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We’ve been able to try out the free Disney Genie, the paid Genie+, and the pay-per-ride Lightning Lane option (Individual Attraction Selections). And if you’re wondering how the new Individual Attraction Selection system affects wait times, today we’re sharing those with you!
Currently, 8 different attractions are considered Individual Attraction Selections and each must be purchased separately (and keep in mind that you can only purchase up to TWO per day). We’ve been riding these attractions throughout the day both with and without the Lightning Lanes, so here’s what our wait times were like!
Frozen Ever After
At EPCOT, we started our day off by heading into the standby line at Frozen Ever After around 12PM. The wait time was posted as 70 minutes, but we only ended up waiting 28 minutes total (!!).
Now, the posted wait times had decreased down to 40 minutes by the time that we got off of the ride, but there still seemed to be some discrepancy in how long you’d actually end up standing in line.
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
Unlike Frozen Ever After, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure does NOT have a standby line. So, the only way to ride this new attraction is to purchase it as an Individual Attraction Selection (which cost $9 per person today) or secure a spot in the Virtual Queue when it opens at 7AM and 1PM daily.
We opted to purchase access to the Individual Lightning Lane when it became available this morning at 7AM (for Disney World Resort guests only) and, when we arrived for our reservation window, we were able to basically walk on the ride.
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So, you can certainly save some time by opting for the Lightning Lane here.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Avatar Flight of Passage
Over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we first stopped at Flight of Passage in Pandora — The World of Avatar when the park opened to see what the wait time was like. At rope drop, the standby wait time was posted at 55 minutes, but we were on the ride within 45 minutes.
Later in the day, we came back for our separately purchased Lightning Lane window (which cost $11 per person today) and only waited about 8 minutes before we made it to the pre-show. At this time, the standby line was posted at a 75-minute wait.
We also opted to purchase Lightning Lane access at Expedition Everest (costing $7 per person today) and were loaded into the attraction within 2 minutes of stepping into the line.
After riding it through the Lightning Lane though, we noticed that the posted wait time was only 15 minutes, so we hopped into line to see how long it would actually take us to ride again. We ended up waiting roughly 5 minutes.
And, one thing to note about Expedition Everest is that the Single Rider Line is still open, and there was NO line for it when we were there. So, you can save even more time if you don’t mind riding next to a stranger.
The quick wait times for Individual Lightning Lanes continued at Space Mountain in Magic Kingdom! We were able to secure a 10AM Lightning Lane reservation window (for $7 today) and waited only 6 minutes in the line.
Then, we chose to ride Space Mountain without a Lightning Lane reservation a few hours later when the wait time was posted at 30 minutes. And, much like other attractions, we ended up waiting less than the posted time, getting into the ride vehicle within 18 minutes of hopping in line.
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
And, at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, the wait time was posted at 60 minutes when our Lightning Lane window (which cost $10 per person today) became available and we were on the ride in 6 minutes after scanning in with our MagicBand.
We didn’t have the chance to wait in the standby line to see how accurate the posted time was, however.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Rise of the Resistance
At the time that we rode, the standby wait time was posted at 120 minutes.
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
And, at Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, the posted wait times have also been a bit higher throughout the day, ranging from 50 minutes to 70+ minutes.
Well, that’s a look at the wait times for the Individual Attraction Selections in Disney World today! It certainly seems that Lightning Lanes will save you from having to wait in any line that you’ve purchased throughout your day, though the actual standby wait times consistently seem to be a bit shorter than they are posted.
Of course, we’ll continue to keep an eye out for more updates, so stay tuned to AllEars!
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