Disneyland and Disney World retire FastPass, introduce Genie app

Park visitors hold a phone at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
Park visitors hold a phone at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Photo credit Christian Thompson/Disneyland Resort
By , Audacy

The Walt Disney Co. announced a new app this week to help visitors navigate its theme parks in the U.S.

The Genie app is a free trip-planning tool Disney said it’s building into the Disney Experience and Disneyland apps.

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Disney described it as “a complementary and convenient new digital service designed to create your best Disney day” to “maximize your park time, so you can have more fun.”

Launching this fall, Disney’s Genie will suggest an individualized itinerary with tailored recommendations on attractions, restaurants, and entertainment.

From “Disney princesses, villains, Pixar, Star Wars, thrill rides and more—just tell Disney Genie what you want to do, and it will do the planning for you,” the company said in a statement.

Park visitors can also order food, pay for goods and services, and book reservations through the app.

Replacing FastPass, FastPass+, and MaxPass, Disney Genie+ will offer the ability to avoid long wait times through a new “Lightening Lane” for $15 at Disney World in Florida and $20 at Disneyland in California. Some attractions will also offer a “virtual queue.”

Disney hopes the new app can improve the experience park visitors have by streamlining requests, reservations, and purchases.

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Christian Thompson/Disneyland Resort