The time has come: Disney’s new paid Fastpass replacement, Disney Genie+, is here. If you miss skipping the lines at all your favorite attractions, you can now do so with the help of Disney Genie+. But wait, there’s more! While guests will be able to purchase Genie+ and ride most rides with a shorter line, not all attractions are available through Genie+. That’s where the new Individual Attraction Selection (IAS) system comes into play.
The Individual Attraction Selection system uses surge pricing and allows guests to pay-per-ride. Keep in mind that you don’t have to pay to ride the IAS attractions; there will still be a virtual or standby queue. Now that you’ve got the idea, you might be wondering how to purchase an Individual Attraction Selection. Let’s break it down. 🕺
What Is An Individual Attraction Selection?
With the new Genie+ feature, guests can make reservations to skip the lines at more than 40 rides throughout Disney World. This costs $15 per ticket, per day. But each Disney World park has two rides (the most popular ones) that don’t qualify for Genie+.
You can “skip the lines” at these rides by purchasing an Individual Attraction Selection (or Pay-Per-Ride) reservation. You do not have to have Genie+ to buy these reservations, and if you have Genie+, you will still have to pay the extra fee. Guests can buy up to two of these reservations per day. The prices for each attraction (we like to call them the Fancy Rides) currently range from $7 to $15.
If you decide to take advantage of the Individual Attraction Selection system, you can reserve up to 2 rides per day, and they don’t have to be in the same Disney park if you have Park Hopper. After making a reservation, you will be given a return time with a window of 1 hour to ride the attraction. So how do you buy it?
How to Buy Individual Attractions/Make Reservations
There’s a main page called “My Day,” where you might find the Pay-Per-Ride attractions if you’ve already filled in your preferences for the Genie. When you click on “My Day,” there’s a recommended activity to fill in your preferences. You can do this before your visit.
This is not required for buying an Individual Attraction Selection, but it might make it easier to find the attractions on your “My Day” page.
Or you can head to the Tip Board section, where there’s a list of rides in the park you’re visiting first. You can find the attraction you want there and see how much it costs.
If the ride you’re looking for is not in the first park you’re visiting (AKA you’re park hopping later in the day and want to buy reservations for a ride in that park), click “Change Park” at the top of the Tip Board.
Once you’ve found the ride you want to purchase reservations for, you’ll tap the “Purchase” button.
Next, you’ll select which people in your party you want to buy reservations for.
The next step is to choose the time that you want to ride the attraction — you can search by hour during the day, and then it will show you specific times within that hour. Remember that your reservation gets you a one-hour window to return to the ride. So if you reserve the ride for 10AM, you can return anytime between 10AM and 11AM.
Hit continue, and then read over the information to confirm your purchase.
On the next page, you’ll go over your payment information and choose how you want to pay. You can use the card you have on file with the My Disney Experience app or a Disney gift card. A Cast Member previously told us that Apple Pay will be an option, but we didn’t see it listed as an option when we bought our reservations. You’ll review the payment summary and hit “Purchase.” Then you should see an order confirmation page, which means your order is complete!
Park Hopping?! Here’s An Individual Attraction Selection Issue You May Encounter!
If you’re trying to book an Individual Attraction Selection ride in two different parks (because you have Park Hopper), it can be a little tricky to find the ride that’s not in the first park you’re visiting. For example, we had Disney’s Hollywood Studios as the first park of our day, so we bought a reservation for Rise of the Resistance.
But we knew we would park hop over to EPCOT later in the day, so we wanted to book Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure as the second one. To find Remy’s, we had to go back to the Genie Tip Board, change the park at the top, and scroll down to find Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. Even though we selected both of these attractions when we chose our selections for the day, neither popped up automatically.
There you have it! If you’re wanting to ride the *fancy rides* in Disney World with a shorter wait time, you officially can! Don’t forget that you can also (or instead) purchase Genie+ for $15 per person, per day to reserve rides and “skip the lines” for most other Disney World attractions. Or, you can simply jump in the stand-by lines! Also, as a reminder, the free virtual queue is still available for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure! We’ll continue to share more Disney Genie tips, so stay tuned for more!
Let Us Know Your Questions!
Also, please let us know your thoughts, worries, and questions! We know that this is all super confusing and we want to do our best to help you out so your next Disney World trip can be a smooth one!!
Will YOU try out the new Individual Attraction Selection service in Disney World? Let us know in the comments!