Disney Fanatics rejoice! Disney has officially announced the start date for the added enhancement to the Disney Genie service that was previously announced for the Disney Parks. The update is specific to the Central Florida Walt Disney World Resort and also includes some more context for Guests from the Disney Parks Blog. Here’s the latest on the complimentary Photopass service through the Disney Genie app that Walt Disney World Guests can expect.
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On January 10, 2023, Disney announced Walt Disney World Guests who purchase Disney Genie+ would also receive free digital downloads of their Disney PhotoPass attraction photos. When they announced the addition of the amenity, no start date was posted. That has now changed!
Previously announced enhancements for Annual Passholders and Disney Genie+ service arrive at @WaltDisneyWorld on March 20 and April 18! ✨ Head to the Disney Parks Blog to learn more: https://t.co/red6CF18bc pic.twitter.com/CBTULB4LL3
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) February 23, 2023
Walt Disney World Resort Guests can start availing of this service beginning March 20, 2023!
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Note that the photos that Guests can get digital downloads for have to have been taken in the Theme Park on the day of their purchase of Genie+. Guests can enjoy this service for attractions, including Space Mountain, Slinky Dog Dash, Test Track, Expedition Everest, and more.
Disneyland Resort Guests also get complimentary photos (both at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park) though their services began on February 4.
Disney Parks Blog took to their platform to share the announcement, also adding a few other updates to their previously announced additions of free parking for Disney Resort hotel Guests and the relaxed reservation requirements for Annual Passholders at the Disney Resort.
With all of the recent complaints about the Disney Genie service (typically consisting of Genie+ and Lightning Lane), we’re glad that Disney is taking note and alleviating some of those frustrations for Guests (even if not all). And from Disney’s end, this is certainly proof that they are, in fact, continuing to listen to fans’ feedback about their products and the Disney experience.