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Disney Genie Service and Individual Attraction Selections

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Anthony

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Disney Genie Service and Individual Attraction Selections
« on: August 19, 2021, 03:14:33 PM »
It's happening. Fastpass is dead. The US Disney Parks just unveiled Disney Genie Service, their "new digital service designed to create your best Disney day".



This was teased a couple of years ago as a major trip planning app upgrade, but now it includes one major extra feature: Fastpass (or rather MaxPass) -style ride reservations within the app too.

Sounds like Paris' new Disney Premier Access? Not quite.

Disney Genie+ is a paid premium version of the service, which also unlocks ride reservations for "selected attractions". Fastpass queues are named Lightning Lanes (oh boy). This costs $15 per person per day at WDW or $20 per day at DLR.

Individual Attraction Selections run alongside this, allowing you to schedule a time at up to two "highly demanded attractions" each day, for an individual price.

It's all simple and yet, somehow, incredibly convoluted. All the details are in this Disney Parks Blog post: https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/08/introducing-disney-genie/

Better than Paris? Worse than Paris? Or all just much-of-a money-grabbing muchness?

I honestly can't make up my mind, although on a per-attraction basis, the Genie+ option does seem to offer far better value for money than Paris?
« Last Edit: August 19, 2021, 03:17:48 PM by Anthony »
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Re: Disney Genie Service and Individual Attraction Selections
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2021, 02:41:19 PM »
I can see arguments from both sides, as people often want things included rather than pay for it. However, it should be interesting to see how popular it is in the long run.
But for some it may be better, as I've seen complaints that some miss the old system where FastPass did not exist at all.
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