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Disney Reveals Significant Update to Genie+ in 2024

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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.

Disneyland Park Sleeping Beauty castle

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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+.

Related: Disney Genie+ Reaches Record Price Amidst Holiday Crowds

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+.

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.

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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.

Related: Genie+ Good, Bad, and the Ugly

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Genie+

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.

 

About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.

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