Hey, DFB friends! We’re here with a quick update from Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
The Disney Genie service debuted this week and let’s just say we had a very different experience at Animal Kingdom than we did at other Disney Parks! Let’s discuss.
Primeval Whirl construction continues! The walls are still up and part of the ride remains…
…while a BIG part of the ride is already demolished and gone.
We still don’t know what Disney plans to do with this spot but we’re watching closely for any news!
In Discovery Trading, we found three new Monsters, Inc. pins featuring Sulley, Mike, Randall, and of course, Roz!
They’re limited edition and Sulley costs $15.99, while the other two pins cost $19.99 each.
Disney Genie Update
The Disney Genie debuted on October 19th and we tried out Disney Genie’s two new paid services in Animal Kingdom. We purchased both the Genie+ and Individual Attraction Selection (pay-per-ride) as an experiment, as both services provide access to different attraction Lightning Lanes. When we rope dropped Avatar Flight of Passage first thing in the morning, we noted that the standby line was 50 minutes.
Later, when we bought an Individual Attraction Selection for Flight of Passage for $11, we waited in the Lightning Lane for approximately 8 minutes while the standby line was 75 minutes!
When we bought Genie+, the posted time for Na’vi River Journey was 40 minutes for standby, while our Lightning Lane wait time was only 7 minutes.
And when there was a 50 minute standby line for Kilimanjaro Safaris, we ended up waiting 5 minutes via the Genie+ Lightning Lane.
We also encountered a very low 10 minute standby wait for Expedition Everest, while the Individual Attraction Selection cost for the Lightning Lane access was $7.
It’s REALLY important to check wait times before buying an Individual Attraction Selection, especially since they can’t be modified or canceled.
So that’s the news from Animal Kingdom! Keep checking back with DFB for more Disney World and, of course, Disney Genie coverage!
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