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  • On Jul 4, 2023
    Debbie from LA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We booked a trip for Feb 9-13, 2024. I gather FastPass is discontinued. What is the replacement? Also, our trip coincides with cheerleading competition; but I do not see it listed on the ESPN events page. How do I reserve for that event?

    Hi Debbie, thanks for stopping by planDisney!

    I’m so glad to hear you have booked your next visit to Walt Disney World Resort in 2024! If you want to bypass the standby queue at your favorite attractions, Lightning Lanes are the way to go.  There are a few different ways you can access Lightning Lanes. 

    Disney Genie+ Service will allow you to access the Lightning Lane entrance at most of the attractions in each theme park. Disney Genie+ Service can be purchased on the morning of your park visit through your “Tip Board” on the My Disney Experience mobile app. Beginning at 7:00 AM on the day of your visit, you can make your first Lightning Lane selection. You may only hold one Lightning Lane selection at a time, so to make your next selection, you must redeem your existing selection, or wait two hours, whichever comes first. Disney Genie+ Service also includes downloads of your Disney PhotoPass attraction photos from the day of your visit, Disney PhotoPass Lenses through the My Disney Experience mobile app, and Audio Tales to learn behind-the-scenes facts about the theme parks while you visit. Disney Genie+ Service can be purchased for one theme park, or for multiple parks if you plan on park hopping. Prices vary each day and by park.

    The next option is Individual Lightning Lane access. Individual Lightning Lane entry is only offered for a few attractions in each theme park. These attractions are not offered through Disney Genie+ Service. If you are a guest of a Disney Resort hotel you may purchase your first Individual Lightning Lane entry at 7:00 AM on the day of your park visit, all other guests can make their first purchase when the theme park opens. Prices vary, but you can purchase up to two Individual Lightning Lanes per day. You can purchase both Disney Genie+ Service and Individual Lightning Lanes during your park visit. 

    If you choose not to use Disney Genie+ Service or Individual Lightning Lanes, there is another way to help maximize the magic during your vacation! Disney Genie Service is a complimentary service that will help guide you through the theme parks based on your personal preferences. In your My Disney Experience mobile app, visit the “My Disney Genie Day” tab and select “Get Started Now” to input what experiences you would like to prioritize throughout your day.  The Disney Genie+ Service will give you suggestions on what times to visit attractions, characters, and dining based on crowd levels. You don’t need to make a wish; all of these options are there for you in the My Disney Experience mobile app! 

    When it comes to your cheerleading competition, it may be too soon for it to appear on the ESPN Wide World of Sports calendar. I recommend reaching out to the organization through which you registered for the competition. They may be able to tell you when tickets will be available for purchase. 

    I hope this was helpful, Debbie! As you can see, there have been some changes to expedited entry at attractions. With the My Disney Experience mobile app on your phone, you’ll have the “phenomenal cosmic powers” of Disney Genie Service, Individual Lightning Lanes, or Disney Genie+ Service in the palm of your hand.  If you have any future planning questions, please come back and see me at planDisney! 

    Let’s make some magic,
    Kaitlin
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Meet the Panelist: Kaitlin, Indiana

Hi friends! I'm Kaitlin, a wife and mom to two young boys. I can always be found with a list of the latest and greatest snacks and treats at Walt Disney World, and sometimes I'm even willing to share those snacks with my family. In the meantime, I'm here to help answer your questions about your vacation to Walt Disney World Resort!  Learn More About Kaitlin

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