Walt Disney World makes a big change to Disney Genie Plus

June 23, 2023, 4:44 PM · Starting next week, visitors who want to skip the lines on select attractions at Walt Disney World might have a lower-priced alternative.

Starting June 27, Disney World will start offering its Disney Genie+ service by individual park as well as for the entire resort. Since the service started last year, buying Disney Genie+ for the day gave you the ability to book Lightning Lanes in all four theme parks. But if you did not have a Park Hopper ticket, the potential to book Lightning Lanes in the three other parks you could not visit that day did nothing for you.

Disney's change next week addresses that weakness in the Disney Genie+ system, allowing you to buy the upsell for only the park you are visiting. As the resort announced today, "Beginning June 27, Guests at Walt Disney World Resort will now purchase Disney Genie+ service based on how they want to visit. Guests will be able to select either a single-park option or a multiple-parks option, subject to availability. With this update, prices may now be lower at some Walt Disney World theme parks compared to others."

As of now, there are no changes to Disney Genie+ at the Disneyland Resort in California.

You can learn more about Disney Genie+, plus tips for using it, in our updated post, How to use Disney Genie Plus.

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Replies (5)

June 23, 2023 at 5:12 PM

They can get more value out of the single-park users if they ditch the “one use per day” rule. Keep it restricted on the most popular ride in each park, but there’s no reason I shouldn’t be allowed to book something like Dinosaur multiple times on a given day.

June 23, 2023 at 6:46 PM

Exactly James .... it's unbelievable they still only allow it for one use per ride.

I'd even buy it once in a while if I could ride, let's say, BTMR using it multiple times on the same day.

Guardians is close to standby line time as well, so I wonder how that'll fit into the Genie+ option menu.

June 24, 2023 at 7:17 AM

What makes anyone think this is going to make Genie+ cheaper? What WDW will do is keep the 1-park version of Genie+ about what it costs now, and then charge another $5-10 for the multi-park option.

I absolutely agree with James and Mako that limiting guests to a single use per attraction is a massive deal killer for Genie+, and precisely why we would almost certainly never pay for it. It’s a virtually worthless service to me if you can’t ride your favorite attractions multiple times like you could with FP+.

June 24, 2023 at 11:29 PM

I hope this isn’t what Bob Iger was referring to when he said there were changes to G+ coming. I think this will be even more confusing to those who visit infrequently.

June 25, 2023 at 7:28 PM

Yes, that's what the guests were demanding, make Genie+ even more complex and byzantine.

Park hopping at DW is a joke. The transportation between parks takes too long, and you waste too much expensive ticket time.

Kill Genie+, bring back fastpass, charge $40 for maxpass, on your phone, all problems solved. If they do that I'll even let them keep the ridiculously obnoxious ILL charge for certain rides.

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