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Disney Genie and Genie+ at Walt Disney World

Disstevefan1

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It can be very good if you manipulate it the right way

But you are phone glued
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Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
When it comes to Disney fandom - I am a big Disney Parks fan, but that's really it.

I do enjoy the classic animation (Cinderella, Pinocchio etc., plus newer like Tangled, Encanto), but I'm not really super into the shows, movies, I will watch some, but only once available to stream ( I do like to discuss them though because I just like to discuss things). We only buy merchandise while on vacation and even then, not a ton. Only things related to the parks.

We do have Disney + but I rarely watch it at all and my husband watches the Marvel and Star Wars stuff.

But I love the parks. And hopefully they will always stay in our 3 to 4 year rotation.
…yeah I think I might have picked up on that 😎
 

dreday3

Well-Known Member
…yeah I think I might have picked up on that 😎

I was just putting it our there for the Universe to hear me. Help me out a bit. Even we are starting to be priced out a bit. 😄
At least we are getting to the point where when we look at what we spent (Disney is always the most expensive trip we take, even over cruises or an all-inclusive in the Caribbean), we decided if we are spending that much, let's experience something completely new to us. Thus, Lima.
 
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disneyC97

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My sister and her family go every two years with our mom. I joined in 2019 and 2021. The 2021 trip was a nightmare, between the crowds, lack of shows, no FastPass or other option yet, and worse heat than we're used to there, even for summer. Next trip is this July. I cut down on the number of days I'm going and hopeful the crowds stay low and Genie+ and LL help the experience. Thankfully, my sister is on top of the organizing of that part!
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
I was just putting it our there for the Universe to hear me. Help me out a bit. Even we are starting to be priced out a bit. 😄
At least we are getting to the point where when we look at what we spent (Disney is always the most expensive trip we take, even over cruises or an all-inclusive in the Caribbean), we decided if we are spending that much, let's experience something completely new to us. Thus, Lima.
No…I totally get it. We all let out fandom show in different ways.

You love the trip and make it clear. Some absence does make the heart grow fonder.

I’m there too much…so I gripe more than average.
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
As I was living on LI at the time, although nowhere near ground zero, it will always be too soon for me.
I did clean up in zone 4 (northwest quadrant) after my illustrious Disney tenure ended…years later.

Tell me about it.

I did pick 9/13 because there was a concerted push…with a vacated park you only ever saw in those days…to reopen.

Mr Eisner and that vole Pressler Were getting calls from Pennsylvania Avenue.

Perception always trumps reality.

And I say this on a day when Wall Street should NOT be open…as it was on that day.
 

Ayla

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My sister and her family go every two years with our mom. I joined in 2019 and 2021. The 2021 trip was a nightmare, between the crowds, lack of shows, no FastPass or other option yet, and worse heat than we're used to there, even for summer. Next trip is this July. I cut down on the number of days I'm going and hopeful the crowds stay low and Genie+ and LL help the experience. Thankfully, my sister is on top of the organizing of that part!
If you don't like heat, July isn't really the best time to visit central FL. 😂
 

Purduevian

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2. Those that tell tales of “all those fastpasses” that tried to use it like old and spent a lot of time getting throwaway ones and going on their phones
The only throwaway FP/LL I can think of are Philharmagic, Muppets, Frozen, BatB, and the bird show.

For example, the last 3 times I went to WDW, I was able to pull an instant teacups LL/FP after tapping in at Pooh. Some people would view teacups as a "throw away", but I get to ride 2 rides in 10 minutes and only delay looking for the next one by like 10 minutes, LL/FP well spent.
 

RoadiJeff

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My sister and her family go every two years with our mom. I joined in 2019 and 2021. The 2021 trip was a nightmare, between the crowds, lack of shows, no FastPass or other option yet, and worse heat than we're used to there, even for summer. Next trip is this July. I cut down on the number of days I'm going and hopeful the crowds stay low and Genie+ and LL help the experience. Thankfully, my sister is on top of the organizing of that part!
Wow, I did a solo WDW trip in 2021 and my experience was just the opposite of yours. I'd read on the forums that people were staying away due to various COVID restrictions and I decided it might be a good time to go and avoid the crowds. I was right. It reminded me of the good old days.

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Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
The only throwaway FP/LL I can think of are Philharmagic, Muppets, Frozen, BatB, and the bird show.

For example, the last 3 times I went to WDW, I was able to pull an instant teacups LL/FP after tapping in at Pooh. Some people would view teacups as a "throw away", but I get to ride 2 rides in 10 minutes and only delay looking for the next one by like 10 minutes, LL/FP well spent.
By “throw away”….I mean things that have near immediate return times or waits consistently under 30 minutes.

I don’t know how else to quantify minimal demand in the 2015 context
 

Purduevian

Well-Known Member
By “throw away”….I mean things that have near immediate return times or waits consistently under 30 minutes.

I don’t know how else to quantify minimal demand in the 2015 context
How is that a throwaway though? If I got a 5 minute wait at teacups instead of 30? I still saved 25 minutes in my day.
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
How is that a throwaway though? If I got a 5 minute wait at teacups instead of 30? I still saved 25 minutes in my day.
Do you remember plus?

The prebooks flooded the queues…often with unused ghost bookings. That’s why it failed.

I can post the defunctland video again if you want?

The result was no walkons…there were few queues with less than a 15 cause they wait for fastpass at all times.

Again…minimal demand.
 

Purduevian

Well-Known Member
Do you remember plus?

The prebooks flooded the queues…often with unused ghost bookings. That’s why it failed.

I can post the defunctland video again if you want?

The result was no walkons…there were few queues with less than a 15 cause they wait for fastpass at all times.

Again…minimal demand.
Yeah, I did the same thing with FP+ as G+... I admit I was/am "friends with the FP+/G+ monster". I am just still confused what a throwaway FP or LL is and why it is a bad thing?
 

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