D23 NEWS: Disney ‘Genie’ App Promises to Make DIY Disney Vacation Planning Easier


Booking and planning your next Disney vacation could be just as easy as a few clicks by downloading Disney’s recently announced Genie app.

Here’s a bit of what Guests can expect from Genie…

Disney Genie will make planning easier and more fun by providing customized itineraries geared to your interests, right at your fingertips – from a royal, princess-themed day at Magic Kingdom Park to a trip around the world at Epcot for foodies and even a perfect day for thrill seekers. Certain features of Disney Genie will also be available through your preferred travel professional.

Details are pretty sparse about the new Disney vacation planning app, but it does almost appear to act as a “virtual concierge” which kind of has us wondering where that will leave Disney travel agents once its released, even though they specifically mention travel professionals (probably so as not to alarm them!)

There also doesn’t seem to be any details about whether it will work with or replace the current My Disney Experience app. A comment from Disney on the official Disney Parks Blog is pretty obtuse…

Here’s more information on Disney Genie from the Disney Parks Blog

Sometimes you may know exactly what you want to do, but may not know the best time or order in which to do it. You’ll be able to tell Disney Genie what you’d like to experience, and it will quickly evaluate millions of options to present you with an optimal day. And best of all, it’s flexible! If you change your mind for any reason, Disney Genie will re-optimize your day.

Disney Genie can also send you real-time tips and updates, including recommendations for experiences it thinks you’ll love, helping you navigate the theme parks with added convenience and comfort. If you don’t want to worry about making reservations in multiple steps, Disney Genie will even take care of that for you.

This represents yet another way we are using creativity and innovation to connect guests with the stories and characters they love, and to help them make lasting, magical memories with the family and friends they cherish most. Over the past several years, Disney parks have become more seamless and enjoyable through other digital offerings, such as mobile food ordering, the Play Disney Parks app, online check-in and so much more.

You can see a mock up of the new app below…

Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

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