Genie+ Gets a Start Date at Disneyland Resort

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POOF! You ain’t never had a friend like me! After the advent of Genie and Genie+ service at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort is finally getting their wish granted. The Disney Parks Blog has given us a debut date of December 8, 2021 for the start of Genie+ at Disneyland Resort.

Genie+ Gets a Start Date at Disneyland Resort

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Coming soon to the Disneyland app, Genie is designed to make recommendations for you. Start telling Genie a few things about yourself, and POOF!, you’ll get help creating your best Disney day! To learn more about how Genie and Genie+ work, you can review this short video created by Disney:

The newest post from Disney Parks Blog breaks down how the Genie and Genie+ service will be working at Disneyland Resort.  “Attention, Disneyland Resort fans! We are excited to share that Disney Genie service will be available here at the Disneyland Resort beginning Dec. 8, 2021,” says the post.

The new service will include complimentary Disney Genie features like a “personalized itinerary creator inspired by the things you tell us you love, helping you make the most of your park time, so you can have more fun! ” Simply tell Genie some of your favorite things (I’ve got twenty!) and Disney Genie will take care of the rest.

You’ll get a personal tip board to see your favorite dining options and attractions in one simple place and projected wait times. This might help you spend less time waiting in line, and more time sipping, shopping, and sightseeing.

Included with your Genie+ service are your PhotoPass downloads for the day; this means that Genie+ is nearly a replacement for MaxPass that we loved at Disneyland.

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The Disney Parks Blog also details more on the Lightning Lane queues, popping up around Disneyland Resort.
At a number of popular attractions, Lightning Lane will offer the convenience of saving you time waiting in line. You can access the Lightning Lane entrance for select attractions two ways:

1) Disney Genie+ service.

Disney Genie+ will be available for $20 per ticket per day, and allows you to select the next available arrival window for Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane entrances at a variety of attractions, one at a time (subject to limited availability; limit one Lightning Lane selection per experience each day). Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane entrances are available at select attractions at both Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park – great for those who have Park Hopper tickets. Disney Genie+ also includes unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital photo downloads from your day, as well as fun new audio experiences that let you discover the parks in cool new ways—through fascinating fun facts and behind-the-scenes insights.

Disney Genie+ service may be purchased in the Disneyland app after you’ve entered the park and have linked your park ticket. After Dec. 8, you may also choose to purchase Disney Genie+ prior to your visit when you purchase a park ticket. You can begin making your Lightning Lane arrival window selections as soon as you enter a theme park!


2) Individual Lightning Lane Entrance Selection

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This new “a la carte” option allows the individual purchase of Lightning Lane entrance arrival windows for some of our most popular attractions: Radiator Springs Racers and WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure at Disney California Adventure park, and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disneyland park (subject to limited availability; attractions not included with Disney Genie+). Pricing for the “a la carte” option will vary by date and attraction. Be sure to check the Disneyland app on the day of your visit for the latest pricing for each available Lightning Lane attraction entrance arrival window. If you choose this option, you may purchase the next available arrival window, one at a time, for up to two (2) attractions per day upon entering a theme park.

As a reminder, you can select one, both or none of these options. It’s all up to you and what works best for your ideal Disney day! Attractions will continue to offer a traditional standby queue, or a virtual queue may be used at select attractions. Check the Disneyland app for attraction queue status.

Want more details on Genie+ at Disneyland? Visit for more information, including how to create your itinerary in Disney Genie, purchase Disney Genie+, make Lightning Lane arrival window selections, and other helpful tips.

Will you be choosing Genie+ or Individual Lightning Lanes at Disneyland Resort? Leave us a comment below!

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