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Disney Genie and Disney Genie+ Coming to Disneyland Resort Beginning December 8th!!

This Disney Travel News Update is brought to you by Disney Destinations.

We are excited to share that Disney Genie service will be available here at the Disneyland Resort beginning December 8, 2021.

Built right into the existing Disneyland app, the Disney Genie service offers new features to help you create your best Disney day. With the Disneyland app, you should be sure to download the latest version and make sure that your notification and location services are turned on so you can get the most out of the app’s features.

The new service will include:

Complimentary Disney Genie Features

At the heart of the Disney Genie service are features like a personalized itinerary creator inspired by the things you tell us you love, helping you make the most of your park time so you can have more fun! You can tell Disney Genie your favorite things – foodie experiences, must-do attractions, Super Heroes or princesses – experiences that make your Disneyland Resort day special, and Disney Genie does all the work to suggest fun options tailored to each guest.

The Disney Genie service will also offer great additional features like a personal tip board to see attractions and dining options in one central place, and forecasted future attraction wait times, helping you predict the best time to visit during the day.

These features are created to help you spend less time waiting in line, so they can enjoy more of what they love. What’s more, Disney Genie service even works around existing plans, like dining reservations!

Similar to a navigation app on a phone, Disney Genie does all the work behind the scenes and updates itineraries continually from morning to night so Guests can stay spontaneous and make the most of their time in the parks!

Ability to Access the new Lightning Lane Entrance

For those guests that have been to the Disneyland Resort lately, they may have noticed some new signs being installed for Lightning Lane entrances at a number of popular attractions. The Lightning Lane offers the convenience of saving you time waiting in line. Lightning Lane entrance can be accessed for select attractions two ways:

  • Disney Genie+

Disney Genie+ will be available for $20 per ticket per day, and allows you to select the next available arrival window for Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane entrances at a variety of attractions, one at a time (subject to limited availability; limit one Lightning Lane selection per experience each day). Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane entrances are available at select attractions at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park – great for those who have Park Hopper tickets. Disney Genie+ also includes unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital photo downloads from the day, as well as fun new audio experiences that let you discover the parks in cool new ways—through fascinating fun facts and behind-the-scenes insights.

Disney Genie+ service may be purchased in the Disneyland app after Guests have entered the park and have linked their park ticket. After Dec. 8, you may also choose to purchase Disney Genie+ prior to their visit when they purchase a park ticket. You can begin making their Lightning Lane arrival window selections as soon as they enter a theme park! For guests traveling with a 2022 vacation package booked after Nov. 4, Disney Genie+ can be added to the package tickets as long as any modifications are made more than five days prior to your visit.


  • Individual Lightning Lane Entrance Selection.

This new “a la carte” option allows the individual purchase of Lightning Lane entrance arrival windows for some of Disneyland's most popular attractions: Radiator Springs Racers and WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure at Disney California Adventure Park, and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disneyland Park (subject to limited availability; attractions not included with Disney Genie+). Pricing for the “a la carte” option will vary by date and attraction. Please be be sure to check the Disneyland app on the day of your visit for the latest pricing for each available Lightning Lane attraction entrance arrival window. For those guests that choose this option, you may purchase the next available arrival window, one at a time, for up to two (2) attractions per day upon entering a theme park

As a reminder, you can select one, both or none of these options. It’s all up to each guests and what works best for their ideal Disney day! Attractions will continue to offer a traditional standby queue, or a virtual queue may be used at select attractions. Check the Disneyland app for attraction queue status. To book your next trip to Disneyland Resort, contact one of our MousePros agents today!

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