As a seasoned Disney World annual pass holder and a mom to a 12-year-old Disney enthusiast, I have had my fair share of magical experiences. Now, I’m super excited to guide you through the latest addition to our Disney World Genie content, using Genie Plus in Magic Kingdom.
If you’re planning a 2023 Disney World trip, you absolutely must know about Genie Plus. It’s a game-changer, especially when crowd levels are high.
Remember, high crowd levels mean longer wait times. A popular ride like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train can have wait times exceeding 120 minutes!
Key Takeaways for Using Genie Plus in Magic Kingdom:
- Magic Kingdom’s Genie Plus cost is the highest out of all the Disney World parks. Remember, it’s a paid FastPass that allows you to “skip the lines” and wait in a much shorter queue.
- Pricing varies by day, but expect to pay between $20-$40 per person.
- Twenty-two rides and attractions are included in this park.
- There are two individual lightning lane rides that are not included in Genie Plus.
Wondering if Genie Plus is worth the hype at Magic Kingdom? Trust me, it is—because after using it numerous times, I’ve figured out how to optimize your park experience like a pro!
Let’s dive in!
Unveiling Genie Plus at Magic Kingdom
But how does it work? Well, for all Disney World guests, Genie Plus is an optional, paid service you add to your park ticket. It allows you to bypass the regular standby lines at select attractions.
In my experience, it’s been a lifesaver, especially during peak seasons when the parks are packed to the brim.
Genie Plus is a recent addition to the Disney World experience. It takes the place of the beloved and free Fastpass+.
It’s a paid service, accessible through the My Disney Experience app.
The cost starts at $15 per ticket, per day, plus tax, but during busier times it can go up to $35.
There’s no way to predict the exact cost ahead of time, but generally, you’ll find it more expensive during peak seasons.
For instance, last year at both Christmas and Spring Break, the price reached $35 per day. Despite the variable cost, in my opinion, the value it adds to your visit is well worth it!
What is Genie Plus?
First things first, let’s clarify what Genie Plus actually is.
In the simplest terms, it’s a paid service within the My Disney Experience app that allows you to reserve rides and attractions.
Now, you might be thinking, “But Christine, doesn’t the app already offer the free Disney Genie service?” Yes, you’re right!
But here’s the distinction – while the Disney Genie service helps suggest activities based on your interests, it’s primarily designed to control crowd levels, and might not always suggest the best attractions.
On the other hand, Genie Plus is a game-changer. It’s a paid service that helps you bypass the long lines at select attractions. It’s like having a fast pass in your pocket, ready to whisk you past the crowds and straight to the fun. So, if you’re all about maximizing your park time (like me!), Genie Plus is a must-have!
The Cost of Genie Plus at Magic Kingdom
Let’s talk about the cost of using Genie Plus at Magic Kingdom.
Well, it is not exactly a flat fee. The cost of Genie Plus at Magic Kingdom starts at $15 per ticket, per day, plus tax.
However, you may find that the price can go as high as $35 per ticket, per day, plus tax. How come? It’s simple. The pricing is dynamic and is influenced by factors like the time of year and crowd level.
For instance, during peak times like Spring Break in 2023, the cost of Genie Plus at Magic Kingdom reached a whopping $35 per day!
So, you can expect the cost to be higher during busier times of the year.
But remember, the prices are not set in stone and can vary. So, you won’t know the exact cost until you go to purchase it. A bit of a surprise, isn’t it?
How and When to Purchase Genie Plus for Magical Kingdom
Now that we’ve covered the cost, let’s move on to how and when to purchase Genie Plus for Magic Kingdom.
It’s important to remember that you cannot know the exact cost of Genie Plus ahead of time.
The price is revealed when you go to purchase it inside the My Disney Experience app. It’s a bit like a surprise gift, but instead of unwrapping a box, you’re opening an app!
The only time to purchase Genie Plus is on the day of your visit. Technically, you can purchase it starting at midnight of your park day, but I usually wait until I wake up in the morning.
You can start making selections as early as 7 am. So, if you’re an early riser, you can get a head start on planning your day! But remember, the busier the time of year, the more expensive it will be. So, if you’re visiting during a peak season, brace yourself for a higher price tag!
Does Genie Plus Really Allow You to “Skip the Lines” at Walt Disney World?
We’ve all heard the claims – Genie Plus allows you to “skip the lines” at Walt Disney World. But is this really true?
Well, let’s put it this way. By purchasing Genie Plus, you get access to “Lightning Lanes” at Disney World. These “Lightning Lanes” are essentially shorter lines than the regular “standby” lines for most rides. So, in essence, yes, you do get to bypass those long, winding queues!
But let’s be clear here. You aren’t actually skipping lines. What you’re doing is swapping the regular “standby” lines for shorter “Lightning Lanes”.
Now, whether or not that counts as “skipping the line” is up for debate. But one thing is for sure – with Genie Plus, you’re definitely spending less time waiting around and more time enjoying the magic of Disney!
Magic Kingdom Genie Plus: Rides and Attractions
Now, let’s talk about the rides and attractions you can experience with Genie Plus at Magic Kingdom.
The park is divided into seven different lands, each with its own unique set of attractions. From the futuristic Tomorrowland to the wild frontier of Frontierland, there’s something for everyone.
Some attractions have height requirements, so make sure you check those out.
For example, the thrilling Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (ok, this is my favorite ride) requires a minimum height of 40 inches.
And don’t forget about the character encounters! You can meet Mickey Mouse and Tinkerbell at Towe Square or Cinderella and a visiting princess at Princess Fairytale Hall (it was Rapunzel the last time we were there).
There’s also the option of purchasing access to individual attractions with Lightning Lanes, such as the highly regarded TRON Lightcycle and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. More on that later!
Magic Kingdom Genie Plus Attractions List
To make your Magic Kingdom visit more organized, let me share a comprehensive list of Genie Plus attractions.
This list includes all Magic Kingdom rides that are part of the Genie Plus package, which gives you access to more than 40 attractions and character encounters.
From the enchanting “It’s a Small World” to the exhilarating Big Thunder and Space Mountains, you’ll have plenty of choices to fill your day with fun and magic. In fact, the last two are some of the fastest rides at Disney World.
Remember, Genie Plus doesn’t cover all attractions.
Some, like the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and TRON, are Individual Lightning Lane selections. These require an additional purchase.
But hey, if you’re a fan of these rides or if you’re visiting during peak times, it might be worth it to skip the regular lines.
Here’s the list of Magic Kingdom Genie Plus rides and attractions:
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
- Festival of Fantasy Parade
- Haunted Mansion
- It’s a Small World
- Jungle Cruise
- Mad Tea Party
- Magic Carpets of Aladdin
- Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Mickey’s Philharmagic
- Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- See Cinderella at Fairytale Hall
- See Mickey at Town Square Theater
- See Princess Tiana at Fairytale Hall
- Space Mountain
Splash Mountain(Closed for rebrand/refurbishment until late 2024)
- Tomorrowland Speedway
- Under the Sea
High Priority Rides to Book With Genie Plus at Magic Kingdom
When it comes to maximizing your time at the Magic Kingdom with Genie Plus, it’s crucial to prioritize the right rides.
Based on my numerous visits, two attractions that quickly run out of Genie+ return times are the Jungle Cruise and Peter Pan’s Flight.
➡️ Here’s a tip from a seasoned Disney World visitor: If you’re an on-site guest and have early theme park entry, try to ride Peter Pan’s Flight at opening (or as we Disney fans call it, “rope drop“) and make Jungle Cruise your first Genie+ reservation of the day.
This strategy could save you from long standby lines. In an ideal world, by the time you’re ready to make your second Genie+ reservation, there may still be availability for another high-priority ride.
Low Priority Rides for Genie Plus at Magic Kingdom
Now, let’s talk about low-priority rides at Magic Kingdom.
It’s not that these rides aren’t fun—they absolutely are!
But considering Genie Plus and how it works, prioritizing these rides isn’t as straightforward.
You see, Magic Kingdom is home to a lot of rides, and you might be tempted to snag a Genie+ reservation for every single one. But here’s where it gets tricky.
If you grab a Genie+ spot for a high-priority ride that’s a few hours away, you’ll have to wait up to two hours before you can reserve your next ride.
Do this a couple of times, and you might only end up using a few Lightning Lanes for the day, leaving many rides untouched. So, take it from me, it’s important to balance your Genie+ reservations between high and low-priority rides.
Purchasing Individual Lightning Lanes at Magic Kingdom
On to another important aspect of your Magic Kingdom visit: purchasing Individual Lightning Lanes.
In case you’re wondering, not all rides at Magic Kingdom are part of Genie+. Some require you to buy access to their Lightning Lanes separately.
🎢 Two big ones are TRON and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. I’ll share more about these individual Lightning Lanes in the next section. So, stay tuned!
What are Lightning Lanes?
Let’s dive into something new at Disney World that’s been causing quite a stir – Lightning Lanes.
In the simplest terms, Lightning Lanes are the fast-pass lanes for popular rides at Disney World that are accessed through the Disney World Genie service.
Imagine this – you’re walking past a sea of people waiting in line for the Pirates of the Caribbean, clutching their Mickey Mouse ears with anticipation.
But you, my friend, just stroll past them straight onto the ride, all thanks to your Lightning Lane access.
So that’s the big deal about Lightning Lanes. They are the secret key to a more enjoyable and less time-consuming Disney World experience!
Truthfully, sometimes I feel guilty walking in the lightning lane past all these people. Am I the only one? 🤷🏻♀️
How Much Do Individual Lightning Lanes Cost?
Now, let’s talk about how much it costs to access these magical Lightning Lanes.
Well, the cost can vary depending on the ride and the day you’re visiting. For instance, during peak seasons and weekends, you might have to shell out a bit more.
You can expect to pay anywhere from $7 to $27 per ride. And no, you don’t have to purchase Genie Plus to access these lanes. They are available as individual purchases.
Take, for example, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
On an average day, it costs about $12 for an Individual Lightning Lane pass. Of course, your actual price might be slightly higher or lower than this.
The idea here is to weigh the cost against the time you’ll save and decide if it’s worth it for you. If you ask me, it can be a real game-changer on those super busy days!
Process of Purchasing Individual Lightning Lanes at Magic Kingdom
So, how do you go about buying these Individual Lightning Lane passes at Magic Kingdom?
Well, it’s pretty straightforward. Remember that not all rides at each park are part of the Genie Plus service and require you to buy access to their Lightning Lanes individually.
For instance, Magic Kingdom has two Individual Lightning Lanes—TRON and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
You can purchase these individual Lightning Lane passes through the Disney World app.
On the Tip Board tab, just select the ride you want, choose the Lightning Lane option, and proceed to checkout. Voila!
You’re ready to skip the line. 🎉 Just remember to keep an eye on the availability as these passes can sell out quickly, especially for the most popular rides.
Are you a Disney Resort guest or one staying at the Disney Dolphin, Swan or Reserve?
If yes, you can purchase your Individual Lightning Lanes at 7 AM.
Otherwise, you need to wait until the park opens before purchasing. Trust me, as you are waiting in line to get in, you see everyone on their phones trying to claim those coveted reservations!
Lightning Lane for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train: Is it Worth It?
So, you’re planning your day at Magic Kingdom and you’re trying to figure out if it’s worth purchasing a Lightning Lane for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
Well, I can tell you that the prices for individual Lightning Lanes range from about $10 to $25 per person per ride, and the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is on the lower end of that spectrum.
Now, let’s put it in perspective. This ride is popular and draws some of the highest wait times at Walt Disney World. I’ve seen it go up to 120 minutes!
But here’s the thing, if you’re a Disney Resort guest, staying onsite, and you have multiple days at Magic Kingdom, you might not need to pay for it.
You could use your Early Entry benefit and start your day with a Seven Dwarfs Mine Train rope drop.
But if you’re only visiting for a day, and you really want to experience Peter Pan’s Flight or Space Mountain without wasting time in line, then this might just be a worthwhile investment.
It also depends on how old your kids are or if you have been on Seven Dwarfs before.
To be completely honest, my 12-year-old daughter and I rarely go on this ride.
And I do not pay for it when we do. While the ride is ultra smooth and the theming is wonderful (especially the standby queue), it just doesn’t pack the same punch that Big Thunder Mountain or Tron does.
Lightning Lane for TRON: Lightcycle / Run: Evaluating Its Worth
When it comes to the TRON Lightcycle / Run, it’s a whole different ball game.
This is one of the newest and most exciting rides, and everyone wants a piece of the action.
So, is it worth buying a Lightning Lane at Magic Kingdom for this ride? Well, like with most things, it all depends on what you’re willing to spend and how badly you want to ride it.
But let me throw this out there: if you’re lucky enough to snag a spot in one of the virtual queues and purchase an Individual Lightning Lane, you could potentially ride it twice!
But if you’re looking to ride twice and you’re traveling with at least 2 people who can use the My Disney Experience app, you might want to consider splitting up the duties.
One person attempts the virtual queue while the other purchases an Individual Lightning Lane. It’s a bit of a team effort, but it can pay off big time.
On the other hand, if you’re solo, or you’re looking to save some money, you might want to try for the virtual queue first.
Mastering Park Hopping with Genie Plus
Now, if you’re like me and you love the idea of park hopping, then you’re going to want to figure out how to make the most of it with Genie Plus.
The service comes in two flavors—single park and multiple parks. So, if you’re planning on visiting more than one park in a single day, the multiple parks option is your best bet.
But there’s a little something you need to keep in mind.
Park hopping doesn’t kick off until 2 PM. So, say you’re at Magic Kingdom at 11 AM and want to book a 1 PM return time for Living With The Land in Epcot. That’s not gonna happen.
The earliest you can book a return time for a ride in a second park is 2 PM.
For instance, you could snag a 3 PM return time for Soarin’. So, a strategic move would be to plan your day around key attractions at each park after 2 PM.
Genie Plus and Park Hopping: Potential Challenges and Solutions
Now, park hopping with Genie Plus isn’t all sunshine and roses.
There can be a few bumps along the way. One key challenge is that you can’t make a booking in a second park until times after 2 PM are available. This means you might have to wait a bit before hopping over to your next adventure. But hey, don’t let this put a damper on your day!
Remember that even though park hopping doesn’t start until 2 PM, Disney World is filled with magical experiences at every corner.
You could use this time gap to explore the park you’re currently in or even grab a bite to eat.
And once the clock strikes two, you’re all set to book a ride at a different park and kickstart your park-hopping journey. Just remember, it’s all about strategizing your time and making the most out of your Disney day.
Exploring Genie Plus Reservation Strategies at Magic Kingdom
Let’s talk about making Genie Plus reservations at Magic Kingdom.
This can be a bit tricky, but I promise you, once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty straightforward.
The first thing you need to realize is that you don’t have to make your picks in order of popularity. Let me paint you a picture to make this clear.
Imagine I booked a 9 AM (that’s park opening time) slot for Jungle Cruise. I check in at 9:05 AM and right away book Peter Pan’s Flight, which is now offering return times at 12 PM.
Now, Cindy goes about it a little differently. She booked a 9 AM slot for Peter Pan’s Flight.
After checking in at 9:05 AM, she immediately books Jungle Cruise, which is now offering return times at 2 PM. Sure, Cindy has to wait longer to ride her second Genie Plus pick, but does it really matter?
Both Cindy and I can make our third Genie Plus pick at 11:05 AM, two hours after we made their second picks. So, there’s really no loss in waiting a bit longer for your second ride. It’s all about playing around with your choices and nailing your Genie Plus game!
What Genie Plus Reservation Should I Grab First at Magic Kingdom?
Choosing your first Genie Plus reservation at Magic Kingdom can be a bit tricky, but don’t worry, I’ve got some tips that can help you out.
As I stated earlier, you don’t have to make your reservations based on the popularity of the rides. Now, it’s true that the most popular rides will sell out.
But, this is why you keep checking the return times on your phone.
✅ You do have that battery pack with you, right? Because you are going to need it.
So, when it comes to choosing which Genie Plus reservation to grab first at Magic Kingdom, my advice is to start with the ride you and your family are most excited about. Remember, it’s your day at Disney, make it magical!
Sequencing Your Genie Plus Reservations at Magic Kingdom: Second, Third, and Beyond
Now that you’ve got your first Genie Plus reservation down, let’s talk about how to sequence the rest of them.
After your first reservation, you might be wondering whether to pick something with a timeslot that starts sooner, or a ride with a later timeslot because it’s running out.
Here’s what I do: I balance between the two. I choose some rides with immediate timeslots and some with later timeslots, keeping in mind the location of each ride and the crowd levels.
Keep in mind that it’s not a loss if you have to wait longer to ride your second or third pick.
You’re at Magic Kingdom! There are plenty of things to see and do while you wait. Plus, since you got there early (you did get there at rope drop, right?), the lines are not yet too long.
Book your second Genie immediately after tapping in for your first ride (sometimes, you have to tap in twice, so be aware of that).
If that time slot is a couple of hours away, now is either a good time to go on Haunted Mansion or It’s a Small World before those lines get too long.
If there is another ride you NEED to do, keep watching the app.
The most popular rides at Magic Kingdom will sell out, namely Jungle Cruise, Peter Pan’s Flight, Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain.
A Realistic Itinerary: Visiting Magic Kingdom with Genie Plus
Okay, with your Genie Plus reservations all figured out, let’s move on to creating a realistic itinerary for your day at Magic Kingdom.
I’m going to share how I usually plan my day with Genie Plus.
Now, remember, the price for Genie+ fluctuates based on the time of year and how busy the park is. So, you won’t know the exact price until you go to purchase it in the My Disney Experience app. Usually, I see Magic Kingdom prices for $27.
I usually start my day early, grabbing my first Genie Plus reservation before the park even opens. That means I am watching the clock for it to turn 7 AM.
Then, I plan my day around the return times of my Genie Plus reservations, making sure to leave some time in between for meals, breaks, and any spontaneous fun that might come our way.
Remember, this is your day at Disney. Be flexible and go with the flow. That’s the true magic of Disney!
Sample Day at Magic Kingdom with Only Genie Plus
Okay, let me give you a rundown of a day I spent at Magic Kingdom using only Genie Plus.
I woke up super early to purchase Genie Plus. Was Genie Plus worth it? Trust me, for me it was.
My first booking was for the 9AM Jungle Cruise using the Genie Plus.
Next, I headed to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – my favorite ride and one of the fastest roller coasters in Magic Kingdom!
I then made my way to Splash Mountain but found out it was closed. Yep, it’s being reimagined into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opening late 2024.
Disappointed but not disheartened, I decided to make the most of my Genie Plus and scored a Peter Pan’s Flight Lightning Lane for 11:20 AM.
From there, I did one of my favorite Genie Plus hacks – churning.
What is Genie Plus churning?
Churning is when you book a ride or attraction for an immediate time slot, and then book another as soon as you tap in.
For example, on a low to moderately busy day, it’s easy to churn Tomorrowland Speedway, The Magic Tea Cups, Magic Carpets of Aladdin, The Barnstormer, Dumbo and Under The Sea one right after the other.
In between the rides, I managed to sneak in a refreshing Dole Whip from Aloha Isle. So, that’s a sneak peek into my Magic Kingdom itinerary using Genie Plus.
Oftentimes, we are able to use Genie Plus to score around 6-7 rides before noon. Granted, these are not the most popular rides, but they are the ones we want to go on.
Sample Day at Magic Kingdom with Genie Plus and Individual Lightning Lanes
Now, let’s level up and talk about a day at Magic Kingdom with both Genie Plus and Individual Lightning Lanes.
This time, apart from booking Genie Plus, I also purchased an individual lightning lane for TRON. As someone who loves the fusion of technology and magic, it was, without a doubt, one of my highlights.
With Individual Lightning Lanes, you get to choose the hour of your return time! This helps plan your day a little easier.
I usually pick something for mid-afternoon. No real rhyme or reason, just that I want to get as much as I can in the mornings because it’s less crowded then.
And guess what? I managed to squeeze more into my day this time!
I also caught the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, a must-see in my opinion.
I even met Minnie at Town Square Theater! I finished my day by watching Mickey’s Philharmagic, a 4D concert movie that brought a heartwarming end to my day.
So, that’s what my booking Genie Plus and Individual Lightning Lanes experience looks like.
Genie Plus Experience During Special Events at Magic Kingdom
As a regular parkgoer and an annual pass holder, I’ve noticed that the Genie Plus experience at Magic Kingdom can greatly vary during special events, including before an evening party.
And guess what? The busier the park, the more useful Genie Plus becomes! With more people in the park, you’ll appreciate being able to cut down on waiting times for rides and attractions. So, even if it costs a bit more, it could still be a good investment before special events or busy seasons.
Genie Plus During Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Now, let’s talk about Genie Plus during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
These are two of the most popular special events at Magic Kingdom, and they come with their own set of rules when it comes to Genie Plus.
Despite the fact that Genie Plus is not available during the Halloween Party or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, you can still take advantage of it during the regular park hours before the party begins.
This means that you can enjoy the benefits of Genie Plus during the day, and then stay on for the special events in the evening.
It’s a pretty neat way to get the best of both worlds. But remember, you’ll need separate tickets for the parties, so plan accordingly!
Genie Plus During Early Entry or Extended Evening Theme Park Hours
Early entry or extended evening hours at Magic Kingdom are a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the park’s attractions without the usual crowds.
If you’re staying in a Disney World Resort Hotel or one of their preferred hotels, you already have the perk of early theme park entry. This means you can get in before the general public and experience less crowded standby lines.
During extended evening hours for guests of Disney Deluxe Resorts, wait times are usually lower during these hours, making it easier to fit in those must-see attractions.
Because of both of the above, Genie Plus is NOT AVAILABLE to use during either of these two situations. It is only available during normal park hours.
Addressing FAQs on Magic Kingdom’s Genie Plus
I know, it can be quite a task to wrap your head around the concept of Genie Plus at Disney World.
So, let me answer some of the frequently asked questions that I’ve come across. First things first – yes, Genie Plus does let you “skip the lines” to a great extent.
But remember, it’s not a golden ticket 🔑 to instant access to all rides. You need to prioritize which rides you want to experience first.
Secondly, purchasing Genie Plus is not compulsory.
But I’ll tell you this – it does make your day at Magic Kingdom more magical.
You get to experience more rides, meet more characters, and have more fun! So, is it worth the investment? In my opinion, absolutely! But then again, you need to decide what works best for your priorities at Magic Kingdom.
Do Genie Plus Reservations Run Out at Magic Kingdom?
As an avid Disney World visitor, I’ve had my fair share of experiences with the Genie Plus system at Magic Kingdom.
One common question I get is, “Do Genie Plus reservations run out at Magic Kingdom?” To put it simply, yes, Magic Kingdom often does run out of Genie Plus Availability.
The most popular rides such as Peter Pan’s Flight and the Jungle Cruise run out first. You will see the message ‘no Availability’ next to them in the app.
By mid-afternoon, it’s likely that Big Thunder Mountain and Space Mountain run out as well.
I’ve also seen Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion sell out of their Genie Plus reservations.
That’s why it is important to keep checking the My Disney Experience app. If you notice the return times are later in the day, it means they will shortly not have any more Genie Plus reservations to give out.
Is Genie Plus at Magic Kingdom Worth the Investment?
Alright, so now that we’ve discussed how Genie Plus reservations work, let’s talk money.
Is Genie Plus at Magic Kingdom worth the investment? From my experience, I’d say yes, especially if you’re planning to cover a lot of ground at Magic Kingdom in a single day.
Given Magic Kingdom’s sheer size and number of rides, Genie Plus can be a game-changer.
On a busier day, it can ensure you get plenty done without the stress of long waits. On slower days, you’ll have a good shot at experiencing nearly the entire park – something that’s very hard to do without Genie Plus.
However, I must say, if the crowds are low, you could still have an enjoyable time at Magic Kingdom without Genie Plus – you just won’t be able to do as much.
So, when it comes to Magic Kingdom’s Genie Plus, it’s really about maximizing your park experience. It’s a worthwhile investment if you want to make the most out of your Magic Kingdom visit!
What to Do If You Don’t Purchase Genie Plus at Magic Kingdom?
So, what if you decide not to purchase Genie Plus at Magic Kingdom? First off, don’t worry – there’s still plenty of magic to be had! While Genie Plus does offer some perks, it’s not the end-all, be-all of a great Disney experience.
If you opt out of Genie Plus, you can still have a fantastic time exploring the park at your own pace.
While you might have to wait in line a little longer for the headliner attractions, there are plenty of Disney World attractions that have shorter wait times.
Plus, you can always plan your visit during a slower time of year to avoid peak crowd levels. Remember, Magic Kingdom is all about creating magical memories, and those don’t necessarily come with a price tag!
Definitely make use of Disney World’s Single Rider Lines.
While there are only four throughout all 4 Disney parks, utilize them to save time instead of waiting in standby lines. Of course, you most likely will not ride with your party, so this may not be an option for you if you have little kids.
Which ride should I Genie Plus first at Magic Kingdom?
Deciding which ride to Genie Plus first at Magic Kingdom can be a bit daunting, especially when you’re dealing with the a la carte nature of the service.
From my numerous Disney World visits, I’ve learned that it’s a great idea to use Genie Plus on those super-popular rides that typically have longer wait times.
For instance, Space Mountain and the Jungle Cruise are often my top contenders.
These rides are notorious for their long lines and limited availability. By using Genie Plus right off the bat, you can secure a great start to your magical day and avoid the disappointment of missing out on these beloved attractions!
Now, if you have little ones, you may opt for Peter Pan’s Flight and the Jungle Cruise as your top prospects.
Anticipating the Future of Genie Plus at Magic Kingdom
As a frequent visitor to Walt Disney World theme parks, I’m always interested in keeping up with the latest additions and changes. And Genie Plus is no exception! It’s essential to consider the future of this service, especially if you’re planning a trip to Magic Kingdom in the coming years.
Disney has hinted there are Genie Plus changes coming our way soon. Something that will enable you to reserve ahead of time, maybe along the lines of Fastpass+, I’m not sure. So far, they haven’t said anything, just that there will be something coming.
In addition, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is slated to open in late 2024.
My hope is that it’s complete before the holiday happenings start. My guess is they will employ the virtual queue for Tiana.
Will they continue to have the virtual queue for Tron? My take is yes. I think both rides will have virtual queues and Individual Lightning Lanes.
So where does that leave Seven Dwarfs? I bet it will be added to Genie Plus. Just my thoughts on the process. No, Disney did not ask me.
Remember, Genie Plus prices fluctuate depending on the time of year, just like the cost of Disney World tickets themselves.
The busier the time of year, the more expensive it tends to be. So, my planning guide advice? Keep an eye on Disney World crowd calendars and book your vacation avoiding those peak prices!
Upcoming Additions to Genie Plus in Walt Disney World in 2024 and Beyond
Disney is known for its innovative approach to enhancing guest experiences, and Genie Plus is no different. With the promise of new additions and enhancements in 2024 and beyond, it’s an exciting time to visit Disney World!
While we don’t know exactly what the future holds, I expect Disney will continue to focus on reducing those pesky standby waits at Magic Kingdom and other Disney World parks.
Remember, as it stands now, Genie Plus aims to streamline your park experience by helping you secure access to popular attractions at Magic Kingdom and beyond. So, stay tuned for updates and make the most of this service for a truly magical Disney experience!
Wrapping Up: Making the Most of Genie Plus Magic Kingdom
So, you’re planning a trip to Magic Kingdom in 2023 or 2024 and considering whether to add Genie Plus to your experience.
From my countless trips to this magical place, I can tell you, it can be a game-changer!
But you need to understand how to use it effectively. You see, Genie Plus, with prices ranging from $15 to $35 per day, can be a bit of a splurge. But don’t let that scare you! The joy of skipping queues and making the most of your time at the park can be absolutely worth it!
But here’s the deal, it’s not all about just purchasing Genie Plus, you need to strategize!
For instance, take advantage of individual lightning lane access for those high-demand rides like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train or Tron. You’re gonna love riding Tron, I promise!
And don’t forget about park hopping. With Genie Plus, you can effortlessly hop over to any of Walt Disney World’s other parks and keep the fun going.
With 22 attractions included in Genie Plus at Magic Kingdom, there’s so much to explore and enjoy. So, are you ready to unleash the magic of Genie Plus on your next Magic Kingdom adventure?