Disney Genie + has been available for about a month now and we have learned a lot about the service.
The paid replacement for the Disney Fastpass + offer has had a mixed response from Disney fans. Some readers are not happy with the price of $ 15 per person per day. Disney announced, however, that a third of visitors have opted to upgrade during their trip. If you are thinking of Genie +, we have some tips.
Here are THREE ways to get the most out of Disney Genie +!
No need to buy Genie + in advance!
Genie + should not be purchased before park day. In fact, you can decide to upgrade to Genie + at any time of the day. You can do this through the My Disney Experience app or by talking to members of the guest experience cast.
The main advantage of buying in advance is that you can book your first Lightning Lane at 7am. When you plan a day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Magic Kingdom, Lightning Lanes can book you quickly. Being able to book in advance could be the difference between getting the Lightning Lanes you want or not.
Therefore, if you are looking for a more popular attraction like Slinky Dog Dash, you will want to book in advance (from 12:00 on the day you need it). But if you’re not sure you’ll need Genie + on EPCOT Day, you can wait until you’re in the park. This way you will know if the lines are long enough to guarantee the cost.
Book your next Lightning line as soon as you can!
You can book immediately after scanning an attraction or after a two-hour break (whichever comes first). Book as soon as possible so it’s worth it!
Remember that each Lightning Lane has two scan points. You can book a new Lightning Lane after the second scan, so be prepared to access your next Lightning Lane window before boarding a trip.
If the Lightning Lane window you book is longer than two hours in the future, you won’t have to wait until you can scan it. Instead, you can reserve a new Lightning Lane on top of the existing one after a two-hour cooling.
For example, if you book Slinky Dog Dash at 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., you can book another Lightning Lane at 11:30 a.m., even if you have not used Slinky Dog Dash. Even if the situation works, be sure to book as soon as you can!
If you pay for Genie +, keep these AR filters for 45 days.
One of the least talked about perks of Genie + is access to a lot of Disney augmented reality filters. They are super silly and friendly, and don’t miss out on access after park day!
In fact, you can keep access to most filters (plus a few location-based ones) for 45 days! Keep using them to make sure you are really worth your money with Genie +.
Do you have questions about Genie +? Watch our video!
Are you still confused? Ask your questions in the comments!
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