Launch of Disney World’s Paid FastPass System Is Around the Corner

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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.

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.

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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For starters, Disney World Guest Sophie took to Instagram to share a recent photo of the new Lightning Lane signage that has appeared on the EPCOT attraction, Soarin’ Around the World:

Lightning Lane signs have gone up all around the parks. I’m so sad about this development.

And Andrea shared a photo of the Lightning Lane sign appearing at Magic Kingdom’s The Many Adventures of Minnie the Pooh, writing:

Lightning Lane signage has been making an appearance.

And over in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Guests are beginning to notice Lightning Lane signage appear on popular attractions such as Tower of Terror. According to Chad & Cindy on Instagram:

New Lightning Lane signs have been popping up around Walt Disney World! The “Lightning Lane” at Twilight Zone Tower of Terror seems fitting. Don’t you think?

These are just a few additions to the Lightning Lane signs Guests have been noticing pop up around the Parks for the last few weeks.

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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Disney Genie promises to enhance the way Guests plan and experience a trip at Walt Disney World and its four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom — as well as the two water parks on property — Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.

For more information on Disney Genie, 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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