Disney Announces New Genie App
Disney guests have been anticipating since Disney World reopened in June 2020 if executives would bring back the FastPass+ system. In September, Disney announced they will officially retire the old system and introducing the Disney Genie app.
With reservations still being required to enter one of Disney’s theme parks, now you must pay an additional charge as well to use this new app. FastPass+ system used to be free, but the Disney Genie app is not.
For your Disney vacation, the Disney Genie app helps you navigate your day by suggesting ideal times to visit attractions. They will show you when to dine at Disney’s restaurants or wait in line for rides.
Faster Lines No Longer Free
While this does come at a price, $15 per day per person for the Disney Genie app at Disney World does not seem like too much when you see its perks. This service allows you to pick the next available time to access certain attractions and experiences.
To skip the lines, you will enter a Lightning Lane entrance similar to the old FastPass+ line. We confirmed that you will also have access to unlimited Disney World PhotoPass downloads. Photo and audio features like augmented reality glasses will be a fun feature to try out!
What’s Not Included?
For attractions not included in the Disney Genie service, park guests can pay an additional fee in the Lightning Lane entrance for up to two popular attractions per day. The prices of this service unfortunately will vary by the theme park, attraction, and demand that day.
The Seven Dwarf Mine Train ride at Disney’s Magic Kingdom is one of the rides not offered on the Genie app during the reservation period because of its popularity. Instead of waiting 120 minutes in the Summertime, this fee is probably worth not standing in long lines with the heat.
Spring, Summer, and Holidays are some of the most popular seasons that guests will take an Orlando Vacation. We recommend paying for your Disney World tickets before paying for your Orlando Hotels or Orlando Vacation Homes. Once you book accommodations near Disney, the price will not change. However, Disney has been known to change ticket prices twice a year.