Are you still in shock over the possible prices of the new Disney Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane? Check out how we may see a change in prices for these new services before they even debut.
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.
Although the Walt Disney Company has 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.
The Disney Genie is a free system that helps to develop suggested touring plans for your day in the Parks. This will soon be available for use through the My Disney Experience app.
How much will it cost?
This is all well and good, but what Disney fans have an issue with is the paid option for this new system known as Disney Genie+.
The Disney Genie+ is a paid feature that allows Guests to choose a next available time to arrive at a variety of attractions and experiences using the Lightning Lane entrance.
This sounds a lot like the FastPass system that we used to enjoy for FREE. Disney Genie+ will cost $15 per person per day at Disney World and $20 per person per day at Disneyland. Even this paid option has a few restrictions, check these out HERE.
There is also Individual Lightning Lane option. This 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.
Change in Premier Pricing
The first Disney Park to debut this new paid attraction system was Disneyland Paris. The system in place at Disneyland Paris is known as Premier Access, and it first debuted in August 2021. At that time prices for top attraction were £15 and lower level attractions were £8.
We heard reports that Disneyland Paris Guests were not thrilled with this news and purchases for the Premier Access were not well received. I (Donna) had the opportunity to visit Disneyland Paris in September 2021. Lanes were clearly marked for Premier Access, but I never saw Guests utilizing these lanes.
Today, Disneyland Paris has now adjusted the pricing for Premier Access. Top attractions can now be enjoyed at £12 and lower attractions can be enjoyed for £5. Currently, this only applies to off-peak weekdays. Prices will be adjusted in high-peak times and on the weekends.
Today, Disneyland Paris has now adjusted the pricing for Premier Access.
What could this mean for US Parks?
What could this mean for both Walt Disney World and Disneyland in California? At this time the Walt Disney Company has not yet announced pricing for the Individual Lightning Lane. This change at Disneyland Paris may based on low interest, and it may help to shape the price for this additional cost.
The Disney Genie has already been modified prior to its debut. We are hoping that the originally cited price of $15 per person per day at Disney World and $20 per person per day at Disneyland could still be adjusted based on this experience at Disneyland Paris.
At this time, the Walt Disney Company has not announced a change to this system. We are simply hoping that this change at Disneyland Paris may positively affect our Disney Genie and Individual Lightning Lane features.
What do you think of the price adjustment for Premier Access at Disneyland Paris? Do you think you will utilize the paid Genie+ system in the Disney Parks? Do you think we may see a price adjustment for this new system? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook Page.