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Disney Lightning Lane, Genie+ Changes [Advanced Selections]

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Big changes are coming to Walt Disney World’s Genie+ and Lightning Lane systems.

Just when you think you’ve figured out how to plan your park day, Disney changes things up again — but this time, it’s all good news…especially if you were a fan of the old FastPass+ system.

Say goodbye to setting your alarm at 6:59 a.m. on the day of your park visit in an attempt to secure your favorite rides. Planning your day is going to get easier starting on July 24.

Let’s take a look at the details.

Lightning Lane Multi Pass

Genie+ is getting a rebrand and will be known as Lightning Lane Multi Pass starting July 24, 2024.

Disney heard the feedback about the confusing names and features, so if you want to skip the line, Lightning Lane Multi Pass will be your new best friend.

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Like Genie+, Lightning Lane Multi Pass can be accessed via the My Disney Experience app and the pricing will stay the same; however, that’s where the similarities end.

New features will include:

  • 3 advanced Lightning Lane selections before your arrival
  • Choose experiences before purchasing
  • Book Lightning Lanes for multiple park days all at once

Lightning Lane Multi Pass attractions all have tiers; guests can choose 1 from the top-tier group and 2 (or all 3) from the second-tier group.

An example at Magic Kingdom could look like Tiana’s Bayou Adventure (tier 1), Haunted Mansion (tier 2), and The Barnstormer (tier 2). Once you use one of your selections, you will be able to choose any multi pass experience from any group. Just like our old friend, FastPass+!

If you have a Park Hopper ticket, you can even select attractions across multiple parks!

Tier groups are subject to change, so be sure to check Lightning Lane attractions before your visit.

Note: The free Genie planning tool is not changing, so guests will continue to be able to access tips, wait times, and more.

Lightning Lane Single Pass

For the most in-demand rides, Lightning Lane Single Pass is the new name for Individual Lightning Lanes. Besides the name, not too much is changing.

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For the attractions that are not included in the Lightning Lane Multi Pass, guests can purchase up to 2 Lightning Lane Single Passes per day.

That means you can book up to 5 attractions of your choice before even arriving in Orlando!

Currently, Lightning Lane Single Pass rides at Walt Disney World include:

  • Magic Kingdom: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ,”TRON” Lightcycle Run
  • EPCOT: “Guardians of the Galaxy”: Cosmic Rewind
  • Hollywood Studios: “Star Wars”: Rise of the Resistance
  • Animal Kingdom: “Avatar” Flight of Passage

Prices vary by ride and day and can cost up to $25 each.

Hot Tip:

You can ride these attractions without paying extra if you score a Virtual Queue Boarding Group!

How To Purchase

When you are ready to purchase your Lightning Lanes, you will have 2 options depending on where you are staying:

  • 7 days in advance for guests staying at a Disney Resort, starting at 7 a.m. ET
  • 3 days in advance for all other guests, starting at 7 a.m. ET

Guests can purchase Lightning Lane Multi Pass, Lightning Lane Single Pass, or both via the My Disney Experience app.

Disneyland will also update the naming of its system, but it will continue to operate in the same way as it does today.

Hot Tip:

Guests staying at a Disney Resort can choose attractions for their entire stay, up to 14 days!

Final Thoughts

This is great news for Disney fans and even the occasional park visitor.

While some have become fond of Genie+ and its ability to stack attractions throughout the day, many people found it too complicated and forced them to be on their phones too much while in the park.

Although Lightning Lane Multi Plus has a longer name and extra cost, it is, at its core, an updated version of the fan-favorite FastPass+.

Starting July 24, guests can plan their park visits in advance, which will undoubtedly make the experience less stressful and more enjoyable — which is what a visit to a Disney park should be all about!

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About Chris Hassan

Chris holds a B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management and managed social media for all Marriott properties in South America, making him a perfect fit for UP and its social media channels. He has a passion for making content catered toward family travelers.

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