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You Will Want to Prioritize These Genie+ Bookings

Genie+ is a feature in Disney’s official planning app: My Disney Experience. With this feature, Guests can bypass long standby lines for rides, shows, and meet and greets throughout the four Disney Parks.

Guests can add Genie+ to their vacation starting at midnight. The cost of Genie+ ranges from $15 to $29 per person per day. Once purchased, Guests can begin booking their experiences at 7 am. Guests are given an hour of return time which will provide them with access to the Lightning Lanes.

Genie+ is a great way to avoid long lines for popular rides throughout Walt Disney World. If you choose to add Genie+ to your vacation, you should prioritize what experiences you select. Not all Genie+ reservations are created equal. We want you to get the most out of your purchase. To help with this, we share the top experiences you should prioritize when using Genie+ in the four Disney Parks during your trip.

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Magic Kingdom: Right at 7 am

In general, purchasing Genie+ for Magic Kingdom is a good investment. There are so many experiences that are included with Genie+ at Magic Kingdom. Because of this, we feel like Guests have a lot of opportunities to use Genie+ throughout their day in the Park.

When Genie+ becomes available at 7 am, we have two rides that we recommend booking first. For those with Peter Pan’s Flight as a priority, we suggest booking it right at 7 am. This iconic ride that takes Guests high above Neverland remains extremely popular. Wait times grow quickly throughout the day, and it remains high. To avoid this long wait, we recommend using Genie+ here.

For those who are quick to hang out with Peter Pan and friends, we recommend booking Jungle Cruise as their first selection at 7 am. Recently, this trip through the rivers of the world has become extremely popular. Because of the longer loading time, the wait climbs quickly in the morning. To avoid a long, hot wait, use Genie+ at 7 am to book this river cruise.

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Magic Kingdom: Next Priority

After you have booked your 7 am reservation, what should be your next selection? As we mentioned before, there are a lot of choices throughout Magic Kingdom. For those traveling with thrill seekers, consider booking Big Thunder Mountain Railroad or Space Mountain.

Pirate of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, and Dumbo are other great choices for your second Genie+ selection in Magic Kingdom. All of these see longer wait times in the middle of the day.

Magic Kingdom has a lot of options to choose from when it comes to Genie+. This makes having Genie+ a great option when visiting the Park.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 7 am

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, there are a handful of top E-Ticket attractions that Guests can use Genie+ on. This can make using Genie+ on all of them complex in one day.

Slinky Dog Dash in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the number one ride we have seen Genie+ fill up quickly. If you want to ride this coaster, we highly recommend making it your first pick. The other ride in Disney’s Hollywood Studios that also has been getting snatched up quickly is Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Next Priority

This is where your preference comes into play. With Rock n’ Rollercoaster closed for a few months, you will want to prioritize Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. With an E-ticket closed for refurbishment, we know that wait times for the other Sunset Boulevard ride to increase.

Another good option for your following Genie+ selection in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. This is an excellent choice for the whole family, as everyone can experience it together.

It is extremely helpful to have Genie+ when visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Even though there aren’t as many experiences available as at Magic Kingdom, we see wait times get extremely high throughout the day. This makes having Genie+ a great value.

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 7 am

Disney’s Animal Kingdom doesn’t have as many options for Genie+. Because of this, we don’t always recommend investing in Genie+ at this Park. If you do choose to purchase Genie+, Na’vi River Journey and Kilimanjaro Safari are the two rides we see getting snatched up quickly with Genie+.  If they are your priority, we recommend looking at them as your first selection for Genie+ on your Disney’s Animal Kingdom day.

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Next Priority

Dinosaur and Expedition Everest are the following rides we recommend using Genie+ for during your visit. These two rides see longer waits in the middle of the day. You could also use Genie+ for the Festival of the Lion King. This fantastic show sees large crowds making Genie+ a great use.

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EPCOT: 7 am

In EPCOT, the main rides you will want to book at 7 am are Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Frozen Ever After, or Test Track. All three of these rides see long wait times throughout the day. Prioritize what is a must-do for your family and select that as your first choice.

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EPCOT: Next Priority

After choosing your first Genie+, your following choices should be those rides you didn’t pick at 7 am. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Frozen Ever After, or Test Track should be your next picks if you haven’t experienced them yet but want to.

EPCOT has limited experience with Genie+, which impacts availability throughout the day. Following these three top attractions, the rest of the rides in EPCOT don’t always need Genie+. Keep that in mind when choosing how to spend money for your trip.

We recommend these experiences as your top priorities for your Genie+ selection in all four Disney Parks. We hope that by providing these suggestions, you can get the most out of your Genie+ choice when visiting Walt Disney World.


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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