Everything You Need to Know About Disney Genie

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updated January 26, 2021

Disney fans know already know and love the Genie from the 1992 animated film.  But there is a new Disney Genie that we think you’ll be pretty fond of too!  Walt Disney World debuted the Disney Genie on October 19, 2021.   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.  Disney Genie will also continue to update your itinerary as the day changes, allowing you to remain spontaneous.

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-for 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 are Genie+ and while this can get a bit confusing-  the second offering is referred to as both ‘Individual Lightning Lane Selections’ and ‘Individual Access 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 .

You will 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!

Add Genie+ Right to Your Vacation Package or Tickets

What’s even more convenient is that you can add Disney’s Genie+ right onto your package or tickets that you booked through The Magic For Less Travel!  This will save you time from purchasing this daily on your vacation.  Genie+ costs $15 per ticket, 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.

Disney Genie Lightning Lane

Where Can You Get in a Lightning Lane?

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

You can also download our free guide to see all the Lighning Lane Attractions List

Free Lightning Lane Attractions download!

Lightning Lane Attractions list graphic

Magic Kingdom

Individual Lightning Lane Selections

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain

Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Selections

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Haunted Mansion
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • 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
  • See Cinderella and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • See Princess Tiana and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • See Mickey at Town Square Theater


Individual Lightning Lane Selections

  • Frozen Ever After
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Selections

  • Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Journey into Imagination with Figment
  • Living with the Land
  • Mission: SPACE – Green
  • Mission: SPACE – Orange
  • Soarin’
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Individual Lightning Lane Selections

  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Selections

  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along
  • Disney Jr. Dance Party
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular – Returning December 19, 2021
  • 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!
  • See Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight

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
  • Feathered Friends in Flight!
  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug!
  • Kali River Rapids
  • 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 both time and money since there are some great discounts available!

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