Disney Genie at Disneyland
What is Disney Genie?
- Disney Genie = A free service that gives you itinerary planning based on your preferences and location inside the parks.
- Disney Genie + = A paid service that gives you access to Lightning Lanes for select attractions (one attraction at a time, based on availability), unlimited PhotoPass+ downloads and access to audio tours. It is most like the previous MaxPass, which has been retired.
- Lightning Lanes = Formerly known as FastPass queues, Lightning Lanes are an alternative to stand-by queues with expedited access to select Disneyland attractions. Lightning Lanes may be accessed via Disney Genie+ or Individual Lightning Lane selections.
How much do Disney Genie + and/or Individual Lightning Lane selections cost?
How do I buy Disney Genie +?
First, you can pre-purchase Disney Genie + as part of your Disneyland ticket. By pre-purchasing Disney Genie +, you will have the service for each day of your ticket. For example, to upgrade a 3-Day Disneyland ticket to include Disney Genie +, you’ll pay an additional $60 ($20/day) and have Disney Genie + available all three days of your trip.
There are two benefits of pre-purchasing Genie+. First is the convenience of already having it loaded onto your Disneyland tickets. Once you’re in the Parks, you’re ready to go and start making your first Genie+ selection. The second benefit is that by pre-purchasing Genie+, you are locking in the price of Disney Genie +. If Disney Genie + goes up in price after you’ve purchased your tickets, you’re already locked in at the old price.
You can also purchase Disney Genie + through the Disneyland app. If you purchase Disney Genie + through the app, you’ll only be able to purchase one day at a time and will have to wait until the day you are at the parks to purchase it. You will have to be scanned into the park in order to purchase Genie+ and make your first Lightning Lane selection. You’ll have more flexibility this way, however, just be aware that once you use Disney Genie +, it will be hard to go back to not having Disney Genie +. Because of that, we recommend pre-purchasing your Disney Genie + tickets through Get Away Today.
If you already have your tickets and have made theme park reservations, please keep in mind that if you upgrade to these tickets, you will need to remake your current theme park reservations. Because of this, we recommend checking theme park availability before upgrading your tickets to include Genie +. Once you’ve made sure your dates are still available, give us a quick call at 855-GET-AWAY and we’ll be happy to make the change. If your dates are not available, you can add Disney Genie + to your tickets one day at a time once you’re in the parks and it will NOT affect your theme park reservations.
Individual Lightning Lanes can only be purchased day of through the app and prices will vary. You’ll be able to see the price for your desired attraction the day you visit the park, but they will typically be anywhere from $7-$20 per person per attraction.
Do I HAVE to buy Disney Genie + in order to ride anything on my vacation?
There are also other ways to save time in lines. Rider swap and DAS (Disability Access Service) are all still available to all who qualify to use those services. Single rider lines may be available at some attractions as well. If you’re traveling with adults or older kids, keep an eye out for this option.
Do I need Disney Genie + for everyone in my party or can we share?
Will Disney Genie + sell out?
What attractions are included with Disney Genie +?
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
- Haunted Mansion
- Indiana Jones Adventure
- “it's a small world”
- Matterhorn Bobsleds
- Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
- Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
- Space Mountain
- Splash Mountain
- Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
- Goofy's Sky School
- Grizzly River Run
- Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!
- Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!
- Soarin' Around the World
- Toy Story Midway Mania
What attractions have Individual Lightning Lane options?
- Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
- Radiator Springs Racers
- WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure