Disney's Lightning Lane to Replace Disney FastPass
Today, Disney announced their new Disney Genie+ Service. For even more convenience and flexibility, there are two other options for enjoying the Disney theme parks, through a queue they are introducing called the "Lightning Lane" entrance that also saves Guests time in line:
Disney Genie+ service (available for purchase): For the price of $15 per ticket per day at Walt Disney World Resort and $20 per ticket per day at Disneyland Resort, Guests can choose the next available time to arrive at a variety of attractions and experiences using the Lightning Lane entrance. Guests can make one selection at a time, throughout the day – from classics like Haunted Mansion to thrill rides like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and newer favorites like Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run (attractions subject to limited availability). This convenient option is the next evolution of the fan-favorite Disney MaxPass service from Disneyland Resort. Disney Genie+ will also include Disney parks-themed audio experiences and photo features to capture your memories – augmented reality lenses for those visiting Walt Disney World Resort and unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads from your day if you are visiting Disneyland Resort.
Individual attraction selections (available for purchase):Guests can schedule a time to arrive at up to two highly demanded attractions each day using the Lightning Lane entrance – like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park and Radiator Springs Racers at Disney California Adventure Park (subject to limited availability; attractions not included with Disney Genie+). Pricing will vary by date, attraction and park.
Lightning Lane selections will be made on the same day of the Guest’s visit and can be used across multiple theme parks, great for those who love the Park Hopper option. Attractions continue to offer a traditional standby queue, or a virtual queue at certain attractions like Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance – to maximize flexibility.
While the FASTPASS, FastPass+ and Disney MaxPass services will be retired, Disney is excited about the flexibility and choices Disney Genie service provides. Guests can choose from all of the new options, a mix of them or none at all, and continue to have a great experience no matter how Guests decide to plan their best Disney day.
As Travel Professionals, we will play an important role in helping you experience the best Disney day with Disney Genie – and together we will usher in a new era of Guest service. Stay tuned as we prepare for an educational webinar with Disney to learn all the "in's and out's" of this new service.
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