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New Price Increases on Individual Lightning Lane Attractions

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

Credit: Susan

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)


  • 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)
Credit: Susan

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.

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Theresa J Knight

Wednesday 16th of March 2022

My autistic son and I are supposed to go to DW end of April. I've pretty much decided to use my money somewhere else. Have talked to my son. He is devastated. I too am disappointed. It was a once in a lifetime trip.

Mike Fuller

Wednesday 16th of March 2022

We were doing two 2-week trips every year pre-pandemic at on site locations. We are done. No fun trying to figure out latest nonsense. We can go to Hawaii cheaper than Disney world.

Debbie C Johnson

Friday 17th of December 2021

Just got back from DW…so over it…Nicole and Dime is correct…..3 hrs wait as ride kept breaking…you’d think with all they charge breakdowns would not be a problem…


Sunday 28th of November 2021

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.


Sunday 24th of October 2021

Totally agree!

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