Disney Genie and Disney Genie+ Service Coming to Disneyland Resort on December 8th

Late yesterday Disneyland Resort announced that the Disney Genie service will be available at the Disneyland Resort beginning tomorrow December 8th.

The Disney Genie service will be built right into the existing Disneyland app, the service will offer new features to help guests create their best Disney day. All guests will need to make sure that they’ve downloaded the latest version of the Disneyland app and they need to make sure that their notification and location services are turned on so that they can get the most out of the app’s features.

At the Disneyland Resort the service will include:

Complimentary Disney Genie Features

The key part of the Disney Genie service are features like a personalized itinerary creator inspired by the things you tell Disney what you love, helping guests make the most of your park time so you can have more fun! Just tell Disney Genie your favorite things such as 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 you.

The Disney Genie service will also offer other great features like a personal tip board to see your favorite 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 designed to help guests spend less time waiting in line, enjoying more of what they love. The Disney Genie service will even work around your existing plans, even dining reservations!

Disney Genie does all the work behind the scenes and and will update your itinerary continually from morning to night so you can stay spontaneous and make the most of your time in the parks!

Ability to Access the new Lightning Lane Entrance

If guests have been to the Disneyland Resort recently, 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. Guests can access the Lightning Lane entrance for select attractions two ways:

1) Disney Genie+ service.

Disney Genie+ will be available for $20 per ticket per day, and allows guests 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+ will also include 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 will be able to be purchased in the Disneyland app after guests have entered the park and have linked their park ticket. After December 8, guests will also be able to choose to purchase Disney Genie+ prior to their visit when you the park ticket is purchased. Guests can begin making Lightning Lane arrival window selections as soon as they enter a theme park!

AND/OR

2) Individual Lightning Lane Entrance Selection.

This new “a la carte” option allows the individual purchase of Lightning Lane entrance arrival windows for some of the 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. 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. If you 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.

It’s important to note that guests can select one, both or none of these options.  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.

Author: Ray

I am a lifelong fan of everything Disney. My first trip to a a Disney park was to Disneyland as a child in 1970, but didn't make to Walt Disney World until I went with my wife and first child in 1990. A year doesn't go by with out at least one trip to either Disneyland or Walt Disney World. My wife and I are Disney Vacation Club members and also Charter Members of D23.

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