It appears that Disney has made yet another change to its Genie+ service just a few weeks after the recent round of updates.
Once Walt Disney World Resort Guests purchase Genie+ for their day in the Theme Parks, they will be immediately shown when they can book their next available time to book a Lightning Lane.
According to Theme Park Insider Scott Gustin,
“Genie+ at WDW added a ‘When you can book’ banner at the top that shows your next available time to book a Lightning Lane.
The time will automatically display if you purchased Genie+ and will update throughout the day. Big improvement.”
NEW: Genie+ at WDW added a “When you can book” banner at the top that shows your next available time to book a Lightning Lane.
The time will automatically display if you purchased Genie+ and will update throughout the day. Big improvement. pic.twitter.com/3XW0lrvB30
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) August 25, 2022
Just over two weeks ago, we at Disney Fanatic reported that Disney’s Park Day optimization tool was launching a series of changes that arguably made planning one’s day and scheduling Lightning Lanes for Park Hopping more difficult than it already was. The most noticeable change arguably is that Theme Park Guests with the Park Hopper option will no longer be shown relevant Lightning Lane times. For example, if Guests start their day in Magic Kingdom Park, they are no longer automatically shown Lightning Lane options for EPCOT after 2 pm at the start of the day. They now have to wait and keep tabs on their desired attractions until an appropriately-timed option is available. Click the link below for our full coverage.
This new subtle update, though, is essentially a countdown to the next time Guests can make their Genie+ Lightning Lane and suggests–at least, to this reporter–that a notification letting Guests know “it is time” would be included. However, we do not have confirmation of any such notifying addition at this time.
Disney Genie Plus costs an additional $15 per person per day and comes with 2-3 line-skipping Lightning Lane options a day, among other things. It is designed to enhance the experience at the Theme Parks, such as , EPCOT, and Disney’s , as well as Disneyland Park and at the . Would-be Guests should remember that not all attractions will be accessible with Genie+ Lightning Lane, and the purchase of an additional Individual Lightning Lane selection may be required to skip the line.
and replaced Disney’s FastPass+ system to help Guests get faster access to attractions like , of Passage, , , Mickey and Minnie’s , , and Rise of the Resistance.
We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.