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Onsite Guests will have Lightning Lane Advantage over Offsite Guests

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Onsite Guests will have Lightning Lane Advantage over Offsite Guests
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Disney just announced a paid Lightning Lane service, which is the new version of what FastPass was. Curious how this will work for onsite guests vs offsite guests and who has the advantage? Here’s how.

Lightning Lane

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Disney just announced the debut of Disney Genie + and Lightning Lane. This paid service is essentially what FastPass used to be, with a few modifications. You can read all about the announcement HERE.

There is a lot of information that we are currently trying to process because this is a totally NEW system. Basically, you will pay a set amount per person per day to experience most attractions, and then you can pay an additional fee to experience more of the top tier headliner attractions. Similar to FastPass, you can only have one selection at a time.

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Changes to DAS are also set in motion with this announcement. More information about attractions and how to purchase will be available soon, and we will be sure to share with you when we see it!

Onsite Benefits

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With Magical Express ending, the Early Theme Park Entry benefit slimmed down, and other modifications, many have wondered if staying onsite is worth it anymore.

Disney has heard our frustration, and resort guests WILL have an advantage over those staying offsite.

Those who are staying onsite and have valid park reservations will be able to book their first Lightning Lane attraction starting at 7 am the day of. All other guests will have to wait until they enter the park.

Lightning Lane’s price is based per attraction.

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However, Genie+ will not distinguish between onsite and offsite. All Guests who purchased Genie+ (the set price feature) can book their first attraction starting at 7 am.

Will you book onsite hotels in order to use this benefit? Or will you continue to stay offsite? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook.

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