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Disney Genie+ Service & Lightning Lane

Disney’s Genie Service is the newest tool you can use on your next Disney vacation. It is part planning tool and part virtual assistant. What sets this service apart from the previous My Disney Experience app is that it also allows guests the option to purchase their way to the front of the line with the Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane.

Disney Genie+ System Breakdown

Understanding Disney Genie+ Service

Disney Genie

Disney Genie’s digital service has features that will help you plan your trip with personalized itineraries, keep track of your vacation with the reservations you’ve made, and even allow you to order food.

Disney Genie+ & Lightning Lane

For $15 per day at Disney World or $20 per day at Disneyland Resort, guests can add the Disney Genie+ Service which will give them access to the Lightning Lane queue system and unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital downloads.

With Lightning Lane, guests can choose one ride at a time in advance. Once guests have ridden the ride, they can add another.

Disney World Park Entrance

Disney World Lightning Lane Rides & Attractions for Each Park

These do change from time to time, and we try to keep it updated as best as possible.

Tron Lightcycle

Magic Kingdom

Individual Lightning Lane Entrances

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Tron Lightcycle/ Run

Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Entrances

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Meet Cinderella and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Meet Mickey at Town Square Theater
  • Meet Princess Tiana and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • The Barnstormer
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
Guardians of the Galaxy Ride


Individual Lightning Lane Entrances

  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Entrances

  • Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Frozen Ever After
  • Journey into Imagination with Figment
  • Living with the Land
  • Mission: SPACE – Green & Orange
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Turtle Talk with Crush
Rise of the Resistance

Disney Hollywood Studios

Individual Lightning Lane Entrances

  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Entrances

  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage
  • Disney Junior Play & Dance!
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
  • Meet Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight
  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™
  • Toy Story Mania!
Disney Flight of Passage

Animal Kingdom

Individual Lightning Lane Entrances

  • Avatar Flight of Passage

Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Entrances

  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
  • Feathered Friends in Flight!
  • Finding Nemo: The Big Blue & Beyond
  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug!
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost
  • Naʻvi River Journey
  • The Animation Experience at Conservation Station

If there is a silver lining to this new system, it might be that you don’t have to plan your vacation 30-90 days in advance.

You will actually be able to book your Lighting Lane reservations on the day of your visit.

Disney World guests can make Disney Genie+ selections starting at 7 a.m. the day of their visit.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Disneyland Lightning Lane Rides & Attractions for Each Park

Individual Lightning Lane Entrances

  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Entrances

  • Autopia
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Indiana Jones Adventure
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
  • Space Mountain
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
Radiator Springs in Cars Land

California Adventure Lightning Lane Rides & Attractions for Each Park

Disney California Adventure Park

  • Radiator Springs Racers

Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Entrances

  • Goofy’s Sky School
  • Grizzly River Run
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
  • Incredicoaster
  • Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!
  • Soarin’ Over California
  • Toy Story Midway Mania!
  • WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure

Disneyland guests can make their selections once they enter a park.

There is also a Lightning Lane a la carte option that allows you to purchase up to 2 Lightning Lane once you are in the park. Fees vary based on date & attraction.

Is the Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane worth it?

If you have ever been to Disney during the most crowded times of the year (which is nearly all the time), you are going to find that you will need Lightning Lane to be able to ride the most popular rides.

Don’t be confused and think that Lightning Lane will keep you from having lines. That isn’t the case at all!

Lighting Lane pretty much means that you will have LESS of a line than you would without it. It is like waiting 30 min- 1 hour instead of 3-4 hours for the more popular rides.

So overall, yes, while I hate to say it, you probably should go ahead and pony up for the Lighting Lane option.

What are your thoughts about having to pay for the new Lightning Lane feature? Is this something you are willing to pay for?

Disney World Planning Information

There is so much to think about when it comes to planning your Disney vacation. We encourage you to check out our entire site, but if you are just getting started with planning, we have some posts you should begin with.

Looking for the best time to visit Disney World? We have Disney World crowd calendars that will tell you what’s going on each month of the year, dates to avoid, typical weather conditions, and other useful information.

Considering a Disney World Resort? There are so many perks to staying on Disney property. We have a full list of all the Disney Resorts as well as many Disney Resort reviews for you to get a firsthand perspective.

If you are a foodie, you will be glad to know that there are great restaurants at Disney World, this includes buffets, character meals and even some places the adults will love.

Want to get the best deal on your trip? We can show you not only how to travel to Disney on a budget, but we can also give you ideas on how to save on Disney tickets and where to book your vacation so that you get the best price.

We even have Disney packing lists, essential park day items and other things to consider bringing with you to the park that you might not think about.

Lastly, if you are traveling to Disney World for the first time and unsure how Genie+ and Lightning Lane work, where to find Hidden Mickeys or if you should add a Disney Dining Plan, we have tons of information to share..

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