Skipping the standby lines for some of your favorite Disney World rides is about to CHANGE (for a limited time, that is).
Right now, Disney World guests can skip the lines at some of the most popular attractions in the parks either by using Disney Genie+ or Individual Attraction Selection — both of which are paid systems that replaced FastPass+. Certain rides are available through Genie+ while others are only available through Individual Attraction Selection. But just what rides will be on which list is about to change for a little bit!
A quick recap: Genie+ and Individual Attraction Selection are the PAID systems that recently replaced FastPass+. To skip the lines using Genie+, a guest pays $15 per person per day at Disney World. They can then make 1 selection to use the Lightning Lane (old FastPass+ lane) at a ride during a certain return time period. They can then continue to make 1 Lightning Lane selection at a time throughout the day.
But select popular rides are NOT available through Genie+. To skip the standby line at those rides, guests need to pay to use the Lightning Lane for each ride individually. Prices can vary depending on the ride, park, and day.
As we mentioned, some rides are available through Genie+ and others are available through Individual Attraction Selection. But some changes on these ride lists are coming soon.
Disney has just announced that 3 rides which are normally available through Individual Attraction Selection will soon be available through the regular Genie+ service from tomorrow (February 25th) through August 7th.
Specifically, at EPCOT, Frozen Ever After will be available through the regular Genie+ service between February 25th and August 7th.
EDITOR’S UPDATE: Since this post was originally published, Disney has announced that Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure will also be available through the regular Disney Genie+ service from May 31 – August 7, 2022!
Over at Magic Kingdom, Space Mountain will also be available through the regular Genie+ throughout that time period. And at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will also be available through the regular Genie+ for that period of time.
That means that, between February 25th and August 7th, if you want to skip the standby lines for these rides, you won’t need to pay for them separately through Individual Attraction Selection. Instead, they’ll simply be included in the regular Genie+ service ($15 per person per day) and you can select a return time for these rides through that.
We saw this same thing done back in December for select rides, ahead of the big New Year’s Eve holidays. It seems Disney may be doing this again in anticipation of the Spring Break and summer crowds headed to the parks.
Again, remember that this is just a limited-time change. We’ll keep an eye out for more updates!
What do you think of these changes? Tell us in the comments!