Disney Lightning Lane and Disney Genie at Disney Parks

Disney Lightning Lane and Disney Genie at Disney Parks

Disney’s FastPass+ Service has been REPLACED with a new service that allows access to rides via the “Lightning Lane”. Available for select rides and at a cost, this new offering is part of the new Disney Genie+ service for Disney Vacationers, now available.

Lightning Lane at Walt Disney World

What is Replacing Disney’s FastPass+ FASTPASS and MaxPass?

The newest service to arrive as a result of a year of changes at Walt Disney World and Disneyland is called Disney Genie+. And with it comes a brand new opportunity to skip the line at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland via the new Lightning Lane feature. Set to roll out this fall, most likely ahead of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Walt Disney World, this is a  paid service. And will officially replace both FastPass+ and MaxPass options in the parks. 

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How Does Using the Disney Lightning Lane Entrance Work?

The Disney Lightning Lane is a feature that is built into the Disney Genie service and offers guests the opportunity to experience select rides via a shorter line with a lower wait for a fee. The chance to pay for your better spot in line is available in two ways.  Guests can purchase Lightning Lane capability on up to two rides per day through the Disney Genie+ service. As an alternative Lightning Lane access can also be purchased as an individual attraction selection. The Disney Genie Service is available as a section in the My Disney Experience App, so already has all your vacation information. 

When is Disney Genie Available?

Disney Genie is available in the My Disney Experience App and is accessible each day of your vacation for you to plan your day. 

When will the Disney Lightning Lane Option Be Available?

Now! at Walt Disney World. Available in the My Disney Experience App.

Is Disney Genie Free?

YES! The Disney Genie service within your My Disney Experience App is FREE. However, Disney Genie+ ( Disney Genie Plus) Is NOT FREE, as it includes 2 Lightning Lane Pass options for each day you purchase it. Note: Disney Genie Plus is a per person, per ticket, per day service. 

Disney Genie+Service For Purchase

  • The Flat Rate is $15 dollar per ticket, per person, per day at Walt Disney World Resort OR $20 per ticket per day at Disneyland Resort
  • Choose up to 2 rides per day
  • Make one selection at a time, throughout the day
  • Made on the same day of your visit 
  • Can be used across multiple theme parks if using Park Hopper.

Individual Attraction Selections For Purchase

  • Schedule a time to arrive for up to 2 high demand rides each day
  • Prices will vary by date. 
  • Subject to limited availability; attractions not included with Disney Genie+
  • Made on the same day of your visit 
  • Can be used across multiple theme parks if using Park Hopper

Disney attractions will continue to maintain a traditional standby, i.e. waiting in the line queue.

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How Much Does Using the Disney Lightning Lane Cost?

If using the Disney Genie+ Service the flat-rate fee for Lightning Lane access is below. 

  • $15 per ticket per day at Walt Disney World Resort
  • $20 per ticket per day at Disneyland Resort

If purchasing Lightning Lane for individual attractions

  • Prices will vary by date. 

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Which Disney Rides Offer Lightning Lane?

While many rides will surely be included in the Lightning Lane program, NOT ALL Disney rides will be included in the Disney Genie+ Service. Here are the ones that are included. 

Lightning Lane Rides at Walt Disney World


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Individual Attractions Lightning Lane Selections Walt Disney World

These rides are on the list of rides where Lightning Lane can be purchased as needed throughout the day, on an individual basis. Check the My Disney Experience App for prices and availability. As you’ll see these are some of the Best Rides at Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom Lightning

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain


Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Avatar Flight of Passage
  • Expedition Everest

Disney Genie+ Attractions

Here are the attractions that are included as part of your PAID Disney Genie+ offerings. With this option, you can choose 2 Lightning Lane rides.  The 120 minute rule is something else to consider when choosing these rides. 

Magic Kingdom

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Haunted Mansion
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Splash Mountain
  • Goofy’s Barnstormer
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid


  • Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Journey into Imagination with Figment
  • Mission Space
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

Hollywood Studios

  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage
  • Disney Jr. Play & Dance
  • Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • MuppetVision 3D
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Toy Story Mania

Animal Kingdom

  • A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King
  • Dinosaur
  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Na’vi River Journey
  • The Animation Experience at Conservation Station
  • Feathered Friends in Flight

Individual Attraction Selections Disneyland

  • Autopia
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Indiana Jones Adventure
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

Individual Attraction Selections California Adventure

  • Goofy’s Sky School
  • Grizzly River Run
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
  • Incredicoaster
  • Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Toy Story Midway Mania

What About FastPass+?

FastPass+ has officially retired and will no longer be available. 

What about MaxPass?

MaxPass has officially retired and will no longer be available. 

Disney Genie+ Service at Disney

Disney Genie at Disney World

What is Disney Genie?

The Disney Genie service puts you in control of how you vacation and matches you up with your favorite things! The Disney Genie service includes Disney Parks audio experiences, AR lenses for Walt Disney World Resort guests. And offers unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads for Disneyland Resort guests.  

  • Personalized Itinerary Feature that You Create.
  • Your itinerary is updated throughout the day.
  • Find your attractions, shows, characters faster! 
  • Join a Disney Virtual queue at certain attractions.
  • Make Dining Reservations
  • Make Experience Reservations
  • Mobile Order Food
  • Get Help from a Virtual Assistant

How Can I Access Disney Genie and the Disney Genie+ Add-ons?

Once it launches, the Disney Genie+ Experience will be available in the My Disney Experience App. You don’t have to download yet another app or reconnect your Disney vacation information. It’s all already part of My Disney Experience. 


Disney FastPass+ has been replaced with the Lightning Lane Option in the new Disney Genie+ Service. Check out all the informaiton on this new paid options for skipping the line at Disney Parks.


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