Disney Genie+ returns to highest price for the start of Spring Break season at Walt Disney World

Mar 12, 2023 in "Disney Genie"

Posted: Sunday March 12, 2023 8:24am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney Genie+ has returned to peak pricing of $29 today as Walt Disney World enters the busy Spring Break season.

$29 is the highest price for Genie+, which is currently the peak holiday pricing. We last saw Genie+ priced at $29 over the Presidents' Day weekend.

Disney introduced a variable pricing model for Genie+ towards the end of 2022, meaning guests only know the price of Genie+ the day of their park visit. Recently, the lowest price has been $15, reaching a peak of $29.

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.

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Chip Chipperson5 days ago

So now that the changes to DAS have been announced, any idea on how far away we are from getting news about pre-booking G+ selections?

Disstevefan111 days ago

I think you are right. This is the new floor. Remember how low the prices were when it started

doctornick11 days ago

@tanc is talking about LL Bean's return policy that was changed a few years back.

aaronml12 days ago

What legendary return policy? Are you talking about for legacy paper FP many years ago? Or something else?

HauntedPirate12 days ago

I’m curious to see if Genie- prices drop further to the old minimums or if these become the new “floor”.

Brian12 days ago

If OP was referring to the mix ratio with the 80% figure, that determines how many LL guests pass through the merge point at any given time versus standby. There will still be the same number of guests who ultimately choose to experience the attraction via either standby or LL whether they let 20 LL guests through the merge point for every one standby or 50. If the suggestion is that 80% of a "popular" attraction's total guests throughout the day are LL guests, I don't know of any in which that is the case.

Purduevian12 days ago

But the ratio of people that get on the ride via Standby or LL throughout a day (on average) must be the same ratio of people that get in the line...

Brian13 days ago

I believe the figures you are referring to are the mix ratios of LL vs standby guests at the merge point, which can fluctuate throughout the day. These ratios do not themselves determine the types of guests (Genie+ vs Standby) who will ultimately choose to get in line and experience a specific attraction.

DisneyDodo13 days ago

It took me a very long time to parse this post because my brain stubbornly insisted on reading “LL” as “Lightning Lane” every time, which made me assume “bean” was some sort of typo, and I could not for the life of me figure out what you were trying to say. Thankfully it eventually clicked.

SingleRider13 days ago

It’s been reported on this site and others that the LL entrance at any popular attraction accounts for 75-80% of that ride’s capacity because the LL is heavily favored. Having the other 20-25 percent scan at a separate entrance shouldn’t be much of an issue.

Brian13 days ago

It has been discussed several times already why that "solution" is wildly impractical. Don't believe me? Look at the LL entrance of any relatively popular attraction and you'll see clumps of guests struggling to get in because of various issues like finding and presenting their admission media, entitlements not being linked, and more. Now imagine every single guest in the park being forced to do that for each attraction.

MagicHappens197113 days ago

This is insane. I have stated it several times. It’s extended waits that is a problem 9 times out of 10. Not a 15 minute wait for Little Mermaid

SingleRider13 days ago

Disney really needs to come up with a system to prevent anyone with a DAS return time from standing in line for any other attraction. This would be easy to accomplish by having CMs scan tickets at the standby entrances.