FastPasses are gone, and Disney Genie is here with a “whole new world” for the Guest experience.
As previously announced, both FastPass/FastPass+ at Walt Disney World Resort and FASTPASS/MaxPass at Disneyland Resort will be retired and instead, Genie + and Lightning Lanes will debut — paid services. Disney Genie+ will be a part of the new, massive Disney Genie program, a digital service designed to create your best Disney day.
Now, Disney has released more information regarding the Disney Genie and exactly how it will work for you.
• Reduce time in lines while keeping in mind your top picks
• Pace your day with experiences you’ll enjoy – and haven’t already done yet
• Build around your existing plans like dining reservations and Park Hopper® preferences
Built into Disney’s existing Park apps
Plan your day for you
Now, this is the amazing part. Disney Genie will literally plan your Disney Parks day for you. The service features a personalized itinerary creator that effortlessly and smartly maps out an entire day. Just check off the things you want to do for that day and then Disney Genie will plan it for you!
It is essentially a magical algorithm that creates thousands of ways Guests can visit the Disney Parks and then customizes your day’s itinerary based on YOUR interests.
Similar to a navigation app on your phone, Disney Genie continues to update your itinerary from morning to night as the day changes, so you can stay spontaneous and go with the flow – whether you need a nap, encounter an unexpected rain shower that closes an attraction you wanted to ride next, or want to take a detour for a Mickey ice cream bar.
So, check off your wishlist — such as Disney Princess meet and greets, thrill rides, or specific dining requirements — and let Disney Genie do the hard work for you!
And don’t worry, it also adjusts what it is recommending throughout the day, so it won’t recommend something to TOO many Guests!
Spend less time in line
Find YOUR best Dining options
A friend like Disney Genie
• Personalized itinerary planning
• Continually updated tip board
• Forecasted future wait times for attractions
• Virtual assistant
• Mobile order
• Restaurant wait list, check-in and reservations
Lightning Lanes and Disney Genie+
Disney Genie+ will be a paid system that will charge Disney World Guests $15.00 per person per day, and Disneyland Guests $20.00 per person per day, to utilize the Lighting Lane, which will be the old FastPass+/FASTPASS queue. Walt Disney World and Disneyland Guests will be able to pick one return time at a time for select attractions and skip the lines when their turn arrives.
The original Disney Parks Blog announcement shared the following information on the Disney Genie:
Coming this fall to Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, Disney Genie is a complimentary and convenient new digital service designed to create your best Disney day. We’ve been listening to your feedback – you want planning to be easier, you want more flexibility and you want better tools to help you make the most of your visit – and that’s exactly what Disney Genie is here to do. We’ve made significant investments in this cool new technology, which guides you through our theme parks with tips that can help you reduce time in lines, discover magic around every corner and take the guesswork out of “what’s next.”
Built right into the My Disney Experience and Disneyland apps, Disney Genie service will maximize your park time, so you can have more fun. It includes a personalized itinerary feature that will quickly and seamlessly map out an entire day. From specific attractions, foodie experiences and entertainment, to general interests like Disney princesses, villains, Pixar, Star Wars, thrill rides and more – just tell Disney Genie what you want to do and it will do the planning for you.
Stay tuned to Inside the Magic for future updates on Disney Genie and its official launch this month!
Are you excited for the new Disney Genie? Which feature are you looking forward to the most?