Disney Guest Claims Paid Lightning Lane DOUBLED Their Wait Time

in Disneyland Resort

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Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort have been experimenting with a new express system and things haven’t necessarily gone as smooth as many Guests would’ve hoped.

Disney Genie, Genie+, and Lightning Lane were introduced years ago have been implemented at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. For $15.00 per day person at Disney World or $20.00 per person per day at Disneyland, you can skip one standby queue at a time by booking your reservation for the Lightning Lane line. You can only book one reservation at a time or one every hour.

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In addition, for some of the most highly-demanded attractions, Disney Guests can purchase an a-la-carte Lightning Lane entrance access for a price that varies each day.

WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure, which is located at Disney California Adventure Park, is one of the two attractions at the Park that are only available through a-la-carte Lightning Lane purchase. The other is Radiator Springs Racers.

Because of the popularity of the ride, the attraction can experience standby wait times of easily more than 100 minutes, and this makes purchasing the Lightning Lane ticket very enticing.

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However, several Disneyland Guests are claiming that the Lightning Lane is causing the standby line queue to be a lot longer than its posted wait time.

User @themeparkmom shared a rant on TikTok in which they said they waited more than two hours to get to the preshow room for WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure. The ride had a posted time of 75 minutes.

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They say that when they finally got up to the preshow room and had waited two hours, there were about six people from the standby queue who got to go in the room and about 30 from the Lightning Lane.

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Disney’s description of WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure reads:

Embark on an action-packed adventure alongside the amazing Spider-Man! When Peter Parker’s helpful but otherwise buggy Spider-Bots get stuck in replication mode and escape from a WEB Workshop, Spider-Man must stop the rampaging robots before they wreak total techno-havoc across Avengers Campus. Problem is, they’re rapidly leveling up and becoming tough to beat!

Your task? Hop aboard a WEB Slinger vehicle and help weave a frenzied web to trap these friendly neighborhood sidekicks in true Spidey style. It’s up to you to unleash your inner hero and save the Campus from complete chaos!

Perfect for up-and-coming recruits—with no height restrictions.

Many Disney Guests have expressed their displeasure with the Disney Genie, Genie+, and Lightning Lane services, claiming that rides were selling out early in the day and that massive lines for the Lightning Lane queues have still forced them to wait. 

In addition, both Disney World and Disneyland have had glitches with the app at times, but many of those have seemingly been worked out over the last few weeks.

What has your experience been with Disney Genie and Lightning Lane at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort?

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