Today, Disney announced that both FastPass and MaxPass will be retired at Disney World and Disneyland, and two new PAID services will essentially be taking their place. But just how do these paid services work when it comes to Annual Passholders? Here’s what we know.
Today, Disney shared details about 2 new systems guests will get the chance to use soon — Disney Genie+ and Individual Attraction Selection. With Disney Genie+ guests will pay a set amount per ticket per day to have the ability to select the next available return time for attractions, one at a time, throughout the day. When the return time arrives, the guest will get to use the “Lightning Lane” (essentially, the FastPass lane) to enter the ride and skip the standby queue.
Disney will also be introducing an Individual Attraction Selection system where guests will be able to pay a certain amount to schedule a return time for select, highly popular Disney attractions. Guests will only be able to purchase 2 Individual Attraction Selections per day. Note that the attractions available through Disney Genie+ and Individual Attraction Selection will be different.
For now, we’re focusing on Disney Genie+. How will Disney Genie+ work when it comes to Annual Passholders at Disney World or Magic Key Holders at Disneyland?
During a conference today, Disney noted that, at launch, Annual Passholders at Disney World and Magic Key Holders at Disneyland will be able to add Disney Genie+ to their plans on the day of their visit.
But, Disney shared that in the future they will look at other enhancements.
After you’ve purchased Disney Genie+, you’ll be able to make your first ride selection. Disney has shared that at Disney World, all guests will be able to make their first Genie+ selection at 7AM on the day of their visit. At Disneyland, guests will be able to make a Genie+ ride selection once they’re in the park.
The rules are a bit different when it comes to Individual Attraction Selections, so just keep that in mind.
We’ll continue to keep an eye out for more information about Disney Genie+ and let you know what we find. Stay tuned for more.
What do you think about Disney Genie+? Tell us in the comments.
More Stories About Disney World
- PHOTOS: Holiday Balloons Have Arrived in Disney World!
- How to See the Disney World Holiday Parade Without an After Hours Ticket!
- LONG Lines & BIG Crowds: See the Wait Times for the Week of Thanksgiving in Disney World
- 10 Ways Disney World Will CHANGE in 2022
- Ever Wonder What Happens to Disney World’s Food Waste?
- How Long Are YOU Willing to Wait in Disney World Over the Holidays?
- 4 Disney Experts Weigh in on Genie+
- Kali River Rapids Could Reopen SOON in Disney World!
- 10 Underrated Rides You Forgot About in Disney World
- PHOTOS: An Underrated Disney World Ride Is Now Even BETTER at Night