Disney Genie Coming to Disneyland December 8!

Disney Genie launching at Disneyland Dec 8, 2021

Disneyland finally has a Disney Genie, Genie+, and Lightning Lane launch day!

Beginning Wednesday December 8, 2021, visitors to the parks will be able to utilize the new system to help plan their day.

Disney Genie is a free service within the Disneyland app. It will help you plan out your day around rides, entertainment, and meal times. You can upgrade to Genie+ for $20 per person. There is also the option to buy individual Lightning Lane passes with prices ranging from $7-$20. Pricing will depend on the attraction and the day. 


Genie+ allows you to select a Lightning Lane arrival window, one at a time, throughout your day. It is limited to one arrival window per attraction – that means if you want to ride something more than once, you’ll have to wait in the stand-by line for your second ride. The upgraded Disney Genie also includes a Disney PhotoPass. Be sure to take advantage of Disneyland’s amazing photographers to capture fun memories from your Disneyland adventure!

The Genie+ upgrade can be purchased before you visit the parks, but you must be in the park to select your first Lightning Lane. 

Individual Lightning Lane

Individual Lightning Lane passes are available for popular rides such as Radiator Springs Racers, WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure, and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. The caveat with this option is that you may only purchase 2 Lightning Lane passes during your visit. You may also only choose the next available arrival window. Depending on the price of your chosen individual Lightning Lanes, you may get more bang for your buck by upgrading to Genie+ instead. 

The Disney Genie program launched at Walt Disney World on October 19. It will be interesting to see how the Disney Genie experience in the SoCal theme park compares to the one in Florida and the former FastPass system.


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