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

jpinkc

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Well we just got back and Genie+ wont be in our future. We got ZERO rides at Epcot, we got 1 ride at HS, Magic Kingdom was somewhat better we got HM ,Big Thunder. We waited for the 2 other rides, wait times were always longer than posted. We also had to cancel our dinner reservation at HS because the only time offered for Rise was within 5 min of our dinner reservation( and that was for an ILL). This system is a broken joke.
 
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BrianLo

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Well we just got back and Genie+ wont be in our future. We got ZERO rides at Epcot, we got 1 ride at HS, Magic Kingdom was somewhat better we got HM ,Big Thunder. We waited for the 2 other rides, wait times were always longer than posted. We also had to cancel our dinner reservation at HS because the only time offered for Rise was within 5 min of our dinner reservation( and that was for an ILL). This system is a broken joke.

Strictly out of curiosity, was this all the same day? I’m confused how you would get zero rides in a single day?
 

Waters Back Side

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Well we just got back and Genie+ wont be in our future. We got ZERO rides at Epcot, we got 1 ride at HS, Magic Kingdom was somewhat better we got HM ,Big Thunder. We waited for the 2 other rides, wait times were always longer than posted. We also had to cancel our dinner reservation at HS because the only time offered for Rise was within 5 min of our dinner reservation( and that was for an ILL). This system is a broken joke.

Sorry to hear that it did not work out for you. You certainly are not the first one and will not be the last either. I'll soon find out myself on New Years week. However, I cannot imagine a scenario where you got zero rides at Epcot...was Genie + not functioning properly? I mean maybe not Test Track, but Soarin had availability until Noon almost daily this past holiday week.
 

Purduevian

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Well we just got back and Genie+ wont be in our future. We got ZERO rides at Epcot, we got 1 ride at HS, Magic Kingdom was somewhat better we got HM ,Big Thunder. We waited for the 2 other rides, wait times were always longer than posted. We also had to cancel our dinner reservation at HS because the only time offered for Rise was within 5 min of our dinner reservation( and that was for an ILL). This system is a broken joke.
Really curious how this happened to you...

Maybe TT and Soarin sell out early at EPCOT, but you really should be able to get the others

AT DHS, I haven't heard of anyone saying all the rides were sold out by 11am. SDD and MFSR sure. And MAYBE ToT and RNRC. but no way TSMM, ST, and Alien were sold out at 11
 

Waters Back Side

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Really curious how this happened to you...

Maybe TT and Soarin sell out early at EPCOT, but you really should be able to get the others

AT DHS, I haven't heard of anyone saying all the rides were sold out by 11am. SDD and MFSR sure. And MAYBE ToT and RNRC. but no way TSMM, ST, and Alien were sold out at 11

And RNRC and ToT were available all week after 11 AM. They were for much later in the night like 7 or 8 pm. I have screenshots because I wanted to see if I can compare New Years week to this past one. Even SDD if you refreshed constantly up until about 7:30 you would see times. Soarin in Epcot did not become unavailable out until after 11 am either. I was able to see on the tip board it showed tmes. It was definitely a busy week and at times nothing was available but, to say they got nothing or even only 1 ride at any park, I am curious to know how that happened myself.
 

jpinkc

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Strictly out of curiosity, was this all the same day? I’m confused how you would get zero rides in a single day?
No this was over 4 days. HS the problem was trying to schedule around 2 Lightsabers and 2 Droid Makings plus the dinner reservation we finally canceled because of our Rise time. Epcot kept having issues with Genie not wanting to load. When we would try and pick a time when it came back it wasnt for the time we had been given it was always later than the time offered by Genie. We were not giving up our dining reservations for Teppen Edo and Le Celier to ride my wife declared after the HS studio day. The Rat boarding groups disappeared so fast it wasnt funny. The total of rides were strictly what we got from using Genie+. We did wait over an hour at a time for some others, but my wife has mobility issues so we didnt get much of what we wanted as with Fastpass we rarely had this problem.
 

Waters Back Side

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I have to wonder if the party size changes the time. So if we wll see the same thing and there is a time of 4:30 pm for SDD, and I want to book ot for 5 guests while someone else wants to book it for 2, I might get bumped to a later time because it does not have the availability for 5 guests.

A ride that shows availability for the same time for everyone, means it Is not basing it on your particular amount of guests. I will say thst will be a big problem for me also if I choose a ride and it changes the time on me.
 

wutisgood

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Yea I always had enough fastpass plus availability as solo or duo buy wow would it have been bad for a larger group. The advantage of FP+ was at least over months you could get a plan down for the day that included dining. The fact that ride reservations are now potentially blowing up dining reservations is terrible and should be a thing disney would be actually concerned about. I would just take the ride reservations and actually complain for free stuff at guest services at that point. When guest services is dealing with actual issues from seasoned guests that could not work within the system it is a huge problem.
 

wutisgood

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Is there a worse roller coaster in existence with the demand of slinky Dog dash? You could give me a 0 wait time and I would rather wait 15 min for tower of terror to walk less. Put mako in hollywood studios. Would anyone else besides people with kids ever go on this ride if it was over a 30 min wait?
 

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