Disney announced more details today for the new Disney Parks planning app Disney Genie, including much anticipated information on paid access to FastPass-style queues. Disney Genie will debut this fall at the domestic parks and resorts.
What to Know:
- The complimentary Disney Genie service is an itinerary planning service offering tools including:
- Get Itinerary Updates from Morning to Night: Disney Genie will continue to update your itinerary throughout your day, so you can be more spontaneous and go with the flow.
- Find Your Favorites at a Glance: Create your very own personal tip board to instantly see your favorites. It will display current AND forecasted future wait times, helping you predict when you might experience quicker entry to attractions.
- Enjoy More Flexibility and Fun: Disney Genie brings existing planning features together in one place. Join a virtual queue at certain attractions, make dining and experience reservations, mobile order food at many locations, get help from a virtual assistant and more.
- The upcharge Disney Genie+ service will allow guests to use Lightning Lanes (formerly known as FastPass queues) at one attraction at a time throughout the day on a reservation basis. This option was formerly known as MaxPass at Disneyland and will be $15 per person, per day at Walt Disney World and $20 per person, per day at Disneyland
- Individual Lightning Lane passes will be available at varying price points for up to two attractions per day, with an emphasis on high demand attractions like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, STAR WARS: Rise of the Resistance, and Radiator Springs Racers.
- All selections are day of, not pre-planned
- FastPass, FastPass+ and MaxPass are officially retired
- Disney Genie will also integrate DAS services for eligible guests and help them obtain and plan attraction return times
More to Know
Additional details courtesy of Disney:
For even more convenience and flexibility, there are two other options for enjoying theme parks, through a queue are introducing called the Lightning Lane entrance that also saves you time in line:
- Disney Genie+ service (available for purchase): For the price of $15 per ticket per day at Walt Disney World Resort and $20 per ticket per day at Disneyland Resort, choose the next available time to arrive at a variety of attractions and experiences using the Lightning Lane entrance. You can make one selection at a time, throughout the day – from classics like Haunted Mansion to thrill rides like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and newer favorites like Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run (attractions subject to limited availability). This convenient option is the next evolution of the fan-favorite Disney MaxPass service from Disneyland Resort. Disney Genie+ will also include Disney parks-themed audio experiences and photo features to capture your memories – augmented reality lenses for those visiting Walt Disney World Resort and unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads from your day if you are visiting Disneyland Resort.
- Individual attraction selections (available for purchase): Schedule a time to arrive at up to two highly demanded attractions each day using the Lightning Lane entrance – like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park and Radiator Springs Racers at Disney California Adventure park (subject to limited availability; attractions not included with Disney Genie+). Pricing for this option will vary by date, attraction and park and will be announced closer to launch.
Lightning Lane selections will be made on the same day of your visit and can be used across multiple theme parks, great for those who love the Park Hopper option. Attractions continue to offer a traditional standby queue, or a virtual queue at certain attractions like Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance – to maximize flexibility.
While the FASTPASS, FastPass+ and Disney MaxPass services will be retired, the new program promises flexibility and choices. You can choose from all new options, a mix of them or none at all, and continue to have a great experience no matter how you decide to plan your best Disney day.
Enhancements are being made to the Disability Access Service (DAS) program, including new options to enroll in the program pre-arrival and for DAS participants to select attractions directly in the app. These options will be available in addition to existing, in-person DAS program. Visit Services for Guests with Disabilities page DisneyWorld.com and Disneyland.com for more details.