Last month, Disney announced it would suspend FastPass + and replace it with two new payment options to skip the ranks at the four-park attractions.
These new options are known as Disney Genie + and Individual Attraction Selections and although we do not know exactly When these will be presented this fall at Disney World, we were able to preview many of the new features (including some that are free). I, we now have up-to-date information on how Disney Genie + will work.
Before we explore the details, let’s first review what exactly Disney Genie + is. This new feature will be offered at Disney World and Disneyland and will allow customers to “jump the line” at many park attractions $ 15 per person per day at Disney World, and $ 20 per person per day at Disneyland.
Once available, customers purchasing Disney Genie + will be able to do so select a 1-hour Lightning Lane return time (also known as the old FastPass + lane) at the attractions, one trip at a time. Therefore, you will choose your first trip, continue and be able to select the next one, and so on.
So far, we know that Disney Genie + is defined includes more than 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.
Month, you can even park with her, which means you can skip the line to the included attractions, no matter where you go that day.
Now, there will be some attractions that are NOT included in Disney Genie +, but you can still book your Lightning Lane return time through the Selection of individual attractions service. This will include attractions that are considered “most popular” (or “luxury” as we like to say) and it will be one separate cost for guests which will vary depending on the date, attraction, park.
Please note that each guest can only purchase two selections of individual attractions per day (NOT per park).
Therefore, we have dealt with the basics; now, let’s delve into what we’ve learned about re-assembling rides with Disney Genie +. Previously, Disney hadn’t shared much information about whether customers buying Genie + could select multiple Lightning Lane return schedules to the same attraction throughout the day.
But during a special event today, a cast member shared with us guests will NOT be able to re-assemble rides with Genie +.
That means customers using Disney Genie + will only be able to “skip this line” at each attraction once per day. Of course, you can still get back to the attractions, you just have to get on the waiting line for the second (or third) tour.
Keep in mind that this is what Disney has shared with us today and that certainly things could still change before Genie + is officially launched in the parks.
Of course, we’ll be waiting for more news about the new service (including the official release date this fall), so be sure to stay tuned to AllEars for the latest news.
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Disclosure: Walt Disney World invited us to attend a Disney Genie preview. This did not affect our news of the event: our opinions are ours.
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