The release and implementation of the Disney Genie and Genie+ services have been troubled, at times. Its introduction at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts have left many Guests confused about how the services actually work in the Disney Parks and Disneyland Resort, with the service going down on its first day at Disneyland.
This is not even mentioning the controversial Lightning Lane system as well. Now, Guests are sharing their gripes with the Disney Genie service and app itself.
A Reddit thread full of Disney Guests recently gained traction after a Guest made the claim that the Disney Genie part of the My Disney Experience app layout and design are the “worst they’ve ever seen”.
See the full thread below:
App layout especially with the new Genie is the worst I’ve ever seen on any app.
Many Guests flooded the comments to share their opinion on this controversial new addition to Disney’s lineup of services. User u/NotTheRealPrince said:
As a software engineer who designs mobile apps, I couldn’t agree more. The app design is horrendous.
Many in the comments specifically noted how hard to see and non-user-friendly the Genie app is, calling it “non-intuitive”. User u/WoodFiredPizzaIsGood shared a similar sentiment:
I completely agree, that’s one of the biggest issues with Genie+. The option to buy Genie+ in the first place is kind of hidden. And then the page to make selections is awful. It’s just very poorly designed and unintuitive. I think trying to combine the free Genie system with lightning lane was a mistake because it is not only confusing but makes the app very convoluted. Especially since the free Genie system is so useless. I wish they just kept the same interface as Maxpass and left it at that.
User u/idunnosothis, the original poster shared their thoughts on Disney Genie:
Also, genie plus is terrible. I miss maxpass. Plus, if you don’t get it for the day, the standby wait times are absolutely ridiculous now. Good job Disney
User u/it-works-in-ksp commented about the various bugs and glitches they’ve experienced in the app:
I’ve had weird bugs with dining reservations disappearing, as well as one that are weeks past reappearing. I never had either issue before Genie was added to the app. Poor software roll out for sure (and that’s not even touching how terrible Genie is as a service even when it works).
User u/Mothstradamus explained the benefits of the Flex Pass:
The app was great when they had Flex Pass.
The reservation system and Genie+ are not user friendly whatsoever. They need to go back to whatever system they were using during the Flex Pass.
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