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News Disney Genie digital assistant app coming to Walt Disney World

CastAStone

Moderately Well-Known Member
Premium Member
Okay it’s about as “Late 2020” as it gets. Wasn’t there a compelling reason to have this launched in 2020? For some reason I thought there was.
 

techgeek

Well-Known Member
Okay it’s about as “Late 2020” as it gets. Wasn’t there a compelling reason to have this launched in 2020? For some reason I thought there was.

I’m sure originally it was a compelling reason to have this in place for the assumed record breaking crowds WDW would attract for the 50th.

Then 2020 happened. I assume since FP+ wound up being unsuitable for Covid mitigation operations, this also would be and we’re unlikely to see it debut until WDW begins dropping those mitigations.
 

Ldno

Well-Known Member
I’m dreading an app telling me what to do more than the disney experience already. I love the current non chalant ways of conquering Disney world and Disneyland(with maxpass) everything about what was announced by the Genie was like oh great, I guess I’ll have to experience it first hand to feel it but what can we do
 

DomVF07

Member
Not to give this a fake “bump” but is there any new intel on this still happening? I can’t imagine it being shelved given the data @lentesta provided that TWDC was looking for revenue generators in this tech. Now more than ever I’d expect this. Curious to see the direction they’ll take when we do get back to 1/2 normalcy sooner rather than later.......
 

lentesta

Well-Known Member
Not to give this a fake “bump” but is there any new intel on this still happening? I can’t imagine it being shelved given the data @lentesta provided that TWDC was looking for revenue generators in this tech. Now more than ever I’d expect this. Curious to see the direction they’ll take when we do get back to 1/2 normalcy sooner rather than later.......

There's an outside chance something might be announced along with the 50th stuff next week. I'd be mildly surprised if it did, though, because I thought the layoffs hit those teams pretty hard, and I thought we had a pretty decent idea of the unsolved problems that remained.

I'm still unclear about the revenue model, and I haven't spoken to anyone who's sure of what it'll be. Disney put out a survey last week asking about the appeal of a monthly subscription service that included access to "original travel tools":

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The groups producing those items are pretty disparate, and some are vastly more expensive and customer-facing than the others.
 

SonnyEcipse

New Member
There's an outside chance something might be announced along with the 50th stuff next week. I'd be mildly surprised if it did, though, because I thought the layoffs hit those teams pretty hard, and I thought we had a pretty decent idea of the unsolved problems that remained.

I'm still unclear about the revenue model, and I haven't spoken to anyone who's sure of what it'll be. Disney put out a survey last week asking about the appeal of a monthly subscription service that included access to "original travel tools":

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The groups producing those items are pretty disparate, and some are vastly more expensive and customer-facing than the others.
There’s 50th stuff next week? What’s that gonna include?
 

LittleMerman

Active Member
I'm guessing this is more for people that don't know what the parks have to offer and what to do next. Most of us, at least on here, have an idea of what we want to ride and in what order to maximize our days. I don't know why the Genie feature wouldn't just be in the Disney app but it could be helpful for people that don't go often. It would be really useful if it planned your day based on wait times - that could actually be really cool.
 

nickys

Premium Member
I'm guessing this is more for people that don't know what the parks have to offer and what to do next. Most of us, at least on here, have an idea of what we want to ride and in what order to maximize our days. I don't know why the Genie feature wouldn't just be in the Disney app but it could be helpful for people that don't go often. It would be really useful if it planned your day based on wait times - that could actually be really cool.
You mean like ...... oh yes, the Touring Plans tool.

Unless Genie offers something unique, like you can’t add extra FPs without having it, I’ll stick with @lentesta ’s tried and tested tools.
 

nickys

Premium Member
Is Touring Plans tool in the Disney app or is that an outside app? I don't know about it, just curious.
Touring Plans is a website that specialises in trip planning. It has a feature whereby you can either use their suggested touring plan or create your own. It then uses years of historic crowd level and wait time data to create the best route to take and how long it will take. It uses real time data from users already in the parks to optimise the plan in real time. @lentesta is the owner and brains behind it all.
 

sublimesting

Well-Known Member
There's an outside chance something might be announced along with the 50th stuff next week. I'd be mildly surprised if it did, though, because I thought the layoffs hit those teams pretty hard, and I thought we had a pretty decent idea of the unsolved problems that remained.

I'm still unclear about the revenue model, and I haven't spoken to anyone who's sure of what it'll be. Disney put out a survey last week asking about the appeal of a monthly subscription service that included access to "original travel tools":

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The groups producing those items are pretty disparate, and some are vastly more expensive and customer-facing than the others.
And how does Panera Bread fit in to all of this?
 

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