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  • On Apr 25, 2022
    Michele from Hampshire Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do I book my fast pass rides

    Hello, hello there, Michele! You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney. Thank you so much for trusting us with your Disney vacation planning questions!

    Although I am sad to let you know that FastPass+ ceased to exist back when the Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks closed down in March 2020, there is actually a really cool alternative that launched in October 2021!

    In order for you to bypass the standard queues at over 40 attractions and experiences throughout the Resort, you will need to purchase the Disney Genie+ Service. Through Genie+, you'll be able to book one Lightning Lane entrance (previously known as FastPass+ selection) at a time starting at 7:00 a.m. EST and ending at park closing. The way this works is that you'll be able to book your next Lightning Lane entrance as soon as you've used the last one, or two hours after you've booked the previous one.

    If you book your first Lightning Lane entrance at 7:00 a.m. sharp, however, you will need to wait two hours after the Theme Park's posted opening time to book the next one. For example, let's say that you booked a Lightning Lane entrance for Pirates of the Caribbean right at 7:00 a.m., but Magic Kingdom Park opens at 9:00 a.m. In this case, you have two options: you would either need to wait until 11:00 a.m. to make your next selection, or until you've used your reservation for Pirates of the Caribbean.

    Michele, in order for you to purchase Genie+, you will need to open your My Disney Experience mobile app, click on the three lines at the bottom right corner of your screen, and click on My Genie Day. Once here, scroll down, click on the purple "Get Disney Genie+ for Today", and follow the steps. After you've purchased the service, click on the Tip Board tab, scroll down, and start booking your Lightning Lane entrances!

    Thanks again for bringing us your question, Michele. If you have any other questions, my friends and I would be delighted to help you out!

    Have a practically perfect day,

    Ana Paula
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Meet the Panelist: Ana Paula, Mexico

¡Hola from Mexico City! I love to sing, hang out with my dogs, listen to Disney music, read, and watch Frozen on repeat. I am also an English teacher, and I love surprising my students with pixie dusted lessons and warm hugs whenever I can! I am thrilled and excited to share my knowledge about EPCOT and the rest of the Walt Disney World Resort–in English and Spanish–with you. ChEARS! Learn More About Ana Paula

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