Disney Genie Plus is a paid add-on for the Disney Genie service that enhances the Disney theme park experience by providing front-of-the-line access to high-traffic attractions and shows. However, the purchasing system for Disney Genie Plus can be a bit confusing, especially for first-time visitors. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll take an in-depth look at how to pre-purchase Disney Genie Plus and what you should know before making your purchase.
Currently, it is not possible to pre-purchase Disney Genie Plus. The service can only be purchased on the day of your visit, starting at midnight, through the My Disney Experience app. However, Disney has announced a future update for 2024 that will allow guests to pre-plan with Genie Plus before their visit. Stay updated on the latest changes for the best Disney park experience.
Understanding Disney Genie Plus
Disney Genie Plus is a service that offers guests the ability to reserve a ride time on select attractions and bypass the standby line using Lightning Lane entrances. The cost varies depending on the park and date of your visit, with prices starting at $15 per ticket per day at Disney World and $25 per ticket per day at Disneyland Resort.
In addition to faster access to attractions, Genie Plus offers other features like Audio Tales, which lets you listen to behind-the-scenes stories about attractions and park features at select areas. Disneyland guests using Genie Plus can also enjoy unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital downloads.
Purchasing Disney Genie Plus
As of now, Disney Genie Plus cannot be pre-purchased in advance. You can only purchase it on the day of your visit, starting at midnight. To purchase Disney Genie Plus, follow these steps:
- Update your My Disney Experience app to access Genie and its related services.
- Log into your My Disney Experience account in the app.
- Go to the section with the three lines on the right side of the app.
- Select “My Day” (marked with the Genie’s lamp).
- Click on “Get Disney Genie+ Service”.
- Select the members of your party you want to purchase Genie+ for.
- Review the details, confirm your information, and pay.
Disney has announced an update for 2024 that will allow guests to pre-plan through Genie Plus before the day of their visit. This development is in response to feedback from guests and may include the potential to make individual Lightning Lane selections available before their day at the park.
Cost and Additional Charges
The cost of pre-purchasing Disney Genie Plus depends on the park and date you’re visiting. At Disneyland Resort, the cost starts at $25 per ticket per day. At Disney World, the cost ranges from $15 to $35 per ticket per day, with a per-park pricing model.
There may be additional charges for individual Lightning Lane selections, which are separate from the Genie Plus service. These attractions typically cost between $7 and $25 per person per attraction. Note that sales tax is not included in the listed prices for Genie Plus and Individual Lightning Lane selections.
Refunds and Transfers
Disney Genie Plus is generally non-refundable and non-transferable. If you do not use your Genie Plus pass, you will not be issued a refund. However, refunds for Individual Lightning Lane purchases may be allowed if Disney cancels the Individual Lightning Lane reservation due to ride closure or other issues.
In summary, while pre-purchasing Disney Genie Plus is not currently an option, understanding how to purchase it on the day of your visit can help you make the most of your Disney theme park experience. Be sure to stay updated on future changes to the Genie Plus service, as Disney is continually working to improve and enhance its offerings for guests.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I purchase Disney Genie Plus for only part of my party?
Yes, you can. When you are purchasing Genie Plus, you will have the option to select which members of your party you want to purchase the service for.
Can I make Individual Lightning Lane selections without purchasing Disney Genie Plus?
Yes, Individual Lightning Lane selections can be purchased separately from the Disney Genie Plus service. These selections are not included in the Genie Plus service and come with an additional cost.
Can I use Disney Genie Plus at both Disney World and Disneyland on the same day?
No, Disney Genie Plus is park-specific. If you purchase it for Disney World, it will only be valid at Disney World. Similarly, if you purchase it for Disneyland, it will only be valid at Disneyland.
What happens if I purchase Disney Genie Plus and the park is closed due to unforeseen circumstances?
In the case of park closures or other unforeseen circumstances, Disney may issue refunds at its discretion. However, it is always best to check the specific refund policy at the time of purchase.
Can I upgrade my Disney Genie Plus to include more attractions?
No, Disney Genie Plus comes with a set list of attractions. If you want access to additional attractions, you will need to make Individual Lightning Lane selections, which come at an additional cost.