If you have been following the development process for the Disney Genie app ever since it’s announcement at D23 2019. Well you’re in luck because it’s officially heading to Walt Disney World and Disneyland this coming fall. This brand new update will be a digital service to create your day at the theme parks. Giving guests flexibility and tool options to maximize the most of your visit.
It will be integrated into the My Disney Experience and Disneyland apps. It will include a personalized itinerary feature for a smooth and seamless map for the whole day. From attractions, food experiences and entertainment. Even general interests from Disney characters, villains, thrill rides and more.
Gary Daniels, Vice President of Digital Experience explain this new feature in the video down below.
Here’s a breakdown announced by Disney for what to expect:
- Disney Genie+: Walt Disney World for the price of $15 per ticket and $20 per ticket at Disneyland can choose a variety of attractions experiences using the Lightning Lane entrance. Guests can make a selection at a time, throughout the whole day. Examples like The Haunted Mansion, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and more (subject to limited availability). It’s an option for the evolution of the past system of MaxPass that was at Disneyland. Disney Genie+ will also include Disney parks-themed audio experiences. Photo features to capture your memories and augmented reality lenses for those visiting Walt Disney World Resort. Unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads from your day if you are visiting Disneyland Resort.
- Lighting Lane: Guests can schedule a time to arrive at up to two highly demanded attractions each day. In which Disney is calling it the “Lighting Lane” entrance. Examples like Seven Dwarves Mine Train at Disney’s Magic Kingdom or Radiator Springs Racers at Disney California Adventure. This is not included with Disney Genie+. Pricing for this option will vary by date, attraction and park. Will be announced later a launch.
Lightning Lane selections will be made on the same day of visit and can be used across multiple theme parks, and the Park Hopper option. Attractions will continue to offer a traditional standby queue, or a virtual queue at certain attractions like Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.
FastPass+ and Disney MaxPass services will be retired. New enhancements towards the Disability Access Service (DAS) program will have new options to enroll in the program pre-arrival. DAS guests can select attractions in the app. These options will be available in addition to the existing, in-person DAS program. More information can be read on both on Disneyland and Walt Disney World’s site’s.
No official date that was shared just the timeframe that Disney announced. More details will be released at a later time for how to purchase Disney Genie+.
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