Universal Copies Disney World Genie’s “Why This” on Social Media

Walt Disney World Resort has officially introduced its new Disney Genie which Disney has said will allow Guests to optimize their day and pay to skip lines. The three-part program has a complimentary Disney Genie (built into the My Disney Experience App to optimize your Park day); the Disney Genie+ (much like former FastPass but now $15 per day), and Lightning Lane (eight a-la-carte attractions that don’t come with Genie+ that you can purchase to skip the line). It’s been a confusing week for Disney fans and the Disney Genie is most definitely not without faults. So, of course, Disney’s neighboring Theme Park is getting in on the action by poking fun at the new Disney Genie.

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That’s right, Universal is at it again! It’s no secret that Universal Orlando Resort’s Twitter account will keep social media hoping with its occasional sass and poking fun at Walt Disney World. Most recently, Universal joked about EPCOT’s new Space 220 and its big screens. Not that Universal is one to joke about their MANY screens, but yes, they still poked at Disney anyway. Now, their target is Disney Genie.

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If you haven’t had a chance to experience Disney Genie just yet, you’ll see in the My Disney Experience App that Genie will provide recommendations for what Guests can experience next. These recommendations are based on crowd levels, wait times, and Guest interests. Along with the recommendation, Genie will give you the “Why This?” option to understand why Disney Genie made the recommendation. Universal decided to share their own recommendation on their social media account.

Universal Orlando Resort took to Twitter to tweet, “Recommended Attraction: Jurassic World VelociCoaster – Why This >It’s new; It has Raptors; That second launch.”

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Very cute Universal. While we complain about the Disney Genie upcharge, Universal has been charging Guests to skip the line for some time now. And yes, while we love VelociCoaster, it’s still not Disney! We can’t wait to see what Universal will tweet next about Disney.

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.