Walt Disney World Cast Members begin Disney Genie training ahead of the upcoming launch

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Posted: Tuesday September 14, 2021 8:45am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Training is now underway at Walt Disney World for the roll-out of the new Disney Genie service.

Attractions Cast Members at all four Walt Disney World theme parks are being trained to use Disney Genie, Genie+ and Lightning Lanes.

Walt Disney World is yet to announce an official start date for Disney Genie, but we expect to see it debut in the first week of October 2021, shortly after the start of Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary on October 1.

Guests can already see Lighting Lane signage replace FastPass+ signs at the entrance to attractions throughout the Walt Disney World parks. At Magic Kingdom, new Lightning Lane signs are already up at Jungle Cruise, the Tomorrowland Speedway and "it's a small world."

At EPCOT, Lighting Lane signs have been installed at Soarin' and Living with the Land. At Disney's Hollywood  Studios, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is prepped for Genie.

Disney Genie, part of the My Disney Experience app, is the next generation of Disney's ride reservation system, replacing FastPass+.

Genie+ will be available at Walt Disney World for $15 per person per day, and will include access to the Lightning Lane (previously the FastPass line), for one attraction at a time, with a designated arrival time. In addition, top tier attractions not included in Genie+ will be available for individual purchase at a price to be announced. We understand from various sources that Disney will be asking between $4 and $24 per person, per ride, depending on the category of attraction.

Most attractions that were previously part of FastPass+ will be included in the flat-rate Genie+, but top-tier attractions and new attractions like Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Remy's Ratatouille Adventure will require an individual purchase for Lighting Lane access.

You can learn more about Disney Genie, and answers to your frequently asked Disney Genie questions.

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LittleBuford50 minutes ago

No, I didn't, but I don't consider those the only headliners (I was thinking of the Mountains).

mikejs7850 minutes ago

I often did, yes. Although they were harder to get than pretty much anything else.

MisterPenguin59 minutes ago

You found Peter Pan and 7 Dwarfs FPs throughout the day at MK?

LittleBuford1 hour ago

Just as an aside, the bolded wasn't my experience, at least not in the Magic Kingdom.

MisterPenguin1 hour ago

The old FP+ system allowed you to get three FPs in a row (an hour apart). So, you could do three headliners before noon. THEN... you only could get one more at a time. And it was likely that all the remaining headliners were gone, grabbed by resort guests 60 days earlier. With DG+, you and everyone else are on a level playing field, grabbing LLs throughout the day. Now, we understand that you liked getting three locked-in headliners early in the day and then ditching the park. Sorry, but the new system doesn't allow for that.

Muffinpants2 hours ago

If the sun is west and the wind is low IA$ will be under 20$. When the moon glows red and the wind is chill genie+ will work as intended

Touchdown2 hours ago

Given that almost all LLs booked will be within that 2 hour window (as at the beginning of the day there is almost never a lag) it will start when your window opens.

brettf222 hours ago

One still open question is when the 2 hour window starts when you select a LL pass with Genie+ at 7am. I would assume you have to be in the park to select #2 (although that hasn’t been clarified). Also, would the 2 hour window for your second selection really open at 9am, regardless of when the park opens? For an 11am Epcot opening, it’s doubtful they would allow you to pick one at 7am, another at 9am, then another as you walk into the park at 11am.

mikejs783 hours ago

Looking at the available screenshots it only showed one return time. And that's how MaxPass worked.

Trauma4 hours ago

I was able to manipulate the old system just fine for free. We will see what is possible when it’s released. If you are able to ride 3-4 headliners and 2 other attractions before Noon then fine. End up still paying more to do the exact same thing I use to do for free.

Muffinpants4 hours ago

I wonder if they will show multiple options per thing if available. So like next available could be Pirates at 11am,11:20,2pm + peter pan 10:45,11:30,12:30. So it would do like 2 hours segments. Idk I would be ok with this system. because with this you could try and do the 10:45 pp than hope the 11 pirates was still there when you tap in. than book something else and you just got 2 rides done in 30 min with a 3rd ready to go.

mikejs784 hours ago

I agree but I will miss the ability to schedule times (assuming availability) as opposed to next available. I realize it's more operationally efficient to do next time, but I did like the pick a time option for things like going back to the hotel and being able to grab a FP for after dinner, without having to check my phone every 10 minutes to try to get the time I wanted...

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I’m sorry that you’re not grasping how to manipulate the new system, but I would suggest that you trust everyone who is swearing that it is possible, and when you get there for your next visit, try using our suggestions.

Waters Back Side5 hours ago

It really is not much different then FP+ if you like to spread things out aside from it costing $15 a day per person. FP for us was usually 3 rides 2 to 3 hours apart. **Assuming** availability exists, someone could book their first ride for Noon at 10am. At Noon you can book another ride for 3pm and then at 2 pm book another for 5 pm. Now you arrived at 1130 at the park and have 3 rides booked..noon, 3pm and 5pm (+/-). This is good for the more high demand rides like Splash, Big Thunder etc. And at 4pm you can even grab another. For even later. Again though, that assumes the rides are not completely booked for the day.