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  • Writer's pictureBrooks Domangue

Disney Genie and Disney Genie+ to make Navigating the Parks Easier

You ain't never had a friend like this in the parks! Walt Disney World Resort recently dropped major news of an upcoming service that may change the way we experience the magic for years to come. The Disney Genie and Disney Genie+ services will arrive this Fall to give you a brand of magic that never fails. Let's get into what that means for your next vacation to Orlando.

The Disney Genie is a completely free addition to the My Disney Experience app that offers quite a few fun features. Let Genie grant your every wish when you reveal your interests. You like Star Wars? Big thrills? Dole whip? Enter what excites you and let Genie do the rest. The app will create an itinerary for your day with continuous updates. This will allow you to stress less about planning and live in the present as you flow through your day.

The Disney Genie app isn't only for those looking to follow an itinerary. Park professionals could use the personal tip board feature for a huge advantage. Simply enter your favorite rides on the tip board to receive current AND future predicted wait times. That's right, the app will tell you when to expect lower waits for your beloved attractions. Use it to map out your route and maximize the time your family spends having fun.

Another great feature of the Disney Genie app is the accessibility that it offers. It will conveniently bring together existing features in one place for easy access to virtual queues, dining and experience reservations, and mobile orders. There will even be a virtual assistant at the ready to aid those in need. We're talking phenomenal cosmic powers in an itty bitty cell phone.

Walt Disney Resort fanatics have been holding our collective breaths as we await news of the dearly missed FastPass+ option. While it will sadly not be returning, we can finally exhale with the arrival of the Disney Genie+ app. This will be a paid service available for $15 per ticket, per day. Disney Genie+ will act as a version of FastPass+ through "Lightning Lanes". These alternate entry lanes will be offered at 40+ attractions. You can enter one lane at a time with no daily limit. Lightning Lanes will be available at various attractions including Haunted Mansion, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. What's even more exciting is the fact that Disney Genie+ will be completely flexible with dates. This means that you will not be forced to use the option every day of your trip if you don't feel that it is necessary. Simply pay for the days that feel worth the price.

We have to mention that not all attractions are available with your Disney

Genie+ purchase. Certain rides such as Seven Dwarfs at Magic Kingdom and Flight of Passage at Animal Kingdom will not be included. You can choose to upgrade your Disney Genie+ app at an additional cost when it comes to these highly demanded attractions. You will have your choice of 2 main attractions based on availability. Pricing has not yet been announced and will vary by date, attraction and park. Be sure to check with your TTC travel advisor as details are being released with Fall approaching.

Convenience is king at Walt Disney World Resort, and the Disney Genie and Disney Genie+ apps are wearing crowns. All you gotta do it rub that lamp...or contact a TTC travel advisor for more details and a free no-obligation quote today!

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