Disney’s Divisive Genie+ Service Has Officially Sold Out For the First Time

From its earliest beginnings to now, Disney’s Genie+ and Lightning Lane Services (or ‘Genie Plus’) have been incredibly divisive. Disney fans and frequent Guests either love or hate it, and many still find themselves confused by how it all works.

However you may feel about it, it can’t be denied that Genie+ is a must-have nowadays to get the most out of your Disney experience.

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As Disney Parks in Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort become more crowded than ever, the attraction lines become longer and longer. Although FastPass+ is a thing of the past, Disney’s Genie+ works to create shorter lines and a smoother day at Disney for a fee.

Not only is this service paid, but the prices always seem to be increasing. When this paid service first dropped in 2021, Walt Disney World’s version cost $15 per person, while Disneyland’s cost $20 per person.

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Now, Disney Genie+ operates on variable pricing, making the price different depending on the day. Sometimes, costs can creep up to nearly $30 per person. As the service moved from a fixed rate to variable pricing depending on the date, Genie+ went from a service Guests could purchase in advance to a service Guests can only buy the day of their visit.

Understandably, Guests are not thrilled about the double whammy of the price increase and less time to plan their day at a Disney Park.

However, despite the service’s limited availability, it had yet to sell out…until yesterday.

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On December 27, 2022, Genie+ finally sold out at Disneyland Resort, marking the first time for the service to sell out at either Disney Resort. This is even more incredible because Disneyland Resort is typically less crowded than Walt Disney World due to the sheer difference in size.

Considering Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT, it wouldn’t be hard to imagine Genie+ selling out on the East coast first.


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Now that it’s finally happened, there’s a good chance we’ll see it happen again. If you’re visiting Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort soon, you may want to stay up late or wake up extra early if you’re planning on purchasing Genie+ services!

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.