Wow, we’re learning a LOT about Disney’s upcoming trip planning service, Disney Genie.
Last week, Disney CEO Bob Chapek talked about the upcoming service and now we’re learning a LOT more about it. Not only will it change the way you plan your day in Disney World and Disneyland, but it will also have a feature (Genie+) that will act as a PAID replacement to Fastpass+ and MaxPass. But how will the new service work for Disney World Annual Passholders and Disneyland Magic Key holders?
The free Disney Genie service will be available to all Disney World and Disneyland guests, including Annual Passholders and Magic Key holders. So, you’ll be able to access personalized itineraries, a virtual assistant, forecasted future wait times, and more — no matter what your ticket type is!
The paid replacement for Fastpass+ and MaxPass, Disney Genie+, is a $15 addition for Disney World guests and a $20 addition for Disneyland guests. In Disneyland, it will give guests Lightning Lane (like a Fastpass or MaxPass lane) access to more than 15 rides and in Disney World, it will give Lightning Lane access to more than 40 rides.
Beyond that, guests can add on (for an additional fee that has not been announced) Lightning Lane for HIGH demand attractions like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train or Rise of the Resistance.
At the launch, Disney World Annual Passholders and Disneyland Magic Key holders will be able to add Disney Genie+ and/or individual Lightning Lane selections on the day of their visit. So, yes! Passholders and Key holders will have full access to the service.
And, bonus! Disney will be looking into other enhancements for Passholders and Key holders using Disney Genie in the future. No discount information has been shared at this time.
As a reminder, Annual Passes are still NOT on sale in Disney World. Disney has announced that Annual Pass sales will resume in time for the 50th Anniversary on October 1st. When Annual Passes do return, new Passholders will be able to add Disney Genie+ to their park day as they’d like!
We’re fully breaking down the new service so keep an eye on DFB for updates and more information!
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