As we inch closer to the debut of Lightning Lane (the new paid FastPass system coming to Disney World and Disneyland) and Disney Genie (a new system that will enhance the way Guests plan and experience a trip at Walt Disney World), we are noticing even more Lightning Lane signage taking over the Disney World Parks.
In case you missed it, Disney previously announced that both FastPass+ at Walt Disney World and MaxPass at Disneyland will be retired, and instead, Lightning Lane will debut — a paid service.
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.
As we inch closer to the debut (though we still do not have an exact date), we are seeing more Lightning Lane signage take over the old FastPass queues at Walt Disney World. We recently reported on signs appearing at Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Soarin’ Around the World at EPCOT.
Now, on a recent trip to Disney World, we noticed more Lightning Lane signage installed — including one at EPCOT’s popular attraction Frozen Ever After.
As seen in the photo below, the words “Lightning Lane” have replaced what used to read “FastPass+”, indicating the new paid system will be coming in the near future.
We also noticed that Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Magic Kingdom received the new Lightning Lane signage, which you can see in the photo below.
We also spotted a Lightning Lane sign installed at the Mad Tea Party attraction, also located in Fantasylnd of Magic Kingdom, as seen in the photo below.
And over in Adventureland, Pirates of the Caribbean recently received its Lightning Lane signage, as seen in the photo below.
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.
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.
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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