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Breaking: Pricing and Details Revealed for Individual Lightning Lane Selections

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Breaking: Pricing and Details Revealed for Individual Lightning Lane Selections
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Pricing and restrictions have been released for Individual Lightning Lane Selections. Are these reasonable or more expensive than you thought? What do you think of the restrictions?

Genie Debut

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Disney has just announced that Genie+ will debut in just a few short weeks! You can see the official roll out date HERE. It is nice to finally have official confirmation after many months of speculation, testing, and training.

If you are still needing assistance on what Disney Genie is and the differences between the Genie+ attractions and the Individual Lightning Lane Selections, see our full guide HERE.

Individual Lightning Lane

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The a la carte option for this new system is known as Individual Lightning Lane Selections, or ILLS for short…because it makes me ill to pay for rides that should be free. Here is the official list of attractions included:

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Space Mountain in Magic Kingdom; Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and Frozen Ever After in Epcot; Rise of the Resistance and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway in Hollywood Studios; Flight of Passage and Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom.

Pricing

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The Disney website states, “Prices will vary by date, attraction and park. For example, the Lightning Lane entrance to Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure will be $9 per person on October 19 and $11 per person on October 23.

As another example, on both those dates, Lightning Lane entrance to Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain will be $7 per person, while Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will be $15 per person.

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Throughout the year, prices may be lower on some days and higher on other days. This option may be purchased at up to 2 different attractions each day.”

So the least popular ride (Everest) will be $7 while one of the most popular rides (Rise of the Resistance) will be $15. Of course, these will fluctuate based on date, but these seem more reasonable than the $20-$25 per person per ride we were hearing.

Sample Pricing

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Some sample pricing includes:

  • On October 19:
  • Everest: $7
  • Mine Train: $10
  • Ratatouille: $9
  • Rise of the Resistance: $15
  • On October 23
  • Everest: $7
  • Mine Train: $12
  • Ratatouille: $11
  • Rise of the Resistance: $15

Do note that this pricing is per person.

Restrictions

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When you purchase this a la carte ILLS you can choose from a list of available return times throughout the day. You will only be able to purchase that attraction once a day using ILLS. This means you will not be able to pay to ride Rise of the Resistance more than once. You can, however, use the standby line (or virtual queue for Remy).

You will be able to purchase both Individual Lightning Lane Selections at 7 am if you wish IF you are staying onsite. If you are staying offsite, you must wait until park opening to purchase your ILLS. You will purchase these in the My Disney Experience app.

Slinky Dog Dash queue during Early Theme Park Entry. Credit: Monica

Personally, I would take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry or extended evening hours for deluxe Guests instead of paying. I was able to ride almost every attraction at Hollywood Studios with no wait!

Lastly, and probably most importantly, once you purchase your ILLS you CANNOT change or cancel your selection! This means you will not get your money so be sure you are willing to pay to ride before you purchase!

What do you think of these prices? Will you purchase the a la carte attractions or stick to a better touring strategy? Join the conversation in the comments below and on Facebook.




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9 COMMENTS

  1. It’s all BS. They need to get more creative on how to recoup profits lost instead of robbing and making their most loyal patrons angry. Get to the drawing board and come up with a new film or something. I thought you were imagineers. This is the lazy and unimaginative way out. I am quite disappointed. You’ve let me down and I had your company on a pretty high pedestal.

  2. Don’t count on “I better”. You have to roll with it and love it or stay home. Ive been in the parks over 300 times and go because I love being there….never once complaining. Its only magical if you have money….

  3. I understand the desire to recoup revenue lost during the pandemic, daily park prices have been raised, annual pass prices have been raised. The point of purchasing a ticket, pass or making plans to stay in the resort is expensive in its own right, and ALL rides are included. I know there are people who won’t see a problem paying extra for lightening lanes, however, for those of us who sacrifice to purchase the tickets, annual passes or the resort stays, the added expense is really just that, an added expense. And an unnecessary one at that. So, if you can afford lightening lanes, bravo! Go ahead and take advantage. For those of us who are just happy having tickets, annual passes or reservations at the resorts for that once in a lifetime trip and enjoy going when we can, we’ll stick to the standby lane.

  4. How do I know how much I will be paying for each ride? Is Disney going to post a calendar showing the rates ahead of time? In addition, if I’m going to spend extra money (on top of the extremely high ticket price) to bypass the regular line I better get immediate (lightening) access to the ride.

    • I imagine they will just having the pricing on the app. There will likely be no price list to help you plan ahead of time. It will fluctuate too much based on ride and date.

  5. I can’t imagine paying that much extra to skip the line when already paying such a high price to enter the park. This doesn’t feel magical at all.

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