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Iger, Where Are You? Disney Genie+ Gets a New Price Point

Sorry, Disney fans… former Disney CEO Bob Chapek may be out, but many of the “Chapek-era” experiences still live on… including the not-so-popular Disney experience, Genie+.

Walt Disney World Resort used the COVID-19 pandemic as a chance to push the reset button on many Disney Park experiences. We can still remember the painful news when the complimentary Disney FastPass+, the system that allowed Guests to skip the line at no additional cost on select attractions, was removed.

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In its place is the upcharge service known as Disney Genie+. This Genie plus service allows Guests to pay one price per person per day to skip the standby line and enter via the Genie Lightning Lane line for a much shorter wait.

In addition to Disney Genie+ attractions, Disney also has individual Lightning Lane attractions that are the most popular rides not included in the Disney Genie+ pricing. Guests wanting to skip the line on the individual attraction selection rides will need to pay a la carte pricing separate from Genie+.

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While we saw some dips in Disney Genie+ at Walt Disney World and were hopeful the new Disney CEO, Bob Iger, had his hand in it, as the Christmas week approaches, we’re seeing a new price point for Disney Genie+ for Guests visiting Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

On December 19, 2022, Walt Disney World’s Disney Genie+ hit $25 per person, which is a price point we have yet to see for the upcharge theme park service.

@ThrillData took to social media to share, “$25 per person is a new, unique price point for Disney Genie+ at #WaltDisneyWorld. Straddles a gap between previous prices of $22 and $29.”

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Disney has announced the once $15 per person per day pricing now fluctuates each day, depending on crowd size, with the range up to $29. When 2023 rolls around, we can’t help but wonder if Disney will remove this $29 cap or if Bob Iger and Josh D’Amaro have other plans for Genie+.

As always, we will keep Disney Dining readers updated as we learn more about what’s coming for Disney Genie service at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort’s Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Park.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.