Disney Genie+ price drops by as much as 38 percent as Easter crowds leave Disney World

Apr 07, 2024 in "Disney Genie"

Posted: Sunday April 7, 2024 7:30am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney Genie+ pricing at Walt Disney World has dropped significantly this weekend as crowds leave following the busy Easter period.

Compared to peak pricing on Friday, Genie+ is down as much as 38% today, with Disney's Animal Kingdom seeing the biggest fall in price from $29 to $18.

Significant price drops are now in effect across all the parks. Today's Genie+ pricing is:

  • Multi-Park Genie+ $29 (was $39)
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Genie+ $18 (was $29)
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios Genie+ $26 (was $35)
  • EPCOT Genie+ $21 (was $32)
  • Magic Kingdom Genie+ $29 (was $39)

Individual Lightning Lane attraction purchases remain at their maximum levels but have not increased in price alongside the Genie+ price hike.

Disney Genie+ is a purchase option within the Disney Genie service that makes the former FastPass line available at select attractions, now called Lightning Lane. Certain headline attractions are not part of Genie+, and Lightning Lane access at those attractions requires an Individual Attraction purchase which varies in price.

Learn more about Disney Genie from our recent articles, including a Disney Genie FAQ, current Genie+ Pricing, and Genie discussion on the WDWMAGIC Forums.

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HauntedPirate1 hour ago

I still think the best option is to... Junk the entire system.

pigglewiggle4 hours ago

Maybe that will be part of new pre-booking that was supposed to happen this year I thought.

JD804 hours ago

That just sounds like old FP+. IF you scheduled your third FP at 60 days for 8pm, you could never refresh. Honestly it's a good way to do it and it's easier to understand. Assuming they give you 3 to book. If it's just 1, it'll deter people from booking a LL and banking it for later in the day. So inventory at 7am won't immediately sell out because people have to determine the value prop of whether booking an E ticket for later in the day and getting no use out of the system is more valuable than using it actively during the day. It becomes an ILL at that point. If that happens you'll have top tier attractions available later in the day for people buying the system. Would be q clever way of creating more inventory.

UNCgolf4 hours ago

That would significantly devalue the system and probably result in a ton of GR complaints ("I paid $25 and was only able to use it for one ride at 8 PM!").

RSoxNo14 hours ago

Take this with a grain of salt as I'm getting it 3rd hand from someone I don't know. That individual is claiming that you no longer get a reset after 2 hours and you have to burn that pass before getting another one? That means you could be locked up all day if true.

Fido Chuckwagon21 hours ago

8 day hotel reservation cancellation window starts in 2025. That’s my guess.

nickys1 day ago

They’ll want the DAS changes to settle down first. Fall maybe, but that’s is just a guess.

stepjune281 day ago

Has anyone heard anything recently about when possible changes will be coming to Genie+ ?

Purduevian10 days ago

Used the new tip to help out someone doing a ride challenge on May the Fourth. Helped her a few times: 8am Pan (park open). Booked at 7:01am 8:45am Jungle cruise. Booked at 8:01am 3:45pm TT. Booked at 1:45pm (They didn't redeem, in case one of us could score something better) 2:40pm RAT. Booked at 1:47pm I did quite a bit of refreshing for those last 2, but just shows it is possible. Does anyone have a list of when LL's drop for various attractions?

Purduevian21 days ago

Learned a new G+ tip the other day and I thought I would share. If you are refreshing looking for a better time on a single ride... Don't pull down to refresh then click the ride once you see a better time come up. Often times you will be too slow and someone else will have gotten that better time. Instead of refreshing that main page, simply click the ride on whatever time it does to move on to the confirmation screen. The time will automatically shift to the latest time available (which might be different that the tip board screen). If it is not the time you want, click back and do it again. This way if you see a time, you are holding that time as soon as you see it.

allgiggles22 days ago

I've seen many people say they don't like having to be on their phone all day. I didn't experience that. I'd book a LL, set an alarm for a few minutes before the next booking time, and then put my phone away. Lather, rinse, repeat. I don't remember spending more than about 5 (*maybe* 10) minutes on my phone every time I was scheduling another LL. My husband spent *way* more time than that on his phone and he didn't schedule *any* LLs. It was no worse than it was with FP+. And it sure beats having to walk to the ride you wanted to ride to get a FP for it or walking to a kiosk and standing in line to schedule a FP+ before you could do it on the app. I'd venture to guess that I spent more time in the FP/FP+ kiosk days walking back and forth across the parks to get the rides we wanted compared to the amount of time I was on my phone for G+. At least I can parallel process when using my phone -- doing the scheduling while eating a snack or meal or while standing in line somewhere.

GhostHost100022 days ago

Well I’ve had decent luck using it as well after learning the tricks but I spend an enormous time on my phone all day playing the game which I don’t like

allgiggles22 days ago

Didn't need fixing. I'm ok paying for it, I just don't want it to be $35/day. I felt like $15-20 was a good price. We were FP+ power users, but we had even better success with G+/ILL.

GhostHost100022 days ago

Fixed your post