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  • On Jul 27, 2022
    Karen from OK Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    what are the Genie+ changes that will happen starting August 8th?

    Hi Karen, welcome to planDisney!

    As my summer is winding down, yours is winding up in anticipation of your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation. I'm more than a little bit jealous that you'll be one mobile food and beverage order away from a delicious DOLE Whip and one virtual queue away from experiencing Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT. This thrilling new attraction can also be experienced as an Individual Lightning Lane purchase, which is a great segue into the topic at hand.

    Disney Genie+ service grants Guests access to Lightning Lane entrances at over 40 attractions throughout the four theme parks. It can be purchased the morning of each park day in the My Disney Experience mobile app. For a separate list of the most popular attractions, up to two Individual Lightning Lane purchases can be made per day via the My Disney Experience app. The big takeaway here is that there is a difference between Genie+ Lightning Lane attractions and Individual Lightning Lane attractions.

    Genie+ has been granting extra wishes this summer. Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Frozen Ever After and Remy's Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT, Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom Park, and Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park are listed as available as Genie+ Lightning Lane attractions until August 7. This leads me to believe those attractions will return to the Individual Lightning Lane attraction list by your arrival on August 8. Keep in mind these attractions can also be experienced via a standby queue. My personal recommendation is to experience these attractions via the standby queue as soon as the park opens, which is also known as "rope drop." If you're staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, this means taking advantage of Early Theme Park Entry, which is available at all four theme parks, every day. The early bird gets the worm or, in this case, the shortest standby queue wait times.

    Join me in keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for updates about any changes to the list of Genie+ Lightning Lane attraction changes. I hope all of your wishes come true on your vacation.

    Plan magic; planDisney.
    Jennifer 

      
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Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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