With all the new things, it’s easy to miss the other updates around, like new souvenirs, construction projects, and snacks. So we took a look around the Magic Kingdom to see what has changed since we’ve last been. Here are all the updates you might have missed in the park! [Read more…]
And we’ve done our best to answer any questions you may have, both about the free version of the service (available through the My Disney Experience app) and how best to use Genie+ and the Individual Attraction Selection (aka pay-per-ride).
Earlier this week, Disney Genie officially launched in Disney World, and we’ve been checking it out all week long!
On the official launch day, we sent 5 reporters into the parks to try out Disney Genie, Genie+, and the Individual Attraction Selections. They put the new systems through some rigorous testing and we were able to find the benefits, the flaws, and learn quite a bit along the way. Here’s what happened when we tried Disney Genie for the very first time!
If you’ve been to Disney World before, chances are you know that feeling: you just want to get from one side of Magic Kingdom to the other, but you’re met with a wall of crowds or a parade or cavalcade, slowing you down big time! Well, did you know that there are SECRET walkways that can help you avoid those crowds?
Okay, so maybe these walkways aren’t a complete secret, but there are often-overlooked walkways in the parks that can help you save some time while getting from point A to point B — or, at least it will make your walk more pleasant and crowd-free. With the 50th Anniversary Celebration bringing in plenty of visitors, it’s more important than ever to be aware of where the shortcuts and alternate routes are in the parks!
Disney Genie is here! The new planning service, which features the paid FastPass replacement called Lightning Lanes, has debuted at Disney World!
The Disney Genie service is a massive new offering and it’s a bit confusing (to say the least). We’ve been working hard to FULLY break down the new service from our biggest takeaways to the free aspects of Genie, to how the service affects wait times. Now, let’s take a look at how Disney Genie interacts with park hopping in Disney World.
As the Genie once said (or sang), “You got some power in your corner now”: Disney Genie+ has arrived in Disney World. Between Disney’s two new paid services, Individual Attraction Selection (IAS or pay-per-ride) and Genie+, guests can now skip the lines at many of their favorite attractions and let Disney’s Genie service plan their day.
After a long period of speculation and waiting, we were finally able to test out Disney’s new paid FastPass+ replacement systems today! One important thing to note is that there is a limited number of Individual Attraction Selections available per day and they can sell out. So the question is: how quickly did the first Individual Attraction Selection option sell out today?
The time has come: Disney’s new paid Fastpass replacement, Disney Genie+, is here. If you miss skipping the lines at all your favorite attractions, you can now do so with the help of Disney Genie+. But wait, there’s more! While guests will be able to purchase Genie+ and ride most rides with a shorter line, not all attractions are available through Genie+. That’s where the new Individual Attraction Selection (IAS) system comes into play.
The Individual Attraction Selection system uses surge pricing and allows guests to pay-per-ride. Keep in mind that you don’t have to pay to ride the IAS attractions; there will still be a virtual or standby queue. Now that you’ve got the idea, you might be wondering how to purchase an Individual Attraction Selection. Let’s break it down. 🕺
It’s a VERY big day in Disney World today, and we’re taking you along with us!
Today is the first day of Disney World’s new Disney Genie service. The revamp to the My Disney Experience app includes free offerings (like personalized itineraries and predictive wait times), the new PAID Genie+ that has replaced Fastpass+, those pay-per-ride selections, and MORE. We’re making our way through the parks today to learn EVERYTHING there is to know about how Genie+ works, so get ready to follow along!
When it comes to favorite lands at Disney World, everyone has their own opinion!
While some Disney fans think Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is one of the best-themed lands in all of Disney World, others think that World Showcase is completely underrated by EPCOT guests. And some guests love the charm of Fantasyland, while others prefer the bioluminescent details of Pandora. No matter how you cut it, though, Disney fans think some lands are overrated, while others aren’t. So we asked you, our DFB readers, about the lands at Disney World! And here’s what 23,000 of you said!