Disney Genie and Disney Genie+, the company’s app-based trip-planning services, are set to launch at Disneyland Resort from December 8, after rolling out at Walt Disney World Resort earlier this year.
Built into the Disneyland app, Disney Genie merges planning features such as wait times, mobile ordering and park hours with guests’ interests, creating a personalised itinerary.
The service includes a personal tip board, as well as forecasted wait times for attractions at Disneyland Resort. It also works around guests’ existing plans, such as dining reservations.
Disney Genie updates itineraries continually, seamlessly mapping out a whole day. It takes into account personal preferences, and users can check wait times for rides, purchase merchandise, order food and join virtual queues.
Disney Genie+, a paid version of the app, will replace FastPass, FastPass+ and MaxPass. This costs $15 per ticket per day at Walt Disney World and $20 per ticket per day at Disneyland.
Genie creates personalised itinerary
Genie+ allows guests to use the new Lightning Lane at select attractions at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Disney Genie+ also includes unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads.
Disneyland will use an individual Lightning Lane system for the following rides: Radiator Springs Racers and Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure at Disney California Adventure, and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disneyland.
Meanwhile, Disneyland After Dark events are returning to the resort next year, including Star Wars Nite, Villains Nite and Sweethearts’ Nite. Sweethearts’ Nite is returning in February 2022, while Villains Nite is coming back in March 2022.
Star Wars Nite is returning in May 2022, with offerings including a Star Wars–themed fireworks show, characters from a galaxy far, far away, and Star Wars-themed F&B.
Disneyland recently announced that an ‘ambitious reimagining’ of Mickey’s Toontown will open in early 2023 alongside the new Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway ride.