First look at the Disney Genie app for Walt Disney World

Oct 19, 2021 in "Disney Genie"

Posted: Tuesday October 19, 2021 6:24am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney Genie is now live after an overnight update to My Disney Experience for both iOS and Android devices.

Guests are now able to begin planning their day using Genie, purchase Genie+ to make Lightning Lane selections, and starting at 7am, make individual attraction purchases for headliner attractions.

Here is a look at the updated My Disney Experience app using Genie to plan a day.

Updating My Disney Experience to include Disney Genie

Before you get started, you may need to force an update to the My Disney Experience app. Go to the App Store, search for 'My Disney Experience' and you will see an update option.

Getting started with Disney Genie

On first start of the update My Disney Experience, the app offers a few tips on what Genie can do.

Here is a first look at the new homepage with Disney Genie ready to begin planning.

The new tip board shows what is available, wait times, and when Genie+ selections can be made.

Genie Day Planning Process

Disney Genie begins by asking you a number of questions about your day to setup your personalized itinerary. It requires a Disney Park Pass to begin the planning process.

After gathering all the information about your interests and preferences, Genie then asks you to purchase Genie+ for $15 per person, per day. This potion gives you access to Lightning Lanes at participating attractions.

At this point, the planning process is complete for one park. You then have the option to setup a similar plan if park hopping to another theme park.

Keep checking back for more coverage of the first day with Disney Genie.

View our Disney Genie, Genie+, and Lightning Lane FAQ for Walt Disney World.

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Purduevian1 day ago

Yes, specifically went to MK for the lighter day. Also did a park hop day on the Saturday and ended up with the following (posted wait times listed when I got in line) RAT (70), Frozen (75), Soarin (55), Buzz (70), Pooh (55), Tea cups (25), Dumbo(45). We were in the parks from ~9am to 6pm. So 7 LL in 9 hours. EPCOT is a weird one for booking because the park is so big, but also we wanted to spend time enjoying festival of the holidays, and had to balance the Guardians VQ. I ended up just pushing back Soarin and Buzz multiple times. Also Buzz, Pooh and Dumbo were very backed up for the LL and all took ~15 minutes to get on the ride.

JD803 days ago

I thunk resides are fine for non T1s. T1s should allow rerides after a certain time of day when G+ sales dwindle whenever that is.

Fido Chuckwagon3 days ago

Not allowing Rerides on hard to get attractions allows more people who have purchased genie+ a chance to ride it once. Not allowing Rerides on Tier 3’s is dumb and likely due to lazy programming.

TheMaxRebo3 days ago

No reason really to not allow rerides if availability is left At a minimum should let people rerides if still open after a certain amount of time. Like if after 4pm and rode MMRR earlier and still availability, why not? If that was a priority for people they would have selected it by then But even that shouldn't be needed - if someone is able to get more than one for SDD then the park is pretty empty that day

jpeden3 days ago

It absolutely should be allowed. If there are not enough purchasers in the ecosystem to use all of the available inventory those who have purchased should be allowed access to that inventory instead of it just sitting there un-used which is what currently happens.

nickys3 days ago

With drops of LLs through the day it could be possible, just like it was with FP+ Not with any certainty, but still possible. But you didn’t explain why for the first scenario….

Fido Chuckwagon3 days ago

I meant Tier 3 in the general sense, not specific to if we go back to a pre booking system. Under the current system, if someone grabs SDD at opening, gets on it, and there is still SDD available for that evening, no, I don’t think they should be able to book it again. If we go back to prebooking the question is moot because this scenario will never happen.

nickys3 days ago

If we really do end up going back to 3 pre-booked, and there are still LLs left for Tier 1 rides after you’ve used those, which there used to be with FP+, then I’m curious why you think we shouldn’t be able to re-ride.

Fido Chuckwagon3 days ago

Rerides should be permitted on Tier 3 rides. You should be able to ride IASW as many times as you want to. Rerides should not be permitted for Tier 1’s.

jpeden4 days ago

Yesterday was a MVMCP night and MK is historically empty on party nights as people don’t feel like they get their “value” with no fireworks and a park close at 6 (although I’d argue you more than get your value from 7:30AM-6PM if you’re on site as in those 11.5 hours you can probably do everything you want twice and still have time left over). I would not judge G+ efficiency and quality based on yesterday’s crowds. I was there as well.

jpeden4 days ago

I do not understand the logic that re-rides aren’t possible. They were allowed under FP and FP+ and anytime I look at the LL list on G+ there are a ton of returns times available immediately or within 10 minutes of the current time. The capacity appears to be there to the average guest even if it isn’t. If I pull a LL for BTMRR or Pirates at 10AM for 10:15 and then later in the day at 3:30 I can get one for 3:40, the average guest (and rightfully so) believes that there is capacity to allow them to re-ride, but they can’t because of the way the system is set up. Under FP+ you could pick any ride once you exhausted your three pre-booked attractions and most guests still remember being able to access additional FP’s under the old system.

Splash4eva4 days ago

No way Disney is giving this away to the people who are the ones guilty of paying most of these high prices for free

nickys4 days ago

They can’t even give it to all Deluxe resort guests. So they’d have to split that category down even further.

TQQQ4 days ago

I agree.......But Universal doesnt give it to all hotel guests either..........WDW could tailor it to specific class of hotel guests