The highly anticipated Disney Genie has just been released at Disney World and WE HAVE to try this new service.
There are two different payment services at Disney Genie, including Genie + and Individual Attraction Selection, also known as pay per trip. We visited Magic Kingdom to find out how many attractions we could do using these new services, so check it out.
At Magic Kingdom, the two attractions with Individual Lightning Lanes (which are NOT included in Disney Genie +) are Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Space Mountain. To do so, Disney Resort guests can purchase access to Lightning Lane from 7:00 a.m. on the day of their visit, while other guests must wait until the park opens. to make these reservations.
Most of the other attractions in the park are included with Disney Genie +. All queues are still available, so we set out to see how much we could get at Magic Kingdom in a day, using a combination of standby, Genie + and individual Lightning Lanes.
First, we started with a Genie + window for Splash Mountain from 9:00 to 10:00. We were able to scan at 9:05 in the morning and immediately make our next selection: a Barnstormer reservation at 9:30 in the morning. Right after Barnstormer, we chose a Genie + Lightning Lane for Dumbo the Flying Elephant next door, and we were in and out of this trip around 9:45 AM. These are three trips in the first 45 minutes!
After that, it was time to sign up for our two individual Lightning Lane selections. We had access to buy them at 9:00 when Magic Kingdom opened (Disney Resort customers can buy them earlier at 07:00) and booked a Space Mountain for 09:05 AM-10 : 05 AM and a Seven Dwarfs mine train for 9:35 AM-10:35 AM. Since we were closer to Seven Dwarfs, we removed it first, just waiting 5 minutes on Lightning Lane for a published 60-minute wait. Then, we were able to get to Space Mountain and scan them in just a few minutes.
In the next few hours, we were able to make Genie + reservations and ride Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, “It’s a Small World,” Tomorrowland Speedway and Mad Tea Party. We got there before noon, including a stop for lunch before the cups of tea. (It may not be our best decision of the day. 😜)
After Mad Tea Party, the next Lightning Lane reservation was not available for Haunted Mansion until 1:15 p.m., so we continued and booked it, hoping to disconnect some lines of Haunted Mansion. wait meanwhile. With the recommendations of the free Genie system now included in the My Disney Experience app, we were able to mount PeopleMover, Under the Sea, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Prince Charming Regal Carousel in the next hour and a half. . That’s a lot!
Throughout the afternoon, we visited the Swiss Family Treehouse and ended up with six more attractions. At this time of day, we were going to Jungle Cruise when we had the last Lightning Lane left, so to fill the time while we waited for the window to open, we decided to do some shows. (Tiki Room, here we go!)
With our time window for Jungle Cruise at 6:15, we are ready to leave out every trip to Magic Kingdom, as well as a wide variety of shows and other attractions … all before dinner! All in all, we have used Genie + and IAS a total of 18 times.
We won’t lie, it’s been pretty exhausting and we don’t recommend this strategy for a quiet holiday, but if you really want to take it to the parks, it’s doable. If you’re traveling to Disney World to enjoy the parks or get away from the hustle and bustle, we recommend that you make a list of priorities for the day and do your best to eliminate them first.
If you’re staying at the site, use Early Theme Park Entry to get more stuff in the morning. Genie + and the selection of individual attractions are great tools to help you avoid being in line all day, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend every minute “running and riding”; take time to relax in the middle. (And definitely don’t forget to eat!)
This was our experience with Genie + and Individual Attraction Selection at Magic Kingdom. Keep reading AllEars for more news and tips on Disney World and Disney Genie.
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