The All-New Genie Service at Walt Disney World®: What you need to know!

A Personalized Approach to Visiting Walt Disney World®

Launched in October 2021, the all-new Disney Genie Service allows guest to optimize their time at all the Disney Theme Parks with an all-new fun and personalized itinerary tool using “Magical Genie” technology. Read on to learn everything you need to know before you go to Walt Disney World®!

“Pairing incredible technology with more than 60 years of expertise about how our guests visit the parks, Disney Genie will personalize their Disney day, allowing guests to spend less time planning and waiting and more time doing the things they love.” Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

How to use the Genie Service

The Disney Genie works through My Disney Experience, which can be downloaded to your smart phone through the app store. There are 3 ‘tiers’ of the Genie Service: Basic Genie Service, Genie+ Service, and Genie+ Service with Lightning Lane options. Let’s go through each option.

TIP: Once downloaded, be sure you select Use Cellular Data



Basic Genie Service

The Genie Service is offered directly through “My Disney Experience” and offers:

  • Personalized itinerary planning.

  • Access to future wait times for attractions.

  • Access to showtimes.

  • Ability to make restaurant reservation along with mobile ordering.

  • Select virtual queues for attractions.

  • Provides real-time park tips.

TIP: Create your best Disney day by selecting your preferences for the day under the MY DAY tab. Meet a Princess? Catch a parade? Let the Genie know.

Here’s where the magic happens! The Genie is designed to think of every scenario to provide you with an experience made just for you, and even offers suggestions as you navigate around the park. Whether a ride breaks down or inclement weather strikes, the Genie helps you move seamlessly around the park and recommends itinerary changes accordingly.

But there’s more! And that is where Genie+ comes in.



Genie+ Service

Genie+ is an upgrade to the free complimentary Genie Service. Disney Genie+ costs $15 per ticket, per day at Walt Disney World®. This additional feature offers:

  • The ability to make reservations throughout the day (one at a time) beginning at 7 A.M. on your visiting day for over 40 attractions at Disney World.

  • Once redeemed or arrival window has passed, you can selection another and continue until the parks close.

  • Augmented reality photo lenses!

  • Audio experiences tailored to specific locations throughout the theme parks.

  • Faster access to many attractions via Lightning Lane Entrance (We will talk about this next.)



Genie+ Service with Lightning Lane Attractions

The Lightning Lane is another feature only offered through Genie+ and allows you to select high-demand rides not included in Genie+ for an additional cost per ride.

  • For an additional fee, guests will be able to select a time of day to ride up to TWO high-demanded attractions each day, per park.

  • Selections can be made on the day of each guest’s visit and used across multiple theme parks.

  • The individual pay-per-ride options are subject to change, and it should be noted that this a la carte option and Genie+ offer different attractions. You can use both services together or separately.

Lightning Lane Attractions at Walt Disney World®

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Space Mountain

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure (Free virtual queue and pay-per-ride.)

Frozen Ever After

Expedition Everest

Avatar Flight of Passage

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

TIP: These high-demand attractions can sell out each day based on demand and time of year and they are non-refundable.

And there you have it! That is what you need to know about the all-new Genie Service before taking your magical trip to Walt Disney World®. Have you used the All-New Genie Service?! Comment below – we want to know what you think!

Reach out to our Fox Dream Team to book your next magical experience!



  • I have a question about Genie+ with lightening pass. What is the additional cost for lightening pass, does the cost vary based on the ride? Also, if I pay this extra money am I guaranteed to get on the ride with my party that day?
    I have Disney reservation staying in the WDW Swan on the resort with park passes for 7 arriving Dec 28th leaving Jan 2nd. Can I have assistance in getting some restaurant reservations, events, and rides?

    • Hi Susan! That is a great question. Individual Lightning Lane attractions at Walt Disney World start at $7 per attraction but will vary based on time of year and attraction. The Lightning Lane attractions will allow you to schedule a time to arrive (up to two highly demanded attractions each day.) Examples of Lightning Lane entrance rides include: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom or Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Think of Lightning Lanes like Express Lanes on highways. The pricing that increases and adjusts with the demand.
      I recommend reaching out to one of Fox’s Dream Team members. They are experts answering questions about the Disney parks, restaurants, reservations and more.
      Hope you all enjoy your magical trip to Disney this winter.

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