Genie+ Sells Out at Disneyland Resort for Reportedly the First Time in U.S.
A controversial Disney service launched last year on both the east and west coasts. Yesterday, for reportedly the first time in the U.S., Genie+ sold out at Disneyland Resort.
A replacement for the previous FastPass system, which was free at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, Genie+ is a paid service. Providing quicker access to favored attractions, it’s a planner’s best friend.
Although some have found it to be a bit confusing, especially after Disney rolled out its Genie service, which is different, it’s a coveted offering. Disney fans have not been shy in their distaste for its cost, which varies based on the date you attend.
Originally, with FastPass, Guests could visit a kiosk near their favorite attraction, pull a ticket, and re-visit later in the day. You could only acquire one FastPass at a time, and upon your return, you would stand in a separate, shorter line.
Post-pandemic, Disney changed the name of the FastPass lines to Lightning Lanes. Genie+ refers to the service you can buy on the app, that enables you to book several Lightning Lane attractions.
I used the service on a recent trip to Disneyland and found it to be extremely convenient. For $25 per person per day, we were able to use it multiple times to schedule our top rides.
After arriving at our time slot, which was never too far off, we would scan in, and book another attraction in line. This enabled us to ride everything we wanted to, during peak season, Christmas time, at Disneyland Resort.
Although it would be nice if the service was free, if you only have a few days to visit, it is a highly effective tool, worth the cost, in my opinion. Interestingly, up until this point, Genie+ has never been completely sold out.
Sold Out at Disneyland Resort
That is, until yesterday. Today, Disney journalist Scott Gustin reported that Genie+ sold out at Disneyland Resort on December 27, 2022.
Reportedly, this is the first time it’s ever happened in the U.S. Although Genie+ has received quite the backlash since its unveiling, it looks like people are opting to take advantage of the service after all.
Somehow I missed this yesterday – Genie+ sold out at Disneyland Resort yesterday. I believe this is a first for either coast? https://t.co/OOXYNcPXHP
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) December 28, 2022
The facts speak for themselves in this case, as Genie+ proves its popularity by selling out for reportedly, the first time in the U.S.