What a week! “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” at Walt Disney World Resort is in full swing, as they kicked off the 50th anniversary festivities on Oct. 1 with all-new experiences and countless magical moments.
Now, they’re gearing up for yet another milestone: This afternoon Disney shared that the previously announced Disney Genie service will launch on Oct. 19 at Walt Disney World Resort!
Available for all of our guests right in the My Disney Experience app, the complimentary Disney Genie service offers new features that let guests create their best Disney day. These features include a personalized itinerary creator that effortlessly and smartly maps out an entire day inspired by the things guests tell us they love – helping them make the most of their park time so they can have more fun.
Similar to a navigation app on a phone, Disney Genie continues to update the guest’s itinerary from morning to night as the day changes, so they can stay spontaneous and go with the flow – whether guests need a nap, encounter an unexpected rain shower or want to take a detour for a Mickey ice cream bar.
Many of you have asked about how this cool new technology works. Behind the scenes, the app is capable of magically evaluating thousands of possible itineraries in seconds – so guests don’t even have to think about it! Disney Genie puts guests at the center of the experience by prioritizing ways to:
- Reduce time in lines while keeping in mind guest’s top picks
- Pace the day with experiences guests will enjoy – and haven’t already done yet
- Build around existing plans like dining reservations and Park Hopper preferences
Disney Genie uses Disney’s 50+ years of knowledge and expertise in how guests visit their parks to make the experience better for everyone.
With this launch, Disney also introduced the new Lightning Lane entrance. Available for purchase through the Disney Genie+ add-on at more than 40 attractions – or individually, “a la carte” at some of their most highly demanded attractions – the Lightning Lane entrance can save guests time waiting in line. See below for a first look at the list of current attractions with Lightning Lane entrances and click here for pricing assets:
As a reminder, attractions continue to offer the traditional standby queue or from time to time, a virtual queue may instead be used at select attractions, like right now at Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. The Disney Genie service is only launching for Walt Disney World Resort at this time.
The service is expected to launch at Disneyland Resort in California at a later date.
For even more details on this new service plus Lightning Lane FAQ’s and costs, be sure to see our latest article.
Dean has been writing and blogging for over 10 years. He specializes in Disney theme park news including updates, openings, special events and general advice for travelers. He doesn’t shy away from the good, the bad and the ugly. His previous work includes being a Cast Member at Disneyland and working as a travel agent.