Disneyland Guest Furious At Paying Extra For Long Genie+ Lines

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Left: Guests lined up outside Indiana Jones. Right: Disney Genie+ Logo with a sad looking Genie next to it.

Disney’s Genie+ replaced the Fastpass+ service at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort in 2021. Disney Parks fans were immediately frustrated with the paid aspect of the Disney Genie service.

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Guests can select Lightning Lane return times for their favorite attractions for $20 per Guest per day at Disneyland and $15 per Guest per day at Walt Disney World.

When Genie+ debuted, Guests could purchase the service ahead of their vacation. But too many Guests utilized the service, leading Disney to warn Guests ahead of purchasing that their favorite attractions may not be unavailable on the nonrefundable service.

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Related: Paid Lightning Lane Line Extensively Longer Than Free Standby Queue

Last month, Disney scrapped “planning ahead” and made Genie+ only available for purchase on the day of your Disney Park visit. Individual Lightning Lane passes are also available for high-demand rides and frequently sell out in minutes.

A recent Disneyland Park Guest took to Reddit to share a photo of a lengthy Lightning Lane queue for Indiana Jones Adventure. “Glad I spent the extra money for this,” user u/sullyman22 wrote:

glad I spent the extra money for this from Disneyland

The queue extended past the standard Lightning Lane entrance for the ride, while the standby queue was much shorter.

It’s important to note that Lightning Lane Guests get admitted to rides at a much higher rate than standby Guests. Lightning Lane will almost always be faster than waiting for your favorite Disney Parks attraction, even with a lengthy line.

More on Indiana Jones Adventure

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Indiana Jones Adventure is a thrill ride at Disneyland Park recommended for kids, tweens, teens, and adults with a 46-inch height requirement. From Disney:

Embark on a fast-paced thrill ride in search of Indiana Jones—enter this cursed temple at your own risk!

An Ancient Legend

Follow Indy’s footsteps into the crumbling Temple of the Forbidden Eye past intricate booby traps. Inspect carvings and frescos that tell the story of Mara, a powerful deity who promises great treasures—and vengeance to those foolish enough to gaze into its all-seeing eyes.

Brave Unimaginable Perils

Board a rugged troop transport and enter the Chamber of Destiny. Confront inconceivable dangers, like precarious precipices over molten lava, screaming mummies, swarms of giant insects, spear-throwing wraiths, collapsing bridges, slithering snakes—and a massive rolling boulder.  

If you find yourself in jeopardy, only one man is brave enough—or crazy enough—to save you… Dr. Jones!

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Have you tried Genie+ on a recent Disney Park vacation? Was it worth it? Let us know in the comments. 

Please note that the story outlined in this article is based on a personal Disney Parks Guest experience. No two Guest experiences are alike, and this article does not necessarily align with Inside the Magic’s personal views on Disney Parks operations.


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