In a recent update, the Walt Disney Company announced that they will be discontinuing FastPass+ and replacing it with their new service called, “Disney’s Digital Experience.” To take advantage of this change, guests will have to download a free app from their corresponding store. Once the app is downloaded, guests can access the app’s features by tapping on their selected profile. Afterward, you will see a list of all of your upcoming trips and the ones that are saved.
What is Disney Genie?
The Disney Genie is the name for a new system that replaces the current FastPass+ system. Disney Genie allows you to make reservations in the app, instead of walking all the way to a kiosk to make one.Read More »
At the moment, you can only reserve rides three days before your visit. According to GoofyGadgetAbbey.com, “Disney has decided to start testing out Disney Genie for a select number of guests at Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but it is still unclear as to how this system will work on its other parks,”.
Why is Disney Changing It?
Disney has announced that they have received some backlash as a result of their current FastPass+ system. Guests do not like the physical process of going to kiosks to make reservations, and they also do not like how complicated it is.
By changing things up a little more, Disney is hoping that they can take their guests’ minds off of the negative press that has surrounded their current system.
Disney has also announced that they are in the process of changing their gift cards, with the addition of a new way to purchase them. Guests who already have gift cards should visit park booths, guest services, or Disney store locations to update their cards.
The new gift cards will now feature RFID chips on them, which will allow guests to tap and pay using digital wallets. This change is much like the ones made by other companies, like Apple and Google.
How much does Disney Genie cost?
Disney has not yet revealed the full cost of Disney Genie, but they have said that it is “free” for now. They have also stated that they will only be charging guests for parking, not for ride reservations.
According to USAToday, “The new system will allow guests to make reservations up to three days before their visit.” This means that you can reserve up to 7 days ahead of time, instead of 3.
Will all Disney parks have Disney Genie?
Right now, Disney has announced that they are only testing the service out on two of their parks: Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. So, it is unknown at this point if the new system will arrive in other Disney parks.
Disney has stated that they will be announcing details on whether or not they will be making the system available to guests at other parks in the future. So, it is safe to assume that the service will eventually make its way to all Disney parks.
If you are interested in using Disney Genie, the system requires you to have an iPhone. If you do not have a phone with iOS 10, then it is possible that you will not be able to use the system. In addition, only guests at the parks can use the Disney Genie app.
What if I am visiting a specific park?
Disney has stated that there will be no differences between guests planning a trip to Disneyland Park or Disney’s Hollywood Studios for reservation options. So, no matter if you are visiting a specific park or not, the system should work the same way for you.
How can I get Disney Genie?
You can get the app by going to your app store on your phone or tablet. It is recommended that guests download the current version of the app to take advantage of all of its features. Guests who are interested in using Disney Genie can do so at Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios right now. In addition, guests can start to make their reservations now.
Will there be a similar system for Disney World?
Yes, according to USAToday.com, “A similar digital system will also be implemented at Walt Disney World Resort this summer”. Guests who are interested in making their reservations ahead of time should visit the official website to find out more information about the new service.
What are the benefits of using Disney Genie?
The main benefit to using the service is that you can schedule your day without having to wait in a long line. You can also choose exactly what rides you want to go on, and how long you want to spend on each one.
In addition, the app will allow you to see the virtual version of all of the rides at Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This will allow guests who are unable to ride certain attractions a chance to find out what is in store for them.
Finally, the app will allow you to update your profile information without having to go back to a guest services kiosk. In addition, guests will be able to see their friends’ profiles and see who has reserved what rides.
Disney has announced that they are currently in the process of testing out Disney Genie. They are hoping that guests will be excited about the new system and choose to make reservations in advance.
Disney has stated that they will be revealing more information about what park locations will be offering the service within a month or two. So, guests who are interested in using Disney Genie should keep an eye out for additional announcements. Disney is hoping that guests will love the new system and take advantage of it early on.