Now that the holiday season is here (!!!) and travel restrictions are being lifted around the world, Disney World has been seeing longer lines and higher wait times. On our way into EPCOT today, we definitely felt the impacts of these changes. Take a look at the crowd level on this sunny Sunday!
As the Genie once said (or sang), “You got some power in your corner now”: Disney Genie+ has arrived in Disney World. Between Disney’s two new paid services, Individual Attraction Selection (IAS or pay-per-ride) and Genie+, guests can now skip the lines at many of their favorite attractions and let Disney’s Genie service plan their day.
After a long period of speculation and waiting, we were finally able to test out Disney’s new paid FastPass+ replacement systems today! One important thing to note is that there is a limited number of Individual Attraction Selections available per day and they can sell out. So the question is: how quickly did the first Individual Attraction Selection option sell out today?
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. 🕺
Disney’s Fastpass+ service is no longer in place, but there’s a NEW Fastpass+ replacement coming soon to Disney World called Disney Genie+. If you miss strolling through the Fastpass line to board your favorite attraction, you might be interested in paying for Disney Genie+, which will give guests access to over 40 attractions in Disney World.
As we wait for Disney Genie to take over, we’ve been keeping our eyes out for new Lightning Lane signage around the parks. We put together a handy little list of ALL the Disney attractions that will use Lightning Lanes (AKA the old Fastpass lane).
After the flurry of information that came out about Disney’s new service, we had a TON of questions! So we’re breaking down some of the most confusing elements in a way that’s easy to understand!
Disney Genie+ is a new paid service coming soon to Disney World and Disneyland. There’s a lot to unpack with this new Fastpass+ replacement, and we still have a lot of questions about how everything will work!
One thing we do know is that guests who want to use the Lightning Lane will have to pay for select attractions separately, like the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, by making Individual Attraction Selections. If you’ve been to Disneyland Paris recently, you might notice some similarities in the new Individual Attraction Selection process — let’s break it down!
August marks that transition point in the year where everyone heads back to school, summer is over, and we get back into a routine. In Walt Disney World, August was a busy month! We learned a TON of new information (some good, some bad), and got one step closer to the big 50th Anniversary Celebration.
While we prepare for what’s to come, let’s look back at some of the biggest things we found out about Walt Disney World in August.
Well, August was a BIG month when it comes to Disney news.
We’re back with a check-in on the most unexpected/vacation-altering news that happened in Disney World last month and, well, this one’s a doozy. Are you sitting down? Comfy? HYDRATED? We ask because this list of unexpected news is pretty much dissertation length. Don’t worry though, we’re here to guide ya through it.
Recently we’ve seen some HUGE Disney news announced.
FastPass+, FASTPASS, and MaxPass will not return to Disney World or Disneyland. A NEW, FREE planning service called Disney Genie is coming soon will help you optimize your time in the parks. But, if you want to skip the standby lines in the parks, you’ll have to purchase one of Disney’s new PAID FastPass-like services — Genie+ or Individual Attraction Selection. It’s a LOT to take in, but the main thing to take away is that if you want to skip the standby lines, you’ll have to pay for it. We asked our readers whether they would do that. Here’s what they said.
Now, the new, paid systems replacing FastPasses — called the Disney Genie+ and Individual Attraction Selection — have officially started in Disney World, and they’re coming to Disneyland as well. But there’s also a FREE planning system called the Disney Genie, which can help you see information about some of these new paid features as well while also showing you (for free) forecasted wait times and more. Yes, it can get a little bit confusing! You’ve been sending us lots of questions about these new systems, so today we’re trying to answer as many of them as we can.