The Genie is about to come out of his lamp on the West Coast. Disneyland will debut Disney Genie, Genie+, and Lightning Lane on December 8. This Wednesday, Disneyland guests will be able to access Disney Genie using the Disneyland app. 

Disney Genie, Genie+, and Lightning Lane have been active at Disney World since October. Disney Genie is a new tool within the official Disney app that lets you see wait times, your plans, dining reservations, and recommendations. Genie+ is a paid service that adds one at a time Lightning Lane (the new name for FastPass) access for certain attractions. There’s also a separate a la carte option to pay for Individual Lightning Lane access to the most popular rides that aren’t included in Genie+. If you’d like to understand Disney’s new FastPass replacement, check out Disney Genie, Genie+, and Lightning Lane explained.

When Disneyland gets Genie+, it won’t work exactly the same as it does at Disney World. Here are the big differences:

How Genie+ is different at Disneyland

Avengers Campus at Disneyland

Disney Genie Price

Disneyland’s Genie+ offering is $20 per person per day, compared to $15 at WDW.

What’s Included with Genie+

  • Genie+ at Disneyland also includes PhotoPass access.
  • Genie+ at Disneyland does not include AR photo filters

Genie+ Lightning Lane Start Time

At Disney World, you can make your selections starting at 7 am. 

At Disneyland, you can start making your selections as soon as you enter the park. Otherwise, the systems work the same.

Individual Lightning Lane Start Time and Arrival Window Choice

At Disney World, resort guests can start purchasing Individual Lightning Lane selections at 7 am. All other guests can make their reservations at park opening. When you purchase an Individual Lightning Lane, you can select from all available time slots.

 At Disneyland, all guests can start purchasing Individual Lightning Lane selections once they enter the park. When you purchase an Individual Lightning Lane, you must select the next available arrival window.

Disneyland Lightning Lane Attractions

Radiator Springs Racers - Disneyland MaxPass

Disneyland Individual Lightning Lane Attractions

  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Disneyland Genie+ Lightning Lane Selections

  • Autopia
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Indiana Jones Adventure
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

California Adventure Individual Lightning Lane Attractions

  • Radiator Springs Racers
  • Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure

California Adventure Lightning Lane Selections

  • Goofy’s Sky School
  • Grizzly River Run
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
  • Incredicoaster
  • Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Toy Story Midway Mania

For a complete overview of how Disney Genie works and how to get the most out of it, check out our in-depth Guide 2 Disney Genie. We will be updating it to reflect these differences to Disneyland’s Genie+ system, and stay tuned for Lightning Lane guides for each park at Disneyland resort.

Will you use Genie+ on your next Disneyland trip? Let us know in the comments below!

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James is a lifelong Disney Parks fan. While at the parks, he loves finding new details, learning more about Disney World history, and taking pictures. His favorite WDW attractions include Spaceship Earth, Tower of Terror, and Star Tours.
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