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  • On Jan 8, 2022
    Patricia from IN Asked

    How do I book fast passes?

    Patricia,

    Thanks for your question to planDisney!

    The FastPass program is no longer active at Walt Disney World. It has been replaced by the Disney Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane programs, offering a similar, but different way to make sure you get to visit the iconic attractions that are important to you and your family. With any new system there are going to be questions about how it works, but I find it helpful to look at it as a 3-part program. These three levels of the new system include

    • Disney Genie: Disney Genie is a free feature that runs within the My Disney Experience App. It makes dining and attraction recommendations based on your preferences, and even creates a daily itinerary for you. It showcases recommendations with valuable information like wait times, and links to online meal ordering from many counter service restaurants.
    • Disney Genie+: You can pay extra to purchase the Disney Genie+ feature. With that you can use the Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane entrances for a reduced wait time. Via your My Disney Experience App you choose the next available boarding time at any of a number of select attractions. There are more than 40 attractions across the four theme parks, and these scheduled boarding times let you enjoy other rides and shows in the park while you wait for your time to join in on that special adventure. 
    • Individual Lightning Lane: These are typically 1 or 2 of the more popular and newer attractions at each of the given parks where you can pay extra for an arrival window time. The prices vary over time, based on demand, and this can help you lock in that "Must Do!" experience that was at the top of your bucket list. You can purchase these, even if you are not using Disney Genie+. If you are staying at a Disney Resort Hotel you can make an Individual Lightning Lane purchase starting at 7 am the day of your visit, while other guests can start ordering when the park opens. 

    I hope that this helps with an overview of the new program. If you have follow up questions, please don't hesitate to ask us. 

    Have a Magical Vacation!

    Doug

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I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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