50th Anniversary Banner for Walt Disney World
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Earlier this year, Disney announced the release of a new technology called “Disney Genie” which will optimize trip planning for guests.  Disney has finally announced the release date for Walt Disney World Resort, as well as the full list of attractions that will be included in Disney Genie+ services.

In addition to the complimentary features that will be available starting Tuesday, October 19, 2021, Lightning Lane selections will begin for additional purchase. Attractions that are bookable through the regular Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Selections will be available to add on for $15 per ticket per day and can be selected one at a time starting at 7:00am (for resort guests) on the date of the park visit. Those attractions are as follows in each of the four parks:

Guests on Disney Dumbo Attraction
Dumbo the Flying Elephant; ©Disney
Disney Genie+ Access

Magic Kingdom Park

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Haunted Mansion
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Splash Mountain
  • The Barnstormer
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid

 

Girl looking at Spaceship Earth Attraction
Spaceship Earth; ©Disney
Disney Genie+ Access

Epcot:

  • Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Journey into Imagination with Figment
  • Living with the Land
  • Mission: SPACE – Green
  • Mission: SPACE – Orange
  • Soarin’
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

 

 

Family Outside of Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway
Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway; ©Disney
Individual Lightning Lane Access

Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Beauty & The Beast Live on Stage
  • Disney Jr. Dance Party
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular - Returning December 19, 2021
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Star Tours
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Toy Story Mania!
Guests on Kilimanjaro Safaris
Kilimanjaro Safaris; ©Disney
Disney Genie+ Access

Disney’s Animal Kingdom:

  • Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King
  • DINOSAUR
  • Feathered Friends in Flight!
  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug!
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Naʻvi River Journey
  • The Animation Experience

 

 

 

Guests riding Expedition Everest Attraction
Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain; ©Disney
Individual Lightning Lane Access

Individual Lightning Lane Attractions not on those lists can be purchased a la carte at a maximum of two per day. Prices have not yet been released. Attractions that qualify for Individual Lightning Lane Access are:

Magic Kingdom:

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain

Epcot:

  • Frozen Ever After
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

  • Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Disney’s Animal Kingdom:

  • Avatar Flight of Passage
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain

 

While the Disney Genie travel planning feature is complimentary, the Lightning Lane access and other key components are part of the paid upgrade. If you are booking a vacation package, you can add the Disney Genie+ feature onto your ticket package up to one day prior to your travels. If you prefer, you can also choose to wait and do it as an in-app feature purchase for each day, separately, on the day of park visitation. No matter whether you're staying on property or not, park guests can only select their Individual Lightning Lane attractions on the day of the park visit.  All Lightning Lane attractions time slots are subject to availability. Each attraction can only be selected once per day. Cost of Individual Lightning Lane Access entry varies by date, attraction and park. Guests can still opt to wait in stand-by or virtual cues (where available).

Stay tuned to find out how to add these purchasable features to your reservations and how much the individual options will cost.

Article updated 10/11/21

Emily Gnacik is the Editor of AAA Every Day Magazine.