m glad the selfie sticks were finally banned because more than once I have been hit and poked by one. I use my phone as my camera, but try to make it a point to not be on it while on vacation.

“Disney Genie Will Be Your Personal Navigation System at Disney Parks” No it won’t! I don’t need anybody or anything telling me where to go in Disney Parks. Been there many times.

The free Genie app sounds wonderful only for the informational side of it. As far as planning my day out it will be a great help even though I’ve been there many times. Nice to know the wait times on the fly. Paying extra for rides, not so sure about that. It will depend on how badly I want to go on a certain ride.

I don’t need to know the wait time from the phone. For one thing, they are never accurate. It’s better to go look at the ride lines and judge for myself.

Why can’t I just get up and go to the parks? Or can I?

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