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!
Happy November, friends! As we get closer to the end of 2021, we thought we should look back and reflect on everything that happened in Disney World in October!
Last month was a BUSY time for Disney World: we kicked off the 50th Anniversary celebration, started using Disney Genie, and learned SO much about how to be successful in Disney World going forward! Now, let’s take a look at the biggest things we found out in Disney World in October.
We figured out how many rides you can do using Genie+ and Individual Attraction Selection, how rider swap works now, and so much more. But, we thought we’d compile ALL of that information in one place for you, so here’s everything you need to know about Disney Genie!
Disney’s new planning tool, Disney Genie, launched today in Disney World and we’ve been checking out exactly how it works in the parks.
We’ve shown you step-by-step guides on how to use the free version of Genie, Genie+, the paid program that replaced the old FastPass+ system, as well as Individual Attraction Selections AKA pay-per-rides attractions. Now that we’ve had some time to test all of the new features out, we’ve come to some conclusions. So, here are our biggest takeaways from the first day of Genie!
While the Disney Genie planning service is free, guests do have the option to purchase Genie+ and/or Individual Attraction Selections. These paid services grant guests the ability to select return times to access the Lightning Lanes (or what used to be FastPass+ lanes) of different rides. But, just how long did we actually wait for rides using these new paid FastPass+ replacement services?
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. 🕺