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  • On Feb 22, 2022
    Alicia from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does Genie+ or Lightning Lane mean you just walk on or is it just a slightly shorter wait?

    Alicia,

    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    I just got back from the parks and I got to try out the Lightning Lanes first hand. While I did not necessarily walk on to the attractions, I definitely saved myself over an hour of wait time in most cases. Basically, the Lightning Lane shot me up to near the front of the line. For a specific example, from the moment that I entered the Lightning Lane for Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway it was maybe 10 minutes before I was on the ride. As a comparison, the standby line was posted at 70 minutes. 

    So, I would describe it as a significantly shorter wait. If you have been to Walt Disney World in the past, it is very comparable to the FastPass experience. I definitely learned enough about the roles that both Disney Genie+ and the Individual Lightning Lanes play in a park day so that I now know when I would use either or both.

    BONUS TIP
    In all this we neglected to mention the free Disney Genie service that is now incorporated into the My Disney Experience App. I am in love with the Mobile Online Ordering feature that helped me skip the lines at the counter service restaurants! I ordered lunch ahead of time from across the park. I got in one more ride and then had lunch waiting for me when I arrived. So convenient!

    Write me back if you have any other questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

    Doug

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