We’ve had some time to master the Disney Genie service.
If you don’t already know, the service is available on the Disneyland App and My Disney Experience, and is a tool for Disney guests to use when planning their vacations. We’ve used Genie+, the personalized itinerary, and more, but here are the FIVE most MIND-BLOWING features.
1. Real-time, Personalized Itinerary Suggestions
First up, we’re looking at one specific aspect of the personalized itinerary. The personalized itinerary takes into consideration your priorities (whether they be specific like a must-do ride or broad like your love of princesses) to build your family the perfect itinerary.
That’s pretty cool, but the really MIND-BLOWING part is that this personalized itinerary updates throughout the day! It changes depending on what happens in the day (it can even change depending on the weather!). When you think about the number of people who get personalized updates constantly, it seems pretty wild!
2. Forecasted Future Wait Times
Another thing that the personalized itinerary takes into account are forecasted future wait times, and you can check these outside of your itinerary as well. Let that sink in: You can see what the wait times might be LATER in the day.
We’ve been able to see the wait times in real-time in the Disney Parks apps, but that’s not always helpful in planning what you’ll be doing in the afternoon. With Disney Genie, you can see whether or not it would be a good idea to head to Space Mountain after lunch.
3. Disney PhotoPass AR Lenses
If you pay for the Genie+ upgrade for that Lightning Lane access, you also get PhotoPass downloads if you’re in Disneyland and Disney PhotoPass Augmented Reality lenses if you’re in Disney World.
Wow! AR lenses? This tech acts a little bit like Magic Shots straight from your phone. So, you might see magical effects or a Disney character added to your pictures with these lenses!
4. Audio Experiences
Genie+ also provides Audio Experiences. For those buying the Genie+ level, you get access to Audio Experiences that are themed to different areas of the park.
Through these audio tales, you can hear from Imagineers and special guests about behind-the-scenes aspects of Disney World and Disneyland attractions and lands.
5. Lightning Lane for Virtual Queue Attractions
And finally, virtual queue attractions also have lightning lane access! Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will launch into action with a virtual queue, which can be bypassed through Individual Attraction Selection!
With Individual Attraction Selection, you can pay-per-ride (fee not yet determined for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind ) to get Lightning Lane access to this high-demand attraction, and others. A small fee to skip the hassle of a Virtual Queue? That could be worth it for some guests!
Wow! Those are some pretty mind-blowing details. Disney Genie is…a lot. So, if you’re confused, stick around with us at DFB as we continue to comb through all the details.
Got Disney Genie questions? Ask them in the comments!