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Stop! Book These Genie+ Selections First at Disney

Genie+ is a great new feature that is found on My Disney Experience. Guests can choose to add it to their ticket each morning at midnight. By adding it to their day, they can bypass the standby lines throughout the day.

One of the tricky parts of Genie+ is that you can only book one Genie+ selection at a time. Each Park has a handful of attractions that participate, but not all of the attractions are created equal in Genie+.

There are around 47 attractions in the four Theme Parks, and knowing which ones you should book first can make a huge difference in avoiding long lines. We will help you prepare for your selections by providing you with the top Genie+ selections for each Disney Park. This will hopefully help you prioritize what to do when the 7:00 am time hits.

Flight Of Peter Pan

Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom is the Disney Park that offers the most attractions for Genie+. Because of this, it is essential to know which ones should be your top priority so you can get the most out of your day.

Top Priority:

Two rides at Magic Kingdom fall into our top priority suggestions. These two rides are Peter Pan’s Flight and Jungle Cruise. Both of these rides see long wait times throughout the day and quickly run out of Genie+ selections.

If you are going to ride either of these rides during your Magic Kingdom day, you will want to book your Genie+ for them early in the morning.

Second Tier Options

Because there are so many rides at Magic Kingdom, a handful falls into our second-tier area. These are the ones that should be your subsequent bookings after wrapping up the top-priority rides for the day.

Start the three mountains at Magic Kingdom: Big Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain, and Splash Mountain. They are always popular and see steady lines throughout the day. It is lovely to skip those hot and stuffy queues over in Frontierland if you can.

Haunted Manion, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Fantasyland rides such as it’s a small world or The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh are good second-tier bookings. Lines can get long for these rides in the middle of the day, making Genie+ a great way to enjoy them without long waits.

With all the attractions to choose from at Magic Kingdom, it can be hard to know which rides to focus on when it comes to Genie+. We hope this helps narrow it down for you.

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure
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EPCOT is easier to navigate when it comes to attractions. If you use early entry or extended evening hours, you might not need Genie+ at this Park. If you purchase it, we have a few suggestions on where to focus your selections during the day.

Top Priority:

There are three main rides that we would suggest for your first Genie+ selection at EPCOT. Frozen Ever After, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, or Test Track. As all three of these rides are in very different areas of EPCOT, you need to consider where you will be entering the Park and your rope drop strategy.

If you are entering through the International Gateway, you can often head to Remy’s and rope drop, making either Frozen Ever After or Test Track for your first Genie+ selection. On the other hand, if you are entering the front of the Park, heading to Test Track to rope drop is a good option leaving Frozen Ever After or Remy’s for your first Genie+ selection.

Think about which ride is a top priority for your travel group to determine which Genie+ selection to make.

Soarin in Epcot
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Second Tier Options

As we mentioned earlier, EPCOT is a Park that doesn’t always need Genie+. There aren’t a lot of attractions that require Genie+ beyond those three. If you purchase it for your EPCOT day, second-tier interests will focus on Soarin’, Mission Space, and Spaceship Earth.

Again, focus on what rides are essential to your group and use that to guide your picks here for Genie+.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Genie+ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is similar to EPCOT because there aren’t many attraction options. Figure out what is essential to the group and use that to guide the day.

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Top Priority:

The two rides that see the long waits at Disney’s Animal Kingdom are Kilimanjaro Safaris and Na’vi River Journey. Choosing either of these for your first attraction is an excellent option. If you can get to the Park for early entry, head to Na’vi River Journey during that time and then use your Genie+ selection for Kilimanjaro Safari.

Asia Animal Kingdom

Second Tier Options

For your second-tier options at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you will look at either Dinosaur or Expedition Everest. Both have height requirements, so that might impact your selection choices. Both don’t typically run out until later in the afternoon. Because of this, make sure you get both Na’vi River Journey and Kilimanjaro Safari before choosing either.

Slinky Dog Dash
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Disney’s Hollywood Studios

We feel this Disney Park is the hardest to navigate using Genie+. There are many fantastic rides, and they all seem to see long wait times. Because of this, you have to determine your top must-do attractions and use that to guide your day and your selections.

Top Priority:

The first pick is an easy decision: Slinky Dog Dash. This roller coaster continues to see Genie+ selections disappear quickly in the morning. If this is a ride you want to experience, it needs to be your selection at 7:00 am.

Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run
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Second Tier Options

Once you have ridden Slinky Dog Dash, your following Genie+ selections will be based on your preferences. If you are a thrill seeker, look at Rock n’ Roller Coaster, Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run, and Tower of Terror.

Toy Story Mania and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway are good options for those traveling with little ones.

It is all about what you prefer to experience during your day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

We think Genie+ is an excellent option for those traveling to Walt Disney World who prefer not to use standby lines for all the rides. Even with Genie+, it is vital to know where your priorities should be when it comes to choosing rides.

We hope this breakdown will help you as you head to the magic for a beautiful vacation.

Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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