Everything You Need to Know About Disney’s Genie+ Service

Posted by on May 3, 2022 in Thoughts and Opinions | 0 comments

Dana Munoz

I recently visited Walt Disney World with my family in mid-November 2021. We had such an amazing trip, and it was incredible to be back in our “happy place!” One of the best things about this trip was that I got to experience Disney’s new service, Genie+, and utilize their new Lightning Lane feature. Genie+ is a paid service that you can add onto your resort hotel package. This allows you access to a platform in the My Disney Experience App where you can select “lightning lane” return times that allow you to skip the regular standby line for each ride. It has replaced the former Fastpass+ system at Disney.

            On our trip, we had a tremendous amount of luck with Lightning Lane, and really enjoyed using it. I traveled with myself, my husband, and my 2 year old son. We visited the Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios parks, and we were able to get a Lightning Lane return time for each attraction that we wanted! It was incredibly helpful to have this as part of my package when traveling with a toddler – as being able to skip standby lines for toddler friendly rides such as It’s A Small World, Dumbo, Jungle Cruise, and Peter Pan’s flight was a really important part of our experience, as keeping a 2 year old calm and occupied while in line for a ride is a challenge in itself! For all of the attractions, we waited a maximum of 10 minutes after scanning in for our Lightning Lane return time, and it was such an amazing benefit to have. We visited the parks during a peak crowd time, where standby lines for most rides were 45 minutes or more. We were only in the parks for 3 short days, and I am so grateful for the short wait times we experienced, allowing us to have more fun and make more memories as a family.

            While Genie+ is a useful tool, it does take some time to learn how to navigate and is a learning experience for how to make more than one Lightning Lane selection at a time. Your Wishes travel advisors, such as myself, are trained, traveled, and trusted to help you with this experience. We are learning firsthand how to use the program, and are here to help you understand how to use it, and build Lightning Lane selections into your magical vacation!

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In the trip discussed, I was traveling on a commercial rate.

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