What You Need to Know About Disney Genie, Genie+ & Lightning Lane

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Disney fans know already know and love the Genie from the 1992 animated film.  But there is a new Disney Genie that can help you too!  Walt Disney World has a planning app and tools named Disney Genie.  Are you wondering who or what that is?  Keep reading for everything you need to know about Disney Genie!

Disney Genie Magic Kingdom

What is Disney Genie?

Disney Genie is complimentary service found in your  My Disney Experience app that lets you create personalized itineraries inspired by the things you tell Disney you love!  It helps you make the most of your park time and includes some tips and information too.  Disney Genie will also continue to update your itinerary as the day changes, allowing you to remain spontaneous or have a more structured day.

Two Options that put you in the Lightning Lane – Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane Selections

There are a few other key terms and important things to know about Disney Genie.  While this service is based in the app and is complimentary, there are two paid options available to you to enhance your visit to the theme parks.  You can choose to purchase one, both, or neither!  Ultimately, both of these options will put you in the fast lane to experience your favorite attractions!   That’s right!  Have you ever muttered the words, “I’d pay to not wait in this line!” while on vacation?  Well this is exactly what you can now do.

The two paid-for options for Disney Genie are Genie+  and ‘Individual Lightning Lane Selections’.    However, here’s where things are a little tricky – the actual queue you will use when purchasing either or both of these options is called, the Lightning Lane!  The Lightning Lane is literally the queue that guests who purchase one of these options will use rather than standing in a standby queue.

When you purchase Disney Genie+, you have access to the Lightning Lane at a number of attractions in each park.  You can see the complete list below.  When you purchase an individual Lightning Lane for specific attractions not included with Genie+.

You also always have the option to use the standby queue (or virtual queue if offered).  If you haven’t purchased Genie+ or Individual Lightning Lane Selections, no problem – get in the standby queue!  You can also use the standby queue if you want to experience an attraction more than once.  For instance, you purchased an Individual Lightning Lane Selection to experience Rise of the Resistance but just have  to experience this attraction again – you can get in the standby queue!

Adding Genie+

Genie+ can be purchased each day that you want to use it through your My Disney Experience account.  You can begin the purchase of Disney Genie+ at midnight each day. The cost of Genie+ fluctuates and you will check the My Disney Experience app for pricing each day.  Expect to pay around $15 – $25 per day.

Guests who have purchased Disney Genie+ service can begin to book reservations for your first experience via the My Disney Experience app beginning at 7:00 AM on the day of your visit. Once you’ve ridden your initial selection, or the arrival window has passed, you can make another selection using the app. What if you book a reservation and it’s hours away? Well, you can book another reservation 120 minutes from the time of that booking. In addition, the app will let you know when you can book another reservation so you don’t have to keep track.

Purchasing Individual Lightning Lane Selections 

If you want to purchase Individual Lightning Lane Selections, you will do that on an individual basis during your trip.  Prices will vary per attraction, per day.  Guests of a Disney Resort Hotel and Other Select Hotels will be able to make their first purchase starting at 7:00 AM on the day of their visit. This option is available to Disney Resort hotel Guests and Guests of Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels and Shades of Green. If you aren’t staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, you can make your first purchase when the park officially opens. This is just one more reason to consider staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel.

Disney Genie Lightning Lane

Where Attractions Feature a Lightning Lane?

Below is the list of attractions that have a Lightning that you can access  by purchasing Genie + and/or Individual Lightning Lane Selections.

You can also download our free guide to see all the Disney lightning-lane attractions list.

Disney Genie Lightning Lane Attractions

Disney Lightning Lane Attractions List

Magic Kingdom

Individual Lightning Lane Selections

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • TRON Lightcycle / Run

Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Selections

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Haunted Mansion
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Meet Cinderella and a Visiting Princess
  • Meet Mickey at Town Square Theater
  • Meet Princess Tiana and a Visiting Princess
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • The Barnstormer
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid


Individual Lightning Lane Selections

  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Selections

  • Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Frozen Ever After
  • Journey into Imagination with Figment
  • Living with the Land
  • Mission: SPACE – Green
  • Mission: SPACE – Orange
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Individual Lightning Lane Selections

  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Selections

  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along
  • Disney Jr. Play & Dance
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular – Returning December 19, 2021
  • Meet Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight
  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Star Tours
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Toy Story Mania!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Individual Lightning Lane Selections

  • Avatar Flight of Passage
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain*

Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Selections

  • Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
  • Feathered Friends in Flight!
  • Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond!
  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug!
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Kilamanjaro Safaris
  • Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Na’vi River Journey
  • The Animation Experience

Want to plan your visit and need help navigating all the info?  

Reach out to one of our agents at The Magic For Less Travel.  They’ll give you the expert guidance and tools to move beyond the one-size-fits-all approach to vacation planning – at no charge!  They can help you save time, money and stress!

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