This week, we have seen large crowds and long waits during the holiday season. One way to manage those crowds is by using Genie+. This feature allows guests to bypass the standby lines for select rides in Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
At the end of the month, guests visiting Genie+ in Disneyland Park will have the opportunity to use it on one of the most popular attractions in the park.
Genie+ in Disneyland
Unlike Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Disneyland Park has few attractions available via Genie+. Typically, twelve attractions are available daily via Genie+. Some top attractions such as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Haunted Mansion, “it’s a small world”, and the new Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway are all available for guests via Genie+.
It is often surprising to guests visiting Disneyland Park that rides such as Peter Pan’s Flight, Pirates of the Caribbean, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, and even Snow White’s Enchanted Wish aren’t part of Genie+.
NEW: Starting Monday, Jan. 22, Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland Park will be *temporarily* added to Genie+ while nearby attractions undergo refurbishment. pic.twitter.com/7fduzWUemF
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) December 29, 2023
On Monday, January 22, guests visiting Disneyland Park can use Genie+ on Pirates of the Caribbean. This feature will be added to this ride temporarily as nearby attractions undergo refurbishment.
In early January, “it’s a small world” and Haunted Mansion will both be down as they transition from their holiday overlay to their traditional ride experience.
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Genie+ is a feature that guests can choose to add each vacation day. Those who wish to add Genie+ for the length of stay can do so before their vacation at $30/person/day. Those hoping to purchase it on a day-by-day basis during their trip can do so once they enter the park at the price point for the day.
At Disneyland, guests can begin making selections once they have entered Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure. This allows guests to use the Lightning Lane during their one-hour return time.
The Lightning Lanes are separate from the standby lanes and are typically much shorter daily waits.
Once guests use their Genie+ selection, they can book additional selections throughout the day.
Although Genie+ is an additional cost, it can save much time throughout a Disneyland vacation. Those visiting during early 2024 will enjoy being able to experience one of the top rides using Genie+ for a limited time.