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  • On Jul 14, 2022
    Mary from MS 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 are going to Disney World and a few weeks. We purchased tickets with the park hopper, I understand how all that works. What I am trying to understand is now that there are no fast passes, what do we add to our tickets to be able to get skip the lines

    Hey there, Mary, and welcome to planDisney! My main goal on my Disney Vacations is to avoid as many lines as possible! Restaurant lines, Attraction lines, Rope-drop lines — I avoid them all! Especially if my vacation is during the height of the Central Florida summer! I’d be more than happy to let you in on some of my line avoidance strategies. 

    Mary, Disney’s Genie+ Service is the new replacement for the FastPass+ program. With Genie+ Guests are able to reserve an attraction return window and access the attraction through the Lightning Lane Queue entrance. Utilizing Lightning Lane entrance usually means that you have a shorter wait time than the standby queue. So if your goal is to effectively navigate the wait times, Genie+ is probably a necessity for your upcoming vacation. 

    Disney’s Genie+ Service is available as a same-day upgrade service. Meaning that each morning of your Theme Park days, you can purchase the service for yourself and your vacation party. The service is only valid for that day of purchase, and a new purchase is required for each subsequent park day. Guests can begin purchasing their Genie+ add-on beginning at 12:01 a.m. EST each morning. The service is available on a first-come, first-served basis. So I suggest that you purchase the service as soon as availability opens, but it’s not required. However, if you’re planning to purchase Genie+, I recommend that you complete your purchase before 7 a.m. EST on your Theme Park mornings - preferably around 6 a.m.; because all resort Guests are able to make their first Genie+ attraction reservation beginning at 7 a.m. EST. The popular attractions fill quickly, so I suggest having a strong plan in place and setting multiple alarms!

    Mary, the Individual Lightning Lane service is also available to Guests during their vacations. While this service is very similar to Genie+, it is reserved for the most popular attraction(s) in each Theme Park - think Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. Similar to above, Individual Lightning Lane purchases start at 7 a.m. the day of your Theme Park visit, but only for Guests staying in a Disney Resorts Collection hotel. Guest staying off-property can purchase their first Individual Lightning Lane Entrance at the Theme Park opening time. Further, Individual Lightning Lane purchases are available for all Guests - with or without the Disney Genie+ service. 

    I know that’s a lot of information, but I hope it helps, Mary! If you have more questions while planning your Disney Vacation, stop back by and let me know

    You’ve got a friend in me, 

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Meet the Panelist: Phillip, Alabama

Hi there! I’m Phillip from Alabama and you can consider me your skipper. I love helping families navigate the Walt Disney World Resort. Disney planning is like a trip through a jungle - there may be twists and turns but with a little patience and pixie dust I’m here to help you have the most magical time! Learn More About Phillip

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