Big Thunder Mountain Railroad; Magic Kingdom; mother; daughters
  • On Mar 11, 2024
    Sarah from MI 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 get a fast pass for the day? we would like to visit magic kingdom on 3/29 but do not want to spend the day waiting in lines all day.

    Hi Sarah!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with a great question!  There is so much to see and do at Magic Kingdom Park that I'm a lot like you and I'm always trying to find ways to save time waiting in lines.

    Sarah, the former FastPass system is now known as the Disney Genie+ service.  Currently, Genie+ cannot be purchased ahead of your trip, but instead, you can buy it each day of your vacation at any point after midnight of the day you'd like to use it.  This gives you some flexibility in determining what days you'd like to use the service and which days you don't need it for your vacation plans.   Pricing for Genie+ varies depending on the day you are visiting and the theme park you are visiting. There is also an option to purchase Genie+ for all parks if you plan on using a ticket with the Park Hopper option.

    Disney Genie+ gives you access to select Lightning Lane entrances throughout the day.  All guests who have purchased the service can make their first selection beginning at 7:00 AM.  Selections can be made throughout the day once every two hours after park opening or after the previous Lightning Lane has been used.  In addition to Lightning Lane entrances, Genie+ also gives you access to ride photos and special photo lenses during the day!

    Whether or not you choose to purchase Disney Genie+, there are a few other options to note for rides at Magic Kingdom Park.  Currently, TRON Lightcycle / Run has a Virtual Queue available to guests.  This is free to utilize and you can first try to join at 7:00 AM.  If you aren't able to enter the queue at that time, you could try again at 1:00 PM while in Magic Kingdom Park.  Also available, are Individual Lightning Lanes for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and TRON Lightcycle / Run.  These are a separate purchase from Genie+ and give you access to each ride individually.  If you are a guest staying in the Disney Resorts Collection, you can make your Individual Lightning Lane purchase at 7:00 AM and other guests can make their purchase when the park opens.  

    All of these options can be purchased and managed through the My Disney Experience Mobile App.  Once signed into the app, you can click the three lines in the bottom right-hand corner and then select "Rides, Shows, & Lightning Lane Entry."  This will bring you to the Tip Board where you can purchase Disney Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lanes as well as join the Virtual Queue.  If you are traveling with others, make sure that you are all linked on your Family & Friends list and that you can manage their plans so that you can take care of these reservations for everyone in your group at once!

    Sarah, I hope this helps you plan for a wonderful day at Magic Kingdom Park and allows you to save time in line so you can get the most out of your day!  Please stop by planDisney if you have any other vacation planning questions in the future!

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Meet the Panelist: Kristi, Maryland

Hi! I'm Kristi and I've been making magical memories at the Walt Disney World Resort since my first visit in 1989. While I cherished my childhood visits, my favorite memories have come sharing all of the excitement and wonder of a Disney Parks vacation with my husband and three boys. Whether you're planning a runDisney racecation, a trip with little ones, a land and sea adventure, or anything in between, I'm ready to help you make some bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful plans for your next Disney Parks vacation! Learn More About Kristi

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