Paid FastPass Is Coming.. More Lightning Lane Signs Appear at Animal Kingdom

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As previously announced, both FastPass+ at Walt Disney World and MaxPass at Disneyland will be retired and instead Lightning Lane will debut — a paid service.

Now, as we inch closer to the debut of Lightning Lane and Disney Genie, we are noticing even more Lightning Lane signage taking over the Parks.

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We have been reporting on Lightning Lane signage appearing on various Disney World attractions, including “it’s a small world”, Tower of Terror, Soarin’ Around the World, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more.

Now, over in Animal Kingdom, we are noticing more Lightning Lane signs taking over the old FastPass signs. The first sign we spotted was at Kiliminjaro Safaris, as seen in the photo below.

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We also saw Lightning Lane added to The Festival of the Lion King — currently operating as a slightly modified version and called A Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King. You can see the new sign in the photo below.

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In case you are not aware, Lightning Lane will be part of the new Disney Genie and Disney Genie+ service offered. Disney Genie+ will be a paid system that will charge Disney World Guests $15 per person per day to utilize the Lighting Line, which will be the old FastPass+ queue. Walt Disney World Guests will be able to pick one return time at a time for select attractions and skip the lines when their turn arrives.

In addition to Lightning Lane, Disney Genie will also have an option that allows Guests to purchase single experience passes for more “E-ticket” attractions such as Rise of the Resistance or Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at an added cost. These rides will have their own cost, which will differ depending on the day and attraction. Please keep in mind that this option is not included in your Disney Genie+ purchase (if you decide to purchase that offering).

For more information on Lightning Lane, visit our website here.

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Though Disney Genie was announced at the 2019 D23 Expo as part of the experiences and enhancements Guests can look forward to for the 50th anniversary, which will begin on October 1, Disney has not announced a debut date for Disney Genie or Lightning Lane at this time.

Inside the Magic will update you as we get information.

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