Genie+ set to launch on October 19, 2021

What a week! “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” at Walt Disney World Resort is in full swing, as they kicked off the 50th anniversary festivities on Oct. 1 with all-new experiences and countless magical moments.

Now, they are gearing up for yet another milestone: “We’re excited to share that the previously announced Disney Genie service will launch on Oct. 19 at Walt Disney World Resort!”

Available for all guests right in the My Disney Experience app, the complimentary Disney Genie service offers new features that let guests create their best Disney day. These features include a personalized itinerary creator that effortlessly and smartly maps out an entire day inspired by the things guests tell them they love – helping them make the most of their park time so they can have more fun.

Similar to a navigation app on a phone, Disney Genie continues to update the guest’s itinerary from morning to night as the day changes, so they can stay spontaneous and go with the flow – whether guests need a nap, encounter an unexpected rain shower or want to take a detour for a Mickey ice cream bar.

Many of you have asked about how this cool new technology works. Behind the scenes, the app is capable of magically evaluating thousands of possible itineraries in seconds – so guests don’t even have to think about it! Disney Genie puts guests at the center of the experience by prioritizing ways to:

  • Reduce time in lines while keeping in mind guest’s top picks 
  • Pace the day with experiences guests will enjoy – and haven’t already done yet 
  • Build around existing plans like dining reservations and Park Hopper® preferences 

Disney Genie uses our 50+ years of knowledge and expertise in how guests visit our parks to make the experience better for everyone.

With this launch, they will also be introducing the Lightning Lane entrance. Available for purchase through the Disney Genie+ add-on at more than 40 attractions – or individually, “a la carte” at some of the most highly demanded attractions – the Lightning Lane entrance can save guests time waiting in line. See below for a first look at the list of current attractions with Lightning Lane entrances and click here for pricing assets

As a reminder, attractions continue to offer a traditional standby queue or from time to time, a virtual queue may instead be used at select attractions, like right now at Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.

Guest Experience Team will also be available throughout all four theme parks to assist guests. 

Disney Genie service will come at a later date for Disneyland Resort, so stay tuned for future updates! You’ve never had a friend like this.

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