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A Confusing Change to Lightning Lane Demystified

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Park hopping with Genie+ just got more complicated. As any new product will, Genie+/ Lightning Lane has experienced some tweaks and changes since it launched at Walt Disney World on October 19, 2021. While we’ve loved some of the changes, others not so much. This one, however, is just confusing.  As of today, it’s being reported that you can no ...

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50% of Guests Use Disney’s Genie+. We Did the Math, Thats A LOT of Money

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Disney’s Genie+ may have been one of the least popular changes in recent Disney history, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t using it. In a recent earnings call, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek credited the new paid service, which replaced FastPass, with being partially responsible for the massive increase in revenue for the company’s Parks and Experiences arm. Later ...

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Guest ‘hacks’ Lightning Lane system to avoid paying fees to bypass the standby queue

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Walt Disney World introduced and implemented its completely revamped ride reservation system last fall, and not everyone is feeling the love for it. That’s because the new services replace the old FastPass and FastPass+ systems at Disney World, both of which were free to Guests and only required making a reservation for a time to enjoy a particular attraction, and ...

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Disney Genie’s Lightning Lane Prices Climb for the Weekend

The new Disney Genie program has officially launched at Walt Disney World and will soon be arriving at Disneyland Resort. With the Disney World launch on October 19, we’ve been able to see and experience the three-part program that has arrived at the Disney Parks. The complimentary Disney Genie upgrade in the My Disney Experience App is rather impressive with ...

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Universal Copies Disney World Genie’s “Why This” on Social Media

Walt Disney World Resort has officially introduced its new Disney Genie which Disney has said will allow Guests to optimize their day and pay to skip lines. The three-part program has a complimentary Disney Genie (built into the My Disney Experience App to optimize your Park day); the Disney Genie+ (much like former FastPass but now $15 per day), and Lightning Lane (eight a-la-carte ...

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Disney Genie’s First Day Comes With a Few Issues

First days are hard! The Disney Genie has arrived at Walt Disney World Resort and Guests are in the Parks exploring and experiencing all the Disney Genie has to offer. When first accessing the My Disney Experience App, you’ll be prompted to update the app which includes the new Disney Genie. There is no separate Disney Genie App. When updating ...

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Goodbye Freebie FastPass. The Disney Genie Has Arrived

Well, Disney fans, it’s time we turn another chapter at Walt Disney World Resort. When the Disney Parks closed in March 2020, we had no idea that would be the last we’d have a chance to experience the Disney FastPass program. The complimentary program was a favorite of ours (and especially our kids!) as who doesn’t love to skip the ...

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