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Four Individual Lightning Lane Attractions are now moving to Genie+

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Four Individual Lightning Lane Attractions are now moving to Genie+
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Disney has some breaking news! Four paid Individual Lightning Lane Attractions are making a temporary shift to Genie+.

Individual Lightning Lane vs. Genie+

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Recently, Walt Disney World introduced Lightning Lanes to replace to old Fastpass+ system. Lightning Lanes can be accessed through both Genie+ and Disney’s paid Individual Lightning Lane Selection system.

Now, for $15 per person per day at Disney World and $20 per person per day at Disneyland, guests choose the next available time to arrive at a variety of attractions and experiences. Look for the Lightning Lane entrance to use this feature. To find out if Genie+ is worth it, check out Donna’s article HERE.

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Individual Lightning Lane Selections are ride experiences that can be purchased a la carte for headliner attractions. For example, Disney World Guests can pay $11 per person to ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. Read more about pricing here.

A Shift from Individual Lightning Lane Selection to Genie+

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However, today Disney made a major announcement! Four attractions are temporarily shifting from ILLS to Genie+ for a limited time.

According to Walt Disney World’s website, starting very soon, guests can use Genie+ to experience Expedition Everest-Legend of the Forbidden Mountain (Animal Kingdom), Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway (Disney’s Hollywood Studios), Space Mountain (Magic Kingdom), and Frozen Ever After (Epcot).

The Timeframe

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This limited time shift begins on December 19, 2021. It currently runs through January 3, 2022. At that time the four attractions will presumably return to the Individual Lightning Lane Selection offerings and vanish from Genie+.

The assumption is that the change is to help accommodate Disney’s busy holiday season. However, time will tell if the trend continues for other peak crowd times.

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From December 19-January 3, guests can use Genie+ to access Expedition Everest-Legend of the Forbidden Mountain (Animal Kingdom), Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway (Disney’s Hollywood Studios), Space Mountain (Magic Kingdom), and Frozen Ever After (Epcot).

Does this shift in attractions from individual Lightning Lane Selections to Genie+ help you with your holiday travel plans? Will you use Disney Genie+ on your next trip? Please share your thoughts with us on our Facebook Page.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Horrible y complejo el nuevo sistema. Hace que la visita sea demasiado estructurada. Prefiero los FP aunq sean de pago

  2. The reasoning in the article, that it’s to help with crowd control during the busy time, makes no sense given that Disney has stated the pricing for ILL is meant to be demand driven. If anything, the bean counters would be seeing dollar signs during the busy time, jacking up the price for ILL as the standby lines hit their yearly peak.

  3. I think Disney still testing genie+ attractions, but honestly those attractions must stay as part of Genie plus after January 3rd, I recently used Genie+ in the 4 parks and I can tell you, Animal Kingdom even with the new addition it does not worth it. I prefer to pay the individual lighting lane for the fly of the passage instead paying for genie+. The other 3 parks are good and now better with the new additions

  4. During our upcoming trip there, we would not buy ILL for any of those attractions. And we won’t buy genie+ for Epcot or Animal Kingdom since there are not enough attractions in those parks to justify cost. We might buy genie+ for Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, so adding space mountain and runaway railway might convince us to get it. But we’re pretty sick of Disney’s greedy money to grab.

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