Walt Disney World Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane Prices Reach New Record Highs Ahead of the Holidays

The prices for Disney Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane access at select attractions have seen dramatic increases today at Walt Disney World.

As we approach Thanksgiving, the price of Genie+ has jumped to $29 per person after a previous high of $22. Individual Lightning Lane access for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is now $25 per person. These are record highs and also mark the first time that Genie+ is more expensive than Lightning Lane for Rise of the Resistance.

When Genie+ first launched, the service was available at a flat rate of $15 per person, per day. The recent switch to date-based pricing saw a new high price of $22 — which Disney noted was the highest it would go in October, implying the even higher rates that have now come to pass.

Individual Lightning Lane prices have always been on a date-based basis, but the maximum was formerly $20. Since the update to the pricing scale for Genie+, rates for Individual Lightning Lane (especially for Rise of the Resistance, arguably the attraction with the highest demand) have been rising as well.

Notably, Disney Genie+ reached $30 per person, per day at Disneyland last month.

Would you pay $29 for Genie+? Let us know why or why not in the comments.

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12 thoughts on “Walt Disney World Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane Prices Reach New Record Highs Ahead of the Holidays”

    • Yes Disney is going to far and become less a family place . As prices go up will remove the value to go to Disney what use to be a good place for entertainment is for the rich will not pay the price

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  1. I think that it would be a good idea to have genie+ cost at least 150 for the day. This would make it so that it would be a premium upgrade so that less people would buy it. For those who do, it will work great, and for those who don’t, it will not destroy the standby line.

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  2. For a family of 4 for 5 days that would be over $500 for something that used to be free. I believe at Disneyland they at least give you Photopass. I hope Iger is able to stop this nickel and diming of its customers.

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  3. They’re pricing people out of the Parks with all the added hikes and paying for things that used to be free…Resort Parking and FastPass. I especially hate that it favors the rich and hurts middle class and poor families. Just greedy, greedy, greedy. ☹️

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  4. No we would not.It’s taking advantage guests who can only visit holidays.Parks Uber crowded and $54 per person per day.Lucky if u get 3 rides plus individual lightning lane.Help us Bob ur our only hope.

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  5. In Disneyland, you get free photopass along with Genie+, so it appears to offer more benefits than the WDW version. Why do you say it offers fewer?

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  6. Never. I hope Iger gets rid of Genie+ and LL. Get an express pass that works like Universal’s. Very happy Iger is back, whether or not he does what I just suggested.

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    • People would really complain then. I have an annual pass at Universal and unless you have the top tier pass or stay at a premier resort, express pass can cost more than a 1 day ticket during peak times. Looking at the calendar for today a 1 park per day pass is $159, the basic express pass which only let’s you use it once per ride is $239.99, and the unlimited express pass is $269.99.

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  7. I think the company has forgotten its roots. Walt wanted a place to take his family. Now large families can’t go with the price hikes.

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  8. They need to get rid of Genie+ and LL altogether. The lines would then constantly move. The standby lines are painful when you just stand there for 10 minutes with no movement at all. I enjoyed Disney World much better when there before Fast Pass, genie+, and Lightning Lane.

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