Disney just announced a major change to its Genie+ pricing, with variances between parks. Customers will now be able to select which park they visit when purchasing Genie+, allowing different parks to have a different rate on the same day.
Genie+ fleet-specific model
The Walt Disney World website shares a preview:
Starting June 27, Guests of Walt Disney World Resort will now purchase the Disney Genie+ service based on how they wish to visit. Customers will be able to choose between a single park option or a multiple park option, subject to availability. With this update, prices may now be lower at some Walt Disney World theme parks than at others.
Scott Gustin on Twitter shared an example image of how this pricing might work in the future, using the listings scheduled for June 27.
In this example, Disney’s Animal Kingdom might cost $16 per day while Magic Kingdom or a selection of multiple parks would cost $27.
The Genie+ service explained
Disney Genie+ is a paid replacement for the old Fastpass+ service, allowing customers to make reservations, sometimes called return times, for popular attractions in an expedited queue known as “Lightning Lane.” Genie+ is good for all day, though those just wanting to buy a Lightning Lane entry for an experience can do so from a limited selection of options. It is important to note that not all attractions are included and availability is not guaranteed. Customers can purchase the service on the day of their visit or include it in their vacation package. We have a full guide to Genie+ available here.
Purchases and selections will still be made through the My Disney Experience app, with sales beginning at midnight and first reservations for Flash Lanes available at 7 a.m. daily.
Here’s the full announcement from Disney:
As we recently shared, we’re working on ways to simplify the Disney Genie+ service, including providing the ability to schedule ahead of the day of your visit, which many guests have been asking for. We plan to share more news in the future, but in the meantime we also want to improve the experience for customers using the service as it exists today, so we’ll update as we continue to listen to clients.
Starting June 27, Walt Disney World Guests will now purchase the Disney Genie+ service based on how they wish to visit. Customers will be able to choose between a single park option or a multiple park option, subject to availability. With this update, prices may now be lower at some Walt Disney World theme parks than at others. Guests will still be able to purchase the Disney Genie+ service through the My Disney Experience app on the day of their visit.
We’ll continue to listen to customer feedback and look forward to sharing more information about Disney Genie+ updates in the future.
If any of the parks sell out of Genie+ under this new system, the option to have service for multiple parks will also be discontinued for the day.
What do you think of this change? What impact will this have on your future visits? Let us know in the comments.
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