Last month, Disney announced that they would be suspending FastPass+ and replacing it with two brand new paid options for skipping the lines at attractions across all four parks.
These new options are known as Disney Genie+ and Individual Attraction Selections and, while we don’t know exactly when these will roll out this fall in Disney World, we have been able to preview many of the new features (including some that are free!). And, now we’ve got an update on exactly how Disney Genie+ will work!
Before we dive into the details, let’s first go over what exactly Disney Genie+ is. This new feature will be offered at both Disney World and Disneyland and will allow guests to “skip the line” at many attractions throughout the parks for $15 per person, per day at Disney World, and $20 per person, per day at Disneyland.
Once available, guests who purchase Disney Genie+ will be able to select a 1-hour Lightning Lane (aka the old FastPass+ lane) return time at attractions, one ride at a time. So, you’ll pick your first ride, go on it, and then be able to select your next one, and so on.
So far, we know that Disney Genie+ is set to include over 40+ attractions at Disney World like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Haunted Mansion, “it’s a small world,” and Jungle Cruise.
Plus, you’ll even be able to park hop with it, meaning that you can skip the line at included attractions no matter where you’re headed that day.
Now, there will be some attractions that are NOT included in Disney Genie+, but you’ll still be able to reserve a Lightning Lane return time through the Individual Attraction Selection service. This will include attractions that are considered “more popular” (or “fancy” as we like to say) and will be a separate cost for guests that will vary based on date, attraction, park.
Just keep in mind that each guest can only purchase two Individual Attraction Selections per day (NOT per park).
So, we’ve covered the basics — now, let’s dive into what we’ve learned about re-riding attractions with Disney Genie+. Previously, Disney hadn’t shared much information about whether guests who purchase Genie+ could select multiple Lightning Lane return times at the same attraction throughout the day.
But, during a special preview event today, a Cast Member shared with us guests will NOT be able to re-ride attractions with Genie+.
This means that guests using Disney Genie+ will only be able to “skip that line” at each attraction once per day. Of course, you can still re-ride attractions, you’ll just need to hop into the standby line instead for the second (or third) go around.
Keep in mind that this is what Disney shared with us today and things certainly could still change before Genie+ officially rolls out in the parks.
Of course, we’ll continue to keep an eye out for more updates on the new service (including an official launch date this fall), so be sure to stay tuned to AllEars for the latest!
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Disclosure: We were invited by Walt Disney World to attend a preview of Disney Genie. This did not affect our reporting of the event — our opinions are our own.
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