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Wait- WHAT? These Experiences Run Out of Genie+?

You work hard to understand Genie+. As you prepare for your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation, you dove into this new paid feature in My Disney ExperienceGenie+ is a great way to bypass the standby lines throughout your trip. By purchasing Genie+, you can book return times to use the Lightning Lanes.

Part of your planning has been determining what rides to focus on when prioritizing your Genie+ bookings. Although most are easy to figure out, some incredible experiences you might not think about also book up lately.

You might be surprised that these possibly less thrilling attractions have Genie+ reservations booked throughout the afternoon. Look at this so you can plan before arriving in the Parks.

Related: You Will Want to Prioritize These Genie+ Bookings

Enchanted Tales With Belle

Enchanted Tales with Belle- Magic Kingdom

Finally reopening in early 2023, Enchanted Tales with Belle in Fantasyland is one of the experiences that we constantly see Genie+ book up throughout the day at Magic Kingdom.

In this show, Guests help Luminarie retell the story of Belle and her Beast. Little ones, and even a few older Guests, become part of the story as they help act out the details of the beloved tale. It is a highly unique way for Guests to interact with Belle.

Since reopening in Magic Kingdom, this experience has been top-rated. As early as mid-afternoon, Genie+ offers are no longer available. This might surprise you as it isn’t a ride and might not appeal to all Guests in Magic Kingdom during the day.

If you feel your group will be interested in this experience, consider using Genie+ earlier in the day.

Kali River Rapids
Credit: WDW Magazine

Kali River Rapids- Disney’s Animal Kingdom

If you aren’t a fan of getting super wet while in a Disney Park, you might be surprised that Kali River Rapids in Disney’s Animal Kingdom often sees Genie+ run out before supper. This water raft ride is one that many don’t care for. Knowing you can get soaked, you might think most Guests skip out on this ride.

When looking at Kali River Rapids, it seems like many Guests want to experience some cooling using Kali River Rapids during those hot Florida days. If you, too want to use Kali River Rapids to cool off, make sure you make a Genie+ for Kali River Rapids before supper to ensure you can snag one.

Animation Experience at Conservation Station- Disney’s Animal Kingdom

While most focus on Expedition Everest and Na’vi River Journey for their Genie+ selections (as you should if they are a priority), it is surprising that the unique Animation Experience also books up quickly in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Animation Experience at Conservation Station is found by taking the train back to Rafiki’s Planet Watch. This is a unique experience as Guests participate in an animation class. Here they are taught by a Disney animator to draw one of their favorite Disney characters.

Because this class happens at a specific time and has limited seats, Genie+ reservations go quickly for this unique experience. Running between 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., we have seen this experience be gone from Genie+ by early afternoon. Make this a priority if it is essential to your day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

It's Tough to be a Bug!
Credit: Inside The Magic

It’s Tough to Be a Bug- Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Another experience at Disney’s Animal Kingdom that might be surprising to be on this list is It’s Tough to be a Bug. Located right with the Tree of Life on Discovery Island, It’s Tough to be a Bug is a 4D experience.

Guests are shrunk to the size of a bug, and they are greeted by Flick, who wants to teach thema bout what it is like to be a bug. Unfortunately, Hopper crashes the party and takes over in a not-so-happy way.

This experience is extremely intense, which surprises us that so many use Genie+ to experience it during their day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It also typically doesn’t have long waits. Most Guests will just have to wait around the 10 minutes it takes for the next show to start.

You probably aren’t expecting to see It’s Tough to be a Bug on this list of experiences that run out of Genie+ during the day, but we often see this happen right around supper time. Consider booking your Genie+ before this, or wait in the standby line.

Turtle Talk With Crush

Turtle Talk with Crush- EPCOT

The Seas Pavilion is home to the adorable, interactive show Turtle Talk with Crush. This show allows Guests to chat with Crush from Finding Nemo to learn more about being a sea turtle. Little ones are encouraged to sit up front to interact with Crush throughout the show.

Even though this experience has a lot of seating areas, because of how adorable it is, waits do happen, especially in the middle of the day. As families want to get out of the heat, the Seas Pavilion becomes a popular area to hang out.

As the day continues, the Genie+ time slots for this experience start to run out. The show is twenty minutes long and will often wrap up before EPCOT officially closes. These make getting a Genie+ later in the day a difficult task. Consider booking for the middle of the day as a way for your family to escape the sun and ensure the ability to see this incredible experience.

When planning your trip to Walt Disney World, understanding Genie+ is a huge part of the planning process. Although you have probably focused on the big E-ticket rides that go fast, these experiences have also run out throughout the day. Keep that in mind as you plan your days in the Parks.

Related: Genie+ What I Wish I Knew Before My Trip



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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