Spring Break season has officially kicked off.
That means we’re starting to see crowds in Disney World. That means guests visiting Disney World over this period will have a more difficult time making advance dining reservations, park pass reservations, and more. That also means that Genie+ is going to cost more due to demand.
Spring Break crowds also mean longer lines for rides, so Genie+ could be a huge timesaver if you’re visiting the parks soon. However, Genie+ is going to cost a bit more. On March 7th, Genie+ was just $17. However, yesterday, March 11th, Genie+ was $25. Today, though, Genie+ is back up to $29 per person.
That means Disney expects demand to be greater for the feature. If you’re visiting Disney World, you will also want to make sure you grab Genie+ as early as possible before it sells out for the day if having that feature is a priority for you and your party. Even though it could be pricey, it could be something to consider purchasing if you don’t want to spend your entire time at Disney World in lines.
However, you’ll also need to realize that Genie+ doesn’t include EVERY ride in Disney World. Some premium rides will actually cost an additional amount per person to access the Lightning Lane for them. Those prices are also at their highest today: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Magic Kingdom is $12, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in EPCOT is $17, Rise of the Resistance in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is $25, and Flight of Passage is $16.
If you are on a budget, your best bet is to prioritize those rides you MUST ride and decide if Genie+ will help you save time. You could skip Genie+ and just use the Individual Lightning Lane option to ride the premium rides and then focus the rest of your time on rides with less demand. A little planning can go a long way in helping you save time and money.
We’ll continue to monitor the price of Genie+ over Spring Break and keep you updated, so stay tuned to DFB for more!
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Will you be visiting Disney World soon? Are you planning on using Genie+? Let us know in the comments!
Linda Walker says
Am I still the only one that doesn’t understand the difference between Lightning Lane and Genie +. And if I was in WDW yesterday and wanted to ride Rise of the Resistance without waiting in an hour long line Would I have to pay $29 plus another $25 and this is after I pay over $150 to get in the park?
So if Iger is serious about making the Disney visit a better experience, he can start by stopping the GOUGE. Genie + being a “flexi” fee is nothing short of thievery.
Iger stated that he’s “always believed that Disney was a brand that needed to be accessible.” He added that under the Chapek regime, there was a “zeal to grow profits [that] may have been a little bit too aggressive about some of our pricing. I think there’s a way to continue to grow that business but be smarter about how we price so that we maintain that brand value of accessibility.” I guess he lied about that one. Talks out of both sides of his mouth.