Disney Genie Plus changed the theme park industry. It replaced the once-free Fast Pass+ system Walt Disney World Resort, and Disneyland Resort used to help guests bypass lines at busy attractions.
Disney Genie Plus
Guests who opt for the paid version of the app can reserve access to some of their favorite attractions, shows, and entertainment in advance. At Walt Disney World Resort, the price of Disney Genie+ varies depending on the day and which one of the four theme parks you are planning to use it at.
Paying for the app at Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, or Disney’s Hollywood Studios allows you to jump the line at many of the most popular attractions.
These passes are called Lightning Lanes, and you are limited to using the Lightning Lane once per day per attraction.
But Disneyland Resort guests are in for some new surprises.
The Disneyland Resort has two unique theme parks, the original Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Each Disney park features different lands, attractions, shows, rides, and dining for guests to explore.
Disneyland Park is known for its iconic attractions like Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Haunted Mansion, among many others. For those who haven’t been, it’s a sister park to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.
Across from Disneyland (within walking distance) is Disney California Adventure Park. Here, theme park guests can enjoy unique places such as Pixar Pier or the Avengers Campus and experience rides like Soarin’ and Radiator Springs Racers.
Disney Genie Plus Changes
Recently, Disney announced that two popular attractions (one at Disneyland and one at California Adventure Park) will be added to the Disney Genie Plus roster of rides.
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In Disneyland Park, one of the newest attractions, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, is being added. Meanwhile, The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure will be added to Genie Plus at Disney’s California Adventure.
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway takes guests into the whimsical world of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. They embark on a wild journey that includes Goofy, Daisy, and the gang as they go on an adventure filled with surprises and laughter.
The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure is an immersive dark ride inspired by the Disney film The Little Mermaid. It takes guests on a journey beneath the waves to explore Ariel’s world as it retells her story.
NEW: Two attractions at Disneyland Resort will soon be added to Genie+:
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disneyland Park will be added to Genie+ “soon.”
The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure at DCA will be added to Genie+ next month. pic.twitter.com/jba7uyUMoG
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) October 4, 2023
For those more familiar with Walt Disney World Resort, these two rides are almost identical clones of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid at Magic Kingdom.
Although guests can already grab a Lightning Lane pass in Florida for both of these attractions, they were not on Disneyland Park’s and Disney California Adventure Park’s original options. But soon…they will be.