A new system is taking over FastPass+ in Disney World soon — Disney Genie+!
The system is part of the new Disney Genie program that will be in the My Disney Experience app. Genie (the trip planning system) is free, but you have to pay $15 per day, per ticket to use Genie+ (the new, paid FastPass-like system). The paid system lets you select return times to use the new Lighting Lanes at rides around Disney World, which will allow you to skip the majority of the stand-by lines. We just saw a few Lightning Lane signs go up in Magic Kingdom, and now, we’ve found some in EPCOT!
In The Land pavilion at EPCOT, we went to check in on Living with the Land, as it’s been closed for well over a week now. While there, we saw that a new Lightning Lane sign has been installed where the old FastPass+ sign was before!
The ride still isn’t open, but this new sign does give us hope that it might open soon!
We then went over to look at Soarin’, and it has a new sign, too!
The ride is not using this new lane right now, as the Genie+ system hasn’t launched yet!
And over at the Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival in Future World, a Lightning Lane sign as been added there too!
We don’t know the official launch date of Disney Genie+ yet, but the free Genie system is set to launch sometime this fall, and we expect Genie+ will launch around that time too. Over 40 rides will fall under the Genie+ system, but there will be some high-demand attractions that will NOT be included in Genie+. To utilize the Lightning Lanes at those rides, you’ll have to pay for them individually through a system being called Individual Attraction Selection. We’ll let you know when we find more Lightning Lane signs around Disney World, so stay tuned!
Are you excited to use the new Lightning Lanes?! Let us know in the comments!