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New Price Increases on Individual Lightning Lane Attractions

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New Price Increases on Individual Lightning Lane Attractions
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The new Disney Genie system has been available to Guests for less than one week, and we are already seeing price increases. Despite the increase, one attraction has already sold out. What do you think about the fluctuating prices?

Individual Lightning Lane

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The Disney Genie+ is a one day fee add-on where you can access even more attractions with shorter waits. We have now confirmed that access for Genie+ is now $15.98 (including tax) per day per Guest. See which attractions are included in this Lightning Lane access HERE.

There is no limit to how many Guests may purchase Disney Genie+ in a certain day, but certain attractions can be unavailable throughout the day due to growing crowds. Check out the frustrations with the Disney Genie+ HERE.

This is not to be confused with the Individual Lightning Lane Selections. This is a paid add-on priced per person per attraction. You can select up to two headliners per day to ride using this option. 

Despite Disney not holding back Individual Selections even when they said they would, they have since changed their policy. If a ride “sells out” before park opening, offsite Guests will have to use the standby line.

Individual Lightning Lane Prices

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Initially we shared that Individual Lightning Lane pricing will vary by date, attraction, and park. Many Guests were shocked as prices were released for the Individual Lighting Lane attractions. Each Park offers 2 Lightning Lane selections which are typically the attractions with the longer standby wait time.

Guests were busily doing the math to see if they would be willing to pay these additional prices for select attractions multiplied by their entire traveling party. Unfortunately, we are now seeing our first set of price increases for the Individual Lightning Lane attractions.

Individual Lightning Lane prices will vary by date, attraction, and park. We now see our first weekend of increased prices for these attractions.

New Price Increase

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We knew that these prices could increase, but I think I’m not alone in thinking that Disney may have given us at least a week to adjust to the sticker shock of this new system.

The new pricing for today is as follows in all of the 4 Theme Parks

Magic Kingdom:

  • Space Mountain: $9 (previously $7)
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train: $12 (previously $10)

EPCOT:

  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure: $11 (previously $8)
  • Frozen Ever After: $11 (previously $9)

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Flight of Passage: $14 (previously $11)
  • Expedition Everest: $7 (stays the same)
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Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

  • Rise of the Resistance: $15 (stays the same)
  • Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway $10 (previously $8)

It is nice to see that a few of the attractions remained the same price, but this is a bit much to take in especially as we move into the busy holiday season in the Parks.

Some have questioned if Disney Guests will still be willing to pay these large prices to ride their favorite attractions. As of 9:00am this morning, Rise of the Resistance has sold all available Lightning Lane passes for the 4th DAY in a ROW.

As of 9:00am this morning, Rise of the Resistance has sold all available Lightning Lane passes for the 4th DAY in a ROW.

What do you think of these price increases? Does this change your mind in utilizing the Lightning Lane on your upcoming Disney vacation? How much would you be willing to pay to ride your favorite attraction? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook Page.


19 COMMENTS

  1. I’m strongly regretting our purchase of DVC in 2018. First taking away magical express. Now taking away fast passes and replacing with a paid system that doesn’t work nearly as efficiently (and has way less benefit) when the cost of tickets hasn’t decreased but only increased. What on earth are we paying for? What happened to the perks of staying on property? I feel like I’m being nickeled and dimed to death. On top of that you have to wake up extra early to pick your first LLs at 7am. No pre-planning – most stressful Disney trip ever. This will be our last trip to Disney for a good long while. Hello Hilton Head, Aulani, and exchanging for RCI points.

    I would have 100% canceled this trip if my daughter wasn’t dancing at Disney – fun, and increasingly expensive opportunity.

    I’m beyond disappointed and mad that the magic is being replaced by how much $$ they can get.

  2. I’m done with disney. The social distancing year was great, I’ve seen everything a millions times. It stinks now with all the people, the crazy prices and reduced offerings (no trams, no fast pass, etc.) Sionora. It’s been real.

  3. I won’t be back until they correct this pay per ride crap. I’ve been hundreds of times…you lost a huge family of fans.

  4. I won’t be going back to any Disney park, and it breaks my heart. I was born the same year as Disneyland and can’t afford the prices anymore.

  5. Exactly! Not going, not paying. And my family is DVC member. I will use the resort and explore Florida. We are done but Disney won’t listen. The only thing that will force change is by not paying these charges!

  6. Deplorable money grab and during a pandemic to boot…. I will bet after this year a lit of people will think twice on Disney… I know I will. Glad I dont belongv to DVC…. Might get one cheap soon…. Hello Universal and a day trip to Disney.

  7. I am absolutely disgusted that we have to pay for something that has been included in our ticket prices for years! What next? Pay to use the toilet?

  8. Just sad…Disney used to know how to treat its customers. That’s what made it special and unlike any other theme parks. Not true now. There will be short term profit, but I think it’ll hurt Disney in the future.

  9. Rise of the resistance ride name should be changed to the “rise of the Disney profits” as this will quickly increase its LL price ($15 to $25).

    I am a bit surprised that BC (Bob Chepak) didn’t jack the rates already, but even he is surprised how much $$ he can make with the LL by replacing the more complicated virtual queue.

    BC and his buddies must be laughing their butts off on how much they can screw loyal Disneyites (already committed to this present vacation).

    Time will tell if these people, who paid bigger $$ just to wait in a different premier line, will revisit next year.

    I think BC is preparing for his next CEO role where he can screw over even more people, likely as CEO of a major oil company in which he can jack gas to $25/gallon (since this Disney test clearly proves that customers will pay whatever the company charges).

  10. Doesn’t really bother me. I won’t pay it. I will use DVC as a base, I will eat off site and split stay elsewhere. Perhaps Universal. Perhaps a cruise. Disney rides have only sentimental value anyway and most tend to break down.

  11. We are AP live next to Disney so we will only use genie + when kids and grandbabies fly in twice a year. I don’t see locals spending money for ILL.
    I do think that those who may only come every so many yrs will pay for Genie + and or ILL but will off set these additional exorbitant prices by not spending as much on dining and maybe staying off sight.

  12. Gosh it’s almost like they *want* me to get so aggravated that I stop paying and going. They’re doing a really fine job of that, I must say.

    I for one am in the camp that refuses to pay for individual rides. I already have a platinum pass. I thought my ability to ride multiple rides per day was covered in the exorbitant cost of that pass. I will not be fleeced twice.

    Disney, you are fast losing my business. I hope others agree or else my drop in the bucket won’t matter at all. Until people stop paying these ridiculous double and triple dips for not that great an experience, they will just keep pushing. Have fun with that.

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