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On the Road w/Mickey 145 – Genie+, Individual Lightning Lane, and More!

November 14, 2022
Genie+, Individual Lightning Lane, and MoreEpisode 145 – Genie+, Individual Lightning Lane, and More!

Genie+, Individual Lightning Lane, and More

Hey everyone, I’m Mike, she’s Sophie, and he’s Grogu, and we’re On the Road with Mickey! Brenda will be back with us next week! This is episode 145 for November 14, 2022, and today we’re talking about Genie+, Individual Lightning Lane, and More! Grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and relax, and tell us in the comments below what you think! Here’s the rundown of what we talked about:

  • Cheddar from the Big Cheese
    • Sophie: The new Disney+ Series Zootopia+ premiered on the streaming channel last Wednesday, November 9th. Did you watch it? If so, what do you think? Also, what do you think of Andor? Let us know in the comments!
    • Mike: For those of you who like the PhotoPass photos that you can purchase with Memory Maker, Disney is adding new Holiday Magic Shots for your photos at the Magic Kingdom. They will be available through January 7, 2023.

  • Connect with us! Here’s how: 

  • Feature Topic: Genie+, Individual Lightning Lanes, and More
    • Genie+
    • Individual Lightning Lanes
      • MK – 7 Dwarfs Mine Train
      • E – Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind
      • AK – Avatar Flight of Passage
      • HS – Rise of the Resistance

    • Entering the Parks
      • MagicMobile
        • Uses your iPhone, Android, or Apple Watch in conjunction with the My Disney Experience app to provide many of the features you get with MagicBands and Key to the World Cards. One difference is that you currently can’t use MagicMobile for your room key. However, there is another feature within the MDE app that allows you to unlock your room door with the app.

      • MagicBands
        • MagicBands have functionality like the Key to the World Cards, but they also have a long range RFID system for capturing ride photos and linking them directly into your account. What I’ve learned is that the long range RFID requires a battery and that it will go out after a couple of years, but the short range RFID – for things like entering the parks as your park ticket and so forth, does not require a battery and so that part of your MagicBand will still work.

      • Key to the World Cards
        • A Free alternative to using your phone or buying a MagicBand. Here is what you can do with Key to the World Cards:
          • Unlock your Disney Resort hotel room door
          • Enter theme parks (with linked valid theme park admission and park reservation)
          • Connect Disney PhotoPass images to your account
          • Gain access to virtual queues (currently in use for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind)
          • Redeem Lightning Lane ride reservations booked via Genie+ or the a la carte purchase option
          • Charge to your Disney Resort hotel folio during your stay

      • MagicBand Plus
        • The MagicBand Plus really has two sides to it, the original MagicBand side that works the same as the original MagicBands, even if the battery is run down, and the “Plus” side that incorporates all of the additional features and requires your battery to be charged in order to access them. That includes the special effects (such as for the 50th Anniversary Statues), minigames, interaction with the shows, and so forth. If the battery runs out, those won’t work but the original MagicBand features will still work.

  • This Day in Disney History for November 14:

  • Disney Who’s Who Character
    • Randall Boggs from Monsters, Inc.

  • A little bit of Walt
    • “Why do we have to grow up? I know more adults who have the children’s approach to life…They are not afraid to be delighted with simple pleasures, and they have a degree of contentment with what life has brought—sometimes it isn’t much, either.” – Walt Disney

  • Coming Next Week: Brenda’s experience with Royal Caribbean!
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As always, thank you for listening. We are having a lot of fun talking Disney, and I’m glad you are enjoying it as well! Remember, you can reach us in many ways — by email to info@ontheroadwithmickey.com. You can also talk to us on our Facebook Page, On the Road with Mickey or in our On the Road with Mickey Group. Feel free to join us! Have a great week, and we’ll be back to talk with you again next week!