One thing that’s always certain when it comes to the Disney Parks is that things are always changing. One major change that dropped last quarter at the Most Magical Place on Earth is Disney Genie, Disney Genie+, and Lightning Lane. While all three of these are built right into the My Disney Experience app, they vary in functionality. Today we’re going to share a quick guide to these three new systems so you’re all set for your upcoming Disney vacation!

Disney Genie
Disney Genie is a new complimentary service created to help guests plan their best Disney day based on their top interests. Since it’s built right into the My Disney Experience app, guests can conveniently plan their trip and make modifications right from their devices. Disney Genie offers a personalized itinerary that works to strategically map out your visit, updating as you go. 

Guest itineraries can be found under the “My Day” section of the My Disney Experience. Once you receive your attraction and dining recommendations based on your interests, feel free to continue to make changes as you go. If a suggested interest doesn’t match your plan, changes can be made with ease. Disney Genie also offers a “Tip Board” tab with day-of suggestions for experiences and dining in each park.

Of the three new services now offered at Walt Disney World, Disney Genie is the only one that is complimentary and available to all guests. No matter your budget, if you’re visiting Walt Disney World you can take advantage of Disney Genie.


Disney Genie+
Disney Genie+ is a way for Disney guests to take their park days to the next level. This next tier of service is an additional charge of $15 per ticket per day, but it offers guests additional flexibility and convenience you won’t find with the complimentary service. While Disney Genie+ includes the great features of the Disney Genie, this service also offers access to Lightning Lane selections.

Guests can choose from over 40 Lightning Lane selections within the Walt Disney World experiences thanks to Disney Genie+. Selections may be made one at a time, starting at 7:00 AM on the day of your visit. Planning to parkhop? Disney Genie+ allows guests to choose Lightning Lane arrival windows across all four theme parks if you ticket includes the parkhopper option.

Another perk of Disney Genie+ are the fun, interactive experiences within the app. For example, Disney PhotoPass Lenses and behind-the-scenes Audio Tales are available to guests who upgrade to Disney Genie+.

Lightning Lane
Lightning Lane is the latest replacement for FastPass+ at Walt Disney World resort. There are two ways to take advantage of the Lightning Lane - through Disney Genie+ selections and a la carte attraction selections. The Most Magical Place on Earth offers over 40 Lightning Lane Entrances, but not all entrances work the same way. While most Lightning Lane Entrances are available through Disney Genie+, some entrances are exclusive to the Individual Lightning Lane service.

Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Selections
When you purchase the $15 per ticket per day Disney Genie+ service, this version of Lightning Lane selections is included! Guests can choose from more than 40 eligible Walt Disney World attractions and experiences, with selections starting at 7:00 AM on the day of your visit. Once your initial Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane selection has been redeemed, you can make another selection through the My Disney Experience app. Selections can be made throughout the day until regular park closing.

Individual Lightning Lane Selections
Want to guarantee a shorter wait on some of the most popular attractions in each park? Individual Lightning Lane selections may be the right move for you. Individual Lightning Lane is available to all guests, whether they have purchased Disney Genie+ or not. 

With this service, guests can select up to two attractions per day, one arrival window at a time. Similar to Disney Genie+, Individual Lightning Lane involves an additional fee as well. Instead of it having a set price all year, pricing and availability varies. The best way to get the most up-to-date Individual Lightning Lane pricing is by checking the My Disney Experience app.

Here are the current experiences and attractions with Lightning Lane Entrances in each park:

Magic Kingdom
Individual Selections:

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain

Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane include:

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Haunted Mansion
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Splash Mountain
  • The Barnstormer
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
  • Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater
  • Cinderella & visiting princess at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Tiana & visiting princess at Princess Fairytale Hall

Individual Selections:

  • Frozen Ever After
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane include:

  • Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Journey Into Imagination with Figment
  • Living with the Land
  • Mission: SPACE - Green
  • Mission: SPACE - Orange
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Individual Selections:

  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane include:

  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage
  • Disney Junior Play & Dance!
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Star Tours - The Adventures Continue
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight

Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Individual Selections:

  • Avatar Flight of Passage
  • Expedition Everest

Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane include:

  • Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King
  • Feathered Friends of Flight
  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug!
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Na’vi River Journey
  • The Animation Experience at Conservation Station

As you can see, the way you experience Walt Disney World resort has changed! Whether your party utilizes Disney Genie, Disney Genie+, or Lightning Lane, it’s important to have an understanding of what each service has to offer. We hope this quick guide helped to open your eyes to what is possible with these new Disney Parks services!