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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DisneyDreamer083 days ago

Oh that’s good to known. We also didn’t get any of our Mine Train photos ☹️

DisneyDreamer083 days ago

Oh and the water mark is still on our ride photos from our DHS day. That was the day of the system wide Genie outage. So that stinks.

pdude813 days ago

You can still contact photopass and ask them to look into this. Especially if you have other pictures to know what you were wearing and the ride photos should be from the same time. All is not lost

DisneyDreamer083 days ago

Nice! I just went back and checked and the water mark was removed from ride photos on days we had Genie. I wish I would have known this because we had several ride photos not show up in our account. My husband and I rode Guardians twice separately. So we should have had 4 photos. We had zero of us and about 6 of other random people. But since we didn’t purchase memory maker, I was just like, oh well 🤷🏻‍♀️

Disney Analyst3 days ago

EPCOT-O.G.5 days ago

I can see them having more AA’s, but really 90% of the budget goes to the two Tiana ones. I do think they have themselves in a pickle if they just reskin what’s already there. My ongoing assumption based on trends in WDI history is to remove rides with extensive and costly to maintain AAs and replace them with screens. If this ride retains half of what’s there it would be a great aberration from the last two decades of ride development.

GhostHost10005 days ago

Wish they would have translated it to all English tho but ya know that would cost Bobby too much

UNCgolf5 days ago

I don't hate Rat -- I just don't like how often you park in front of a screen and watch a movie. You do at least move through some decent physical sets between the movie portions, though. It's fine overall. Of course that's not really a potential issue for Tiana anyways since they can't park the boats in front of a screen. Something like Little Mermaid is probably the worst case scenario for Tiana.

Sirwalterraleigh5 days ago

I honestly don’t know why rat gets the hate? It’s a clone…but a cute original concept from Paris. Rate it as such. You sound more not into the trackless. I get that…they’re already overdone and rather dull

UNCgolf5 days ago

That wouldn't surprise me. That would still be preferable over a lot of other potential outcomes, though -- like if they turned it into Little Mermaid, or even Ratatouille or MMRR.

Sirwalterraleigh5 days ago

…god that would suck. And be oh so predictable

Fido Chuckwagon5 days ago

No, it will be Navi River Journey on a Navi River Journey scale. I hope you like lots of projections and maybe 1 or 2 animatronics!

SingleRider6 days ago

Genie+ has decreased to $25 per person for today (Saturday 3/18).

Sirwalterraleigh6 days ago

Realize I’m just messing with you… But i wasn’t kidding about the details. It is a ride built to provide a thrill and the movie was never that popular.