A Guide to Genie+ at Walt Disney World

April 24, 2024 by Laura Pitcher

If you’re planning one of your first trips to Walt Disney World, you might feel like you’re having to learn a new vocabulary. Lightning Lane, Advanced Dining Reservations, and different resort tiers - it can feel like you need a college course before going on a trip. Luckily, Be Our Guest Vacations makes it easy and takes the learning curve of vacation planning away.

One of the many planning elements our experienced travel professionals can help with, is understanding the ins and outs of Genie+, which is a digital planning tool that helps you make the most of your vacation time. It does this by providing personalized itineraries, and Lightning Lane options, which reduces your time waiting in line for select attractions. As the mother of a two-year-old who isn’t great at waiting in line, Lightning Lane (and a purse filled with Teddy Grahams) is a game-changer for keeping the whole party happy! Today, we’re sharing our guide to Genie+ - and don’t forget, Be Our Guest Vacations is here to offer personalized insight for your vacation when you book your vacation with one of our travel professionals. The best part? Our planning assistance is completely free!

How Does Genie+ Work?

You can access Genie+ on the My Disney Experience app on your smartphone. Prior to travel, your Be Our Guest Vacations travel professional will walk you through creating an account and/or signing in, then linking your vacation package to your account. Pro Tip: Write your password down somewhere in your phone!

At this time Genie+ can't be purchased or added to your vacation package prior to travel. However, day by day during your Walt Disney World vacation, guests can purchase Genie+ for each park day. Genie+ pricing fluctuates depending on season and anticipated crowds. I have seen Genie+ range between $15-$40 per person, per day. If you’re visiting the park during peak times, like Spring Break, or Christmas, you can plan on it being on the high-cost end. I always add it to my budget for my trip - for me, it’s a non-negotiable, like factoring in the cost of multiple Dole Whips every day! 

Most people would consider Lightning Lane Reservations to be the number one reason to purchase Genie+. Lighting Lane allows you to skip the regular line, and wait a considerably shorter amount of time. Trust me - there’s no better feeling than getting to skip a line for a ride that has an hour + wait time! You can make one Lightning Lane reservation at a time and will be able to book additional ones after using your initial reservation, or after a designated waiting period. Not every ride is available for Lighting Lane, but a good portion are.

Some E-Ticket attractions, like Tron Lightcyle/Run, are not available with your daily Genie+ purchase but can be bought a la carte, in a pay-per-ride system. It’s important to note that what rides are included with Genie+ are up to the discretion of the Big Cheese himself and can change or fluctuate.

Currently, the following rides have Lightning Lanes that are included with Genie+. 

The Magic Kingdom:

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

Enchanted Tales with Belle

Haunted Mansion

“it’s a small world”

Jungle Cruise

Mad Tea Party

Meet Ariel at Her Grotto

Meet Cinderella and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall

Meet Mickey at Town Square Theater

Meet Princess Tiana and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall

Mickey’s PhilharMagic

Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor

Peter Pan’s Flight

Pirates of the Caribbean

Space 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


Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival

Frozen Ever After

Journey into Imagination with Figment

Living with the Land

Mission: SPACE – Green

Mission: SPACE – Orange

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Soarin' Around the World

Spaceship Earth

Test Track

The Seas with Nemo & Friends

Turtle Talk with Crush

Hollywood Studios:

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

Meet Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

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!

Animal Kingdom: 

Festival of the Lion King


Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain

Feathered Friends in Flight!

Finding Nemo: The Big Blue... and Beyond!

It’s Tough to Be a Bug!

Kali River Rapids

Kilimanjaro Safaris

Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost

Naʻvi River Journey

The Animation Experience at Conservation Station

The following current experiences are available to purchase a la carte Lighting Lanes for:

Avatar Flight of Passage at The Animal Kingdom

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT

Seven Drawfs Mine Train and Tron Lightcyle / Run in The Magic Kingdom

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance in Hollywood Studios

Is it worth the cost? 

You might be saying to yourself ‘That’s a lot of great information, but is the cost worth it?’ In my opinion, time is money on your Walt Disney World Vacation, and what purchasing Genie+ does best, is save you time, so you can focus on what’s important - making memories with your loved ones! Not only does Genie+ save you time, but in my experience, it’s a great stress reliever - you’ll rest easy knowing that you’re getting the most out of your vacation and your time.

Why book with us?

One benefit to booking with Be Our Guest Vacations is that your travel professional is a Genie+ expert, and will help you prepare for your trip. They provide in-depth guides on how to use Genie+ in the app and make recommendations on the best attractions to book first. The cherry on the metaphorical sundae? They'll also provide you with a Genie+ mobile guide (like a cheat sheet!) that you can reference during your vacation. It's the equivalent of getting to take an open book test in High School - you'll be acing your Disney trip and it will be stress-free and fun. Your travel professional will make sure you're equipped with all the information that you need before your trip, so you can feel confident in the best way to maximize your Genie+ purchase.

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