BREAKING: Genie+ Rebranded, Lightning Lane Advance Purchase Coming to Walt Disney World

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BREAKING: Genie+ Rebranded, Lightning Lane Advance Purchase Coming to Walt Disney World

Over a year after announcing they intended to simplify Genie+ and Lightning Lane, Disney has finally announced changes to the services.

Disney Genie+ will be rebranded at both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. The service will also be available to purchase ahead of time at Walt Disney World.

Genie+ and Lightning Lane Updates in July

Disney Genie+ will soon be called Lightning Lane Multi Pass. Individual Lightning Lanes will be called Lightning Lane Single Pass.

A close-up of a ticket reveals the magic of Genie+, giving you swift access to Lightning Lane at Walt Disney World.

At Walt Disney World, hotel guests will be able to purchase Lightning Lanes seven days ahead of time. All other guests can purchase this skip-the-line option three days in advance. Guests will also be able to book before paying to make sure they have the times they want, similar to the former (free) FastPass+ system.

Hotel guests will be able to book passes for the duration of their vacation (up to 14 days) as soon as they can purchase Lightning Lane.

With Lightning Lane Multi Pass, guests can make up to three selections in one day at one theme park in advance. They’ll be able to choose from various available times. On the day of their visit, they can make additional selections after they use a Lightning Lane pass. See the full list of attractions available via Genie+ and soon Multi Pass.

The Single Pass option will function relatively the same, but guests can make selections in advance. They can make up to two selections per day for high-demand rides. The following attractions are available through Individual Lightning Lane and will have Single Pass options:

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • TRON Lightcycle / Run
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
  • Avatar Flight of Passage
A Walt Disney World infographic explains updates to the Genie+ and Lightning Lane features, showcasing new pass options, easier experience selection before purchase, and flexible modification of plans throughout the day.

The My Disney Experience app will also be updated to make it “quicker and easier” to purchase and plan, with fewer steps and a new option to purchase a Multi Pass and Single Pass in one transaction.

The rebrand will go into effect at Disneyland but the system will remain the same. The free Disney Genie service at both resorts will also remain the same.

Disney said the changes are the result of many focus groups they had with guests.

These changes will go into effect on July 24, 2024.

The changes come not long after Disney updated their Disability Access Service (DAS) policies to restrict use of the free accessibility service. Many disabled guests denied DAS since the changes have been told to purchase Genie+ instead. A petition against the changes has over 20,000 signatures.

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