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UPDATE: Star Wars Character Meet and Greets Now Removed from Lightning Lane Access at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

We had reported previously that when Star Wars Launch Bay reopens on July 17, Lightning Lane selections via Genie+ could be made for visiting Chewbacca and Darth Vader as well as entering the theater. After initially listing the character meet and greets as Genie+ offerings, the experiences have now been removed from the list.

The updated list of Lightning Lane experiences from the Walt Disney World website is as follows:

Lightning Lane Entrances Offered Through Disney Genie+ Service
Experiences offered (subject to change without notice*):

  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage
  • Disney Junior Play & Dance!
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
  • Meet Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight
  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway**
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™
  • Toy Story Mania!

Lightning Lane Entrances for Individual Purchase (Not Offered Through Disney Genie+ Service)
Experiences offered (subject to change without notice*):

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  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway**
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

**Until August 7, 2022, Lightning Lane entry selections for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Frozen Ever After, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Space Mountain and Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain will be offered through Disney Genie+ service and will not be available as individual (à la carte) purchases.

It is unclear how this removal of the Lightning Lane access will affect the guest flow and wait times within Star Wars Launch Bay when it reopens.

Are you excited to line up for the character meet and greets, even without Lightning Lane? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. I think they should move the Star Wars meet and greets into the building across from the Star Tours ride. Then, move the animated character meet and greets into Animation Courtyard (where Launch Bay is currently). Also, a new animated attraction should be put into Voyage of the Little Mermaid

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