As of June 8, 2022, guest of the Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, will no longer be able to purchase the Genie+ option with their tickets in advance. Rather, the Genie+ option may only be added to the MyDisney app on the day of visit with a valid reservation for that park.
Here is the official announcement from Disney:
With the launch of new bookings, we will also make an adjustment to how guests purchase Disney Genie+ service, which remains popular and in high demand amongst our guests. From the beginning, our goal has been to launch, learn and evolve as we see how guests are using this service.
Starting June 8, Disney Genie+ will only be offered for purchase through the My Disney Experience app on the day of your visit – we will no longer offer the option to purchase this service pre-arrival as a ticket add-on for dates remaining in 2022 and in 2023.
We think that the reason for changing the process to purchase Genie+ is to be able to limit the number sold during each day. Disney has received many complaints from visitors that have purchased the option, but were not able to book any rides, thus asking for a refund on their purchase. Refunds on a Genie+ purchase have been a gray area where refunds have been given to some, even though there are not supposed to be refunds given. By changing to only purchases on the day of visit, Disney can shut off the Genie+ purchase option when all selections have been filled.
Will this make a big difference on your next trip to see the Mouse? Let us know.