Disney World has recently introduced a new planning tool called Disney Genie that can help you plan your day in the parks. Along with Genie came Genie +, which has replaced the FastPass + system at Disney World and costs $ 15 per day, per person.
There are 46 attractions available through Genie + for which you can make reservations to use Lightning Lane (formerly FastPass + lane) to skip the waiting line. You can only make one travel reservation at a time, with the exception of the 120-minute rule.
There are also some high-demand attractions that are not included with Genie + but are part of the individual attraction selections. These are attractions you can pay for individually using Lightning Lane. Some attractions at Disney World often have long waits, and paying for them could save you a lot of time and maximize your day at the park.
Let’s talk about the attractions you won’t regret paying for at Disney World!
Jungle Cruise is one of Magic Kingdom’s most popular attractions, having one of the highest average waiting times during the week. People love classics!
Because this trip can have a longer wait than many others in the park, using Genie + can help you save time! Also, the tail is completely outside (it’s covered but outdoors), so if it’s too hot outside, you can avoid staying in the heat for a long time.
Splash Mountain is especially popular when it’s hot outside, as everyone is looking for a way to cool off. This is another one where the whole queue is technically out. Even if you enter “inside” a building, it is outdoors and has no air conditioning.
If Splash has a long wait and it’s hot outside, use Genie + to your advantage and make a Lightning Lane reservation to skip your tail!
Peter Pan’s flight
Do you know how we used to say that people love classics? People LOVE Peter Pan’s flight! Unless you drop your rope or stand in line just before the park closes, this trip can have a longer wait than most others in Magic Kingdom.
The journey is quite short, so waiting more than an hour may not be worth it for you or to make better use of your time. Using a Genie + booking on Peter Pan’s flight is definitely a wise decision if the waiting time is long!
The enchanted mansion can also have longer waiting times than others in the parks, especially if it is a busy time of year. For many Disney fans, this is a must on their travels, so it’s pretty popular!
The tail of Haunted Mansion is also on the outside, so using Genie +, you can get into this stretching room faster to beat the heat and the crowds.
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
Remy’s is the newest trip to Disney World, which opens on October 1 this year, making it very popular! But this trip uses a virtual queue system, which means you have to attach a boarding pass when they are released in order to continue.
If you can’t get a boarding pass because your fingers weren’t fast enough or you want to sleep on it (the first drop is at 7am), paying for an individual Lightning Lane is the only way to get to Remy’s.
The test track usually has one of the highest EPCOT timeouts, so if you’re on your to-do list, using a Genie + reservation is a good idea. Take advantage of this time spent queuing up to eat and drink around the World Showcase!
But also remember that the test track has a single bike lane, so if it’s open and you feel like agreeing with your group separation, this is a good option to reduce waiting time without having to use Genie +.
Rise of the Resistance
Rise of the Resistance has recently moved from a virtual queue to a traditional queue, so you can mount it by queuing or paying for an individual Lightning Lane.
Since it is one of the most popular attractions in Disney World, if not, many people will try to drop Rise in hopes of a shorter waiting time. But this can also cause the waiting time to increase by three digits shortly after the park opens. Paying for an individual Lightning Lane will allow you to avoid trying to beat the crowds and potentially save you a lot of time.
Slinky Dog Dash
Slinky Dog Dash has remained popular since Toy Story Land opened in 2018. This is a good trip to fall on the ropes because it can have long waits and the queue is outside, so go early in the morning. morning can help you avoid crowds and heat. temperatures.
But if that doesn’t work for your plan because you’re dropping the Mickey and Minnie Runaway Railroad or another trip with a rope, a Genie + booking is a great option for getting on the trip quickly!
Tower of Terror The Rock n Roller Coaster
We say “or” because you can drop one of these attractions on a rope, but usually not both, especially at times of the year.
Whatever you decide not to drop with rope, you can make a Lightning Lane reservation to avoid long queues!
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Of course, many people want to take a walk on the Millennium Falcon! Wait times can be quite high for Smugglers Run, so Genie + can definitely be used to your advantage in these cases.
However, Smugglers Run also has a single rider line, so if your priority is to board this ship and avoid the unpaid waiting line for Genie +, this is how you should do it if it is open. Just know that you will be separated from your group and you will most likely be in the position of an engineer instead of a pilot.
If you want to have more control over your position and stay with your group, using a Genie + reservation here will allow you to do so, just for a price!
Another super popular trip that constantly has the highest waiting time at Animal Kingdom. Like Rise of the Resistance, many people will head to the open park here in the hope of a shorter-than-normal waiting time, which can lead to increased waiting times.
If you don’t want to be in Animal Kingdom before 8am to drop Flight of Passage rope, buying an individual Lightning Lane is how you can skip the long line.
Safaris to Kilimanjaro
Obviously, when you’re in Animal Kingdom, you’ll want to see some animals, which is why Kilimanjaro safaris can have high waiting times (and we’d look forward to seeing some of these animals!).
A Genie + reservation will allow you to skip the queue and avoid waiting outside in the heat, because this queue is also outdoors.
These are all attractions you won’t regret paying for at Disney World! Stay tuned to All Ears for more Disney tips, tricks and information.
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