Disney Introduces ‘Lightning Lane’
Disney recently announced that their Fastpass offerings is not coming back to the parks, but is being replaced with “Lightning Lane.”
Lightning Lane will be accessible only through one of two new paid options – Disney Genie+ or individual access purchase. Disney Genie+ will essentially be a rebranded version of Disneyland’s old MaxPass service. Disney Genie+ will allow guests to make one reservation at a time to enter the Lightning Lane at participating attractions, and guests who buy Disney Genie+ may make their first reservation starting at 7am the morning of their visit at Walt Disney World and when they enter the park at Disneyland. This means that making advance Fastpass+ reservations is now a thing of the past, and that guests won’t need to get up early 30 or 60 days before your visit to try to snag limited Fastpass+ reservations.
For everyone else, Disney will try to minimize your expected wait times by offering its new Disney Genie service through the official My Disney Experience and Disneyland Resort apps. Unlike Disney Genie+, Disney Genie is a free service that will create a custom itinerary for you to visit the parks. Learn more.
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