Three Wishes After Three Days with Genie, Genie+, and Lightning Lanes in Walt Disney World

Three Wishes After Three Days with Genie, Genie+, and Lightning Lanes in Walt Disney World

Sometimes it’s hard to know whether we should make a wish with Genie or put the guy back in the bottle. In exploring this, we offer not one, not two, but three podcasts chronicling the experience with the premiere of Genie. You can find the podcasts here on PodbeaniTunesSpotify,  and ListenNotes

3 Genie Podcasts

Can You Make Genie Work?

We visit the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World on the first day of the new Genie, Genie+ and Lightening Lane program. We look at what it involves to get it set up in the morning prior; we discuss the differences between booking at a hotel or off property; We look at some of the challenges in booking and whether you can book attractions at other parks whether it’s with Genie+ or with select attractions. We look at wait times in the parks for those on standby and we have a showdown when you down’t show up to a select attraction on time. Lots to share in this very busy, very different world led by Genie.

Can We Go Without Genie+?

We explore what it’s like in this Lightning Lane world of visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios without any of the cost extras that have been put in place in the Disney Parks. Our family gets in line for Rise of the Resistance, and enjoys a number of attractions, many of which are walk well before the park closes. This comes on the heals of having spent a day at Magic Kingdom using Genie+, where we share with you the ongoing saga of not even being able to book on the system. In truth, this is one of the best days ever in the park with my children.

Can You Hack Genie?

David Zanolla and I get together to discuss Day Three in trying to deal with Genie. In particular, David is all over the idea of grabbing a few at the beginning of the day and then stacking the FastPasses towards the end of the day. We not only set off to do this at the Magic Kingdom–joining other resort guests at the start of their day, but then David later visits Disney’s Hollywood Studios and even Epcot, utilizing lightning lane passes via Genie+ and select attractions. We look at how much time David has ended up saving and whether it was worth the amount of money he put into it. It’s our best approach to hacking Genie and getting the best value possible.

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