For months now, we’ve shared all kinds of updates and thoughts on FastPass, including a look at whether our readers thought FastPass would return to Disney World in 2021, a look at the new paid FastPass system being used in Disneyland Paris, and more. Now, we’ve got a MAJOR update on the future of FastPass at Disneyland and Disney World.
Earlier today, Disney announced that FastPass will NOT return to Disney World or Disneyland Resort. MaxPass also will not return to Disneyland.
Disney has indicated that both of those systems will be retired. But, two NEW, paid systems will take their place.
First, there will be a Disney Genie+ paid service (not to be confused with the FREE Disney Genie planning service Disney will soon be releasing).
Through Disney Genie+, guests will be able to select the next available time to arrive at an attraction (essentially making a single FastPass+ selection). When the arrival time is reached, the guest will then head to the attraction and use the “Lightning Lane” and skip the standby line. The “Lightning Lane” is essentially the new name for FastPass+ lines.
Guests will be able to make a single Disney Genie+ ride selection at a time, and over 40 attractions at Disney World will be available through the system. Over 15 attractions at Disneyland will be available through the system there. Disney Genie+ will also include select other benefits like Augmented Reality lenses in Disney World, PhotoPass downloads in Disneyland, and more.
At Disney World, the cost will be $15 per ticket per day. At Disneyland, the cost will be $20 per ticket per day.
Individual Attraction Selections
In addition to Disney Genie+, guests will be able to pay for Disney’s NEW Individual Attraction Selection service. With this service, guests will pay a fee PER RIDE to utilize the “Lightning Lane.”
The attractions offered through this individual purchase option will be different than those offered through Disney Genie+. Guests will only be able to schedule an arrival time through this service for up to 2 high-demand attractions per day.
Pricing for this Individual Attraction Purchase option will vary by date, attraction, and park.
Don’t want to pay for Disney Genie+ or the Individual Attraction Selection? You’ll still be able to utilize standby lines or virtual queues for attractions throughout the parks.
Disney Genie is set to debut in the fall, and it’s our understanding that these new options (Disney Genie+ and Individual Attraction Selection) will also debut in the fall.
There are quite a few moving pieces when it comes to Disney Genie, Genie+, and Individual Attraction Selection. We’re working on getting you all of the latest info. Check out some of our more in-depth or detail-specific posts below:
- Click here to learn about Genie+ and Individual Attraction Selection, including what attractions have been listed for each and more details
- Click here to see what Annual Passholders need to know about Disney Genie
- Click here to see how and why you’ll pay for individual rides in Disney Genie+ with Individual Attraction Selection
- Click here to see more about the features of the FREE Disney Genie planning service (different than Genie+ and Individual Attraction Selection)
- Click here to see how Disney Genie+ is different from MaxPass
- Click here to see how being a hotel guest will benefit you with the Individual Attraction Selection service
And check out the video below to learn more about these new services:
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Would you pay for these new systems? Tell us in the comments.