Disney Fastpass is officially dead!
Coming fall 2021 to Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Genie is a FREE digital service designed to create your Disney itinerary.
According to Disney, "We’ve been listening to your feedback – you want planning to be easier, you want more flexibility and you want better tools to help you make the most of your visit – and that’s exactly what Disney Genie is here to do. We’ve made significant investments in this cool new technology, which guides you through our theme parks with tips that can help you reduce time in lines, discover magic around every corner and take the guesswork out of “what’s next.”
Disney Genie will be built right in to the My Disney Experience apps. So you wont need to have a separate app on your phone.
Disney Genie is designed to maximize park time by creating a personalized itinerary for you. This feature will map out an entire day based on your preferences. This includes specific attractions, food experiences, entertainment, characters, etc.
You share general interests, such as princesses, villains, Pixar, Star Wars, thrill rides, etc, and Disney Genie will do the planning for you.
According to Disney, additional features include:
Get Itinerary Updates from Morning to Night: Disney Genie will continue to update your itinerary throughout your day, so you can be more spontaneous and go with the flow.
Find Your Favorites at a Glance: Create your very own personal tip board to instantly see your favorites. It will display current AND forecasted future wait times, helping you predict when you might experience quicker entry to attractions.
Enjoy More Flexibility and Fun: Disney Genie brings existing planning features together in one place. Join a virtual queue at certain attractions, make dining and experience reservations, mobile order food at many locations, get help from a virtual assistant and more.
All of the features listed above are FREE, and available to all Disney World guests. There is no extra charge for the basic form of Disney Genie.
There is, however, a paid upgrade called Disney Genie+
Disney is offering a paid upgrade that offers more convenience and flexibility called Disney Genie+
Lightning Lane selections will be made on the same day of your visit and can be used across multiple theme parks, great for those who love the Park Hopper option. Attractions continue to offer a traditional standby queue, or a virtual queue at certain attractions likeStar Wars: Rise of the Resistance – to maximize flexibility.
While I think the free FastPass system was something we all hoped would come back, it wasn't always a perfect system.
Many argued that the Fastpass system at Disney World actually caused lines to be longer.
If this new system works, and Disney Genie can help guests navigate the parks and hit favorite rides with lower wait times, it could be an amazing step forward for Disney.
And the paid upgrade is something that is comparable to the previous MaxPass system at Disneyland (which I personally liked).
The big question will be how well the free version of Genie works for guests since they wont have the option to skip lines.
As soon as official dates for Disney Genie are announced, and we get a chance to use it ourselves, this page will be updated with our thoughts and tips on this new system.
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