Why Genie+ Service at Disney is Worth It

The time you save from Genie+ is worth it. So what is the Genie+ service? For $15, you use an in-app service designed to make your park experience more enjoyable by suggesting rides based on your preferences and wait times.

Disney Genie Plus Service – allows you to use the lightening lane entrance for more than 40 attractions at Walt Disney World and 15 attractions at Disneyland. One selection at a time.

Disney Genie is a free planning tool built into My Disney Experience and Disneyland Apps. The technology is based on algorithms based in wait times to help you plan your day. Before you arrive, you can the Genie exactly what rides, attractions, and experiences (and meals) so you can spend more time enjoying the park.

Complete list of Disney Genie+ rides at Walt Disney World includes:

Magic Kingdom (longest wait times in bold)

  • The Barnstormer
  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Haunted Mansion
  • It’s a Small World
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Monster’s Inc – Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Splash Mountain
  • Tomorrowland Speedway (going away)
  • Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid

Epcot (longest wait times in bold)

  • Disney and Short Film Festival
  • Journey into Imagination with Figment
  • Living with the Land
  • Mission Space
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

Hollywood Studios

  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Beauty & the Beast Live on Stage
  • Disney Jr. Dance Party
  • Frozen Sing-Along
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Muppet Vision 3D
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Star Tours
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Toy Story Mania
  • Meet and Greet with Olaf

Animal Kingdom

  • Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King
  • Feathered Friends in Flight
  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Na’vi River Journey
  • The Animation Experience

Individual Lightening Lane Attractions at Walt Disney World (Disney Genie+ & additional charge per ride: those listed below)

Magic Kingdom

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain


  • Frozen Ever After
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Hollywood Studios

  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Animal Kingdom

  • Avatar Flight of Passage
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain

Overall Thoughts on Disney Genie+ and Tips to Make it Smoother

  • The Genie+ is worth it
  • The individual upgrade is worth it if you really want to ride the ride – especially for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.
  • Set an alarm so you can book the next ride slot
  • Paying additional for the individual ride experience can save you about 2 hours on a busy day
  • Genie+ can be booked at 7 am if you stay at a Disney resort or upon park entrance for those staying off property. Know that individual ride experiences will be sold out if you do not stay on property.

Let me know your thoughts!

**Until August 7, 2022, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Frozen Ever After, Space Mountain and Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain will be included via Disney Genie+ service and will not be included as an individual Lightning Lane selection.


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