Disneyland Resort has finally confirmed the launch of Disney Genie+ upcharge experiences will begin December 8, 2021. For Disneylanders who might not know the ins and outs of this service which launched in October at Walt Disney World, here’s a full rundown of what you need to know for the west coast version:

Rundown of Disney Genie

Disney Genie is a new portal in the Disneyland app. It offers both complimentary (Disney Genie) and upcharge experiences (Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lane).

Disney Genie

  • PRICE: Complimentary
  • WHAT: A personalized itinerary creator inspired by the things you input (foodie experiences, must-do attractions, Super Heroes or princesses) as preferences. Find a personalized tip board with forecasted future attraction wait times and more.
  • HOW: Simply access the Disney Genie portal in the Disneyland App.

Disney Genie+

  • PRICE: $20 per day, per ticket at Disneyland Resort ($15 at Walt Disney World Resort). May be purchased before your visit starting December 8, 2021.
  • WHAT: Experience multiple attractions with minimal wait through Lightning Lanes. Selections can only be made after you’ve entered the park.
  • HOW: Make selections, one at a time, throughout the day for minimal waits with Lightning Lane entrance. You can book another after you’ve used your current one OR after more than 2 hours from the time your current selection was made.
  • EXTRAS: Genie+ also includes Unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital photo downloads from your day, as well as fun new audio experiences that let you discover the parks in cool new ways

Lightning Lane

  • PRICE: Varies by date, attractions, and park. At launch, price ranges for individual Lightning Lane purchases could be $7 to $20 per ticket.
  • WHAT: Former FastPass queues are now “Lightning Lanes” and you will use them just like before with your Lightning Lane reservation. You can purchase and select the next available window (unlike Walt Disney World which lets you select any available time during the day). Selections can only be made after you’ve entered the park.
  • HOW: Choose a return time for up to 2 (max) attractions / experiences with minimal wait using the Lightning Lane entrance
  • IMPORTANT: You don’t need Genie+ to opt for Lightning Lane selections however you CAN book a separate Lightning Lane arrival window even if you are currently holding an unused Genie+ selection


Participating Attractions

Individual Lightning Lane Selections

Disneyland Park

  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Disney California Adventure Park

  • Radiator Springs Racers
  • WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure

Included with Genie+

Disneyland Park

  • Autopia
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Indiana Jones Adventure
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

Disney California Adventure Park

  • Goofy’s Sky School
  • Grizzly River Run
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
  • Incredicoaster
  • Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Toy Story Midway Mania

See it for Yourself

Genie+ launches at Disneyland on December 8, 2021. Genie+ previously launched at Walt Disney World on October 19, 2021.

MORE INFO: Disneyland.com/Genie