Disney just announced a major change to its Genie+ pricing, with variances between parks. Guests will now choose which park they visit when purchasing Genie+, allowing different parks to get a different price on the same day.
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Walt Disney World shares an overview:
Starting June 27, guests at the Walt Disney World Resort will purchase a Disney Genie+ service based on how they want to visit. Guests will be able to select the single park option or the multiple park option, depending on availability. With this update, prices may now be lower at some Walt Disney World theme parks than at others.
Justin Scott on Twitter We shared a sample picture of how this pricing will work in the future, using the planned June 27 listings.
In this example, Disney’s Animal Kingdom would cost $16 per day while the Magic Kingdom or multiple theme park combination would be $27.
Description of the Genie + service
Disney Genie+ is a paid replacement for the previous Fastpass+ service, allowing guests to make reservations, sometimes called return times, for popular attractions on a fast-track queue known as “Lightning Lane”. Genie+ is good for the day, though those who just want to purchase a lightning pass entry for one experience may do so from a limited selection of options. It is important to note that not all attractions are included, and availability is not guaranteed. Guests can purchase the service on the day of their visit, or include it in their vacation package. We have a full guide on Genie + available here.
Purchases and selections will continue to be made through the My Disney Experience app, with sales continuing at midnight, and first reservations for the Lightning Passes will be available at 7 a.m. daily.
This is the full ad from Disney:
As we shared recently, we’re working on ways to simplify the Disney Genie+ service, including providing the ability to plan ahead of the day of your visit, which many guests have requested. We plan to share more news in the future, but in the meantime, we also want to improve the experience for guests using the service as it exists today, so we’ll be making an update as we continue to hear from guests.
Starting June 27, Walt Disney World guests will now purchase the Disney Genie+ service based on how they want to visit. Guests will be able to select the single park option or the multiple park option, depending on availability. With this update, prices may now be lower at some Walt Disney World theme parks than at others. Guests will continue to purchase the Disney Genie+ service through the My Disney Experience app on the day of their visit.
We’ll continue to listen to guest feedback, and look forward to sharing more information on Disney Genie+ updates in the future.
If any of the Genie+ parks are sold under this new system, the option to have the service for multiple parks will also be discontinued for the day.
What do you think of this change? How will it affect your next visits? Let us know in the comments.
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