One of Disney World’s most controversial changes is also one of the most changeable. Last year, Disney introduced Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lanes as the paid replacements for FastPass+. Since the move to Genie+, we’ve seen these programs change frequently, with some rides hopping between the 2 services. Now, we’ve noticed another change.
Earlier this year, Disney moved several rides that had been part of the Individual Lightning Lane service over to Genie+. These rides were scheduled to move back to Individual Lightning Lanes on August 7th. However, that might not happen now!
When Genie+ first came out in late 2021, each Disney World park had a couple of pay-per-ride attractions. Instead of being included with Genie+, guests must pay a separate, individual fee to skip the line on these attractions.
Then, earlier this year, some of those rides became available on Genie+ instead of being pay-per-ride. Now, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Frozen Ever After, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Space Mountain, and Expedition Everest are all available on Genie+ despite previously being pay-per-ride attractions. Disney had stated that all of these rides would return to being pay-per-ride on August 7th, 2022.
Now, however, Disney’s website has removed the statement that those 5 rides will return to being pay-per-ride attractions. Currently, it looks like these rides will be part of Genie+ indefinitely.
Now, the only pay-per-ride attractions in Disney World are Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, and Avatar Flight of Passage.
Disney later sent a message to travel agents indicating that they were making this change to keep giving guests more options when utilizing Genie+. Disney also noted that Genie+ offerings can vary by date, they are subject to change (or close), and are limited in availability — meaning they’re not guaranteed for the date/time of your visit.
As a reminder, Genie+ costs $15 per person, per day. The pay-per-ride attractions range in price from about $7 to $15 per person, depending on the attraction and time of year.
We’ll be sure to update you if anything else changes with Genie+, so stay tuned to AllEars for all the latest Disney news!
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