Disney Genie, Genie+ officially introduced along with confirmed details of how it will work

jpinkc

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So then it's better to buy the IAS ticket for RotR early in the day and skip it if only later times are available.
See thats a no go for our Family, since we have not ridden it yet. So it sounds like TWDC will be getting to me for 4 ILL's no matter what to get a decent ride time. :mad::mad::mad::mad:
 

DisneyCane

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I'm not sure why that's obviously better. In the current model, I can decide if I want to pay the $15 or not. Sometimes I might want to, other times I won't. If it ends up getting folded into admission no matter what, I don't get to choose.

What's more, we know what happens if everyone has access to it. It was called FP+, and it had plenty of problems---maybe the most significant of which was that it was too popular.
That is true. I guess the best model would have been to keep everything standby only and cap attendance with the reservation system to keep the lines somewhat reasonable. Raise the prices to compensate for the lost attendance.

I have no intention to pay for Genie+ or ILL. If standby is intolerable then I'll just not renew my annual pass next year and get my theme park fill elsewhere.
 

Waters Back Side

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If you have a package, you have modify the entire reservation - leads you to a screen where it lists everything, go to modify tickets and then you can add it from there.

Thank you again. There is no option to modify only call. I'm not worried. Maybe its the type of resort reservation and ticket package I have. Ill call them and add it eventually for length of stay.
 

LovePop

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I am waiting to decide if its worth it for us in Nov, I have to pay Saturday. So far this doesnt look very good to me. It looks more and more like I said from the beginning a Crass Cash Grab by TWDC!!!
We are definitely getting the Genie+, just in case. If it doesn't work out, we might skip it next trip. But the first time, you should try it. Otherwise imagine how sad it is to be in Disney World without fastpass when everybody around you has it.
 

Patcheslee

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Who wouldn't want that Laugh Floor LL in a few hours? LOL
It was available for 1pm at 7am this morning, assumed they didn't plan to open till later

Answers to when you can make a second Genie Lightning Lane selection at Walt Disney World theme parks​

The shows at HS time slots are for 20-25 minutes before showtime.
 

Jeff4272

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We are definitely getting the Genie+, just in case. If it doesn't work out, we might skip it next trip. But the first time, you should try it. Otherwise imagine how sad it is to be in Disney World without fastpass when everybody around you has it.
All of the current wait times in HS are lower than the return times for Genie+..........


Not much of a value here other than SDD
 

Patcheslee

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Wait 30 minutes, or book LL for $9 and wait 25 to enter the LL.... Screenshot_20211019-113407_Disney World.jpg
 

dreday3

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CaptainAmerica

Premium Member
How so? The park didn't open until 9:00am, regardless of how early I woke up. As it was, we had to circle around HS several times because they wouldn't let any vehicles into the parking lot before 7:30am. We were first in line at the non-early entry turnstiles and by the time we got to the tail end of RotR the posted wait time was 160 minutes, close to our actual wait of 155 minutes.
Ah yes, I'll absolutely concede that this system sucks if you're staying off property.
 

UNCgolf

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If they're going to release inventory throughout the day, then booking something 4 hours away seems like a bad decision for most people. Just book something that has availability sometime soon even if it's something minor and then keep checking for more release times of the attraction you wanted. That way you're able to use Genie+ for more attractions overall since the 2 hour window resets once you use your current one instead of having to wait two more hours.
 
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pdude81

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If they're going to release inventory throughout the day, then booking something 4 hours away seems like a bad decision for most people. Just book something that has availability sometime soon even if it's something minor and then keep checking for more release times of the attraction you wanted. That way you're able to use Genie+ for more attractions overall since the 2 hour window resets once you use your current one instead of having to wait two hours.
Unless you want to stack for later and ride standby early. I'm waiting to see if these are exclusive windows like FP or if you could have a 2pm and a 2:30. Even if I was able to pick up a 2p, 3p, 4p, etc. that could be a preferred option for some.
 

diggity16

Member
Haven’t seen this answered yet, forgive me if I missed it. We have a party of 7 going in November but different families. Will one of us have to book the IAS for everyone on one MDX account and just take the charge? We can spilt it up later, but would like to know what to expect…
 

UNCgolf

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Unless you want to stack for later and ride standby early. I'm waiting to see if these are exclusive windows like FP or if you could have a 2pm and a 2:30. Even if I was able to pick up a 2p, 3p, 4p, etc. that could be a preferred option for some.

Yeah, I meant if standby lines are already long.
 

hopemax

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So are there still standby lanes for everything except Remy? If so, the best plan would be to rope drop the most popular ILL rides right? Like RotR
Not necessarily. So many people think rope drop is best, it ends up not being best. You really have to be at the front of the wave, not the back or you get 90 min or 2 hr waits. Now that resort guests have EE, you are more likely going to end up in the back half.

I find the “do it at closing” works better. Or in some cases like at Harry Potter and FOP, lunchtime. There will be a long wait, but you hit a temporary valley point. If you zigged while rope droppers zagged and got stuck in 2 hr waits and knocked off 3 or 4 things before their wait times rose, you have bought yourself the ability to stand in 1 60 minute line. I’m okay with 10, 10, 10, 60. Others hate the 60 so much they would rather do 10, 20, 30, 40. Even though their total is 100 min and mine is only 90.
 

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