Are you excited or disheartened by the new Disney Genie system? No matter how we feel about it, it will be arriving soon but with a few new modifications. Check out the new estimated release date and a change to attractions listed for the Individual Lightning Lane.
What is Disney Genie?
One day we will be telling our grandkids that when we were younger Disney offered FastPasses for FREE. You know those kids won’t believe us (ha). Disney has been developing a new Disney Genie system that will replace the free FastPass+ in Walt Disney World and MaxPass in Disneyland.
There is so much to take in with the different levels of Disney Genie, Disney Genie+, and also the Individual Lightning Lane. Be sure to check out Monica’s article where she helps explain each aspect of this new system.
When will it be Available?
We saw signs that could point to a debut of the Disney Genie in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary celebration on October 1, 2021. The Disney Company continued to state a fall debut date, but this is such a broad time frame.
Although the Disney Company has still not released a debut date, we have a better estimation when Disney Genie may be available. At this time it appears that Disney Genie will be available later in October 2021 at Walt Disney World. Disney Genie will be available for Disneyland a couple of weeks later.
This is still an estimation and these dates could continue to shift. Earlier this month, we reported that testing would soon be underway for Disney Genie. It is possible that additional time was needed to perfect this system after that initial testing.
It is now estimated that Disney Genie will be available later in October 2021 at Walt Disney World. Disney Genie will be available for Disneyland a couple of weeks later.
We will continue to share information regarding an official debut date once announced by the Walt Disney Company.
New Individual Lightning Lane Attractions
Individual Lightning Lane is a paid system priced per person per attraction. You can select up to two headliners per day to ride using this option. At this time, Disney has not yet released the cost of this new Individual Lightning Lane system.
Here is a new breakdown of which attractions will offer the Individual Lightning Lane:
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
Slinky Dog Dash(this has been changed to Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway)
- Space Mountain
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Expedition Everest (previously Kilimanjaro Safari was offered)
- Avatar Flight of Passage
What do you think of this new attraction list for the Individual Lightening Lane? What do you think about the estimated debut date for Disney Genie at Walt Disney World? How will this affect your touring plans? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook Page.