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  • On Sep 30, 2022
    Carol from CA 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 can I get Get the Fast pass?

    Hiya Carol and welcome to planDisney.

    Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, it's off to Walt Disney World Resort you go, and at the most wonderful time of the year too! I think the holiday season is the most beautiful time of the year to visit the theme parks and Disney Resorts Collection hotels. There are so many seasonal events, special holiday treats and merchandise and of course, the amazing decorations that even the biggest Grinch can't help but smile. 

    Of course, the holidays are a very popular time to visit Walt Disney World, so it is important to know all the mouseketools you can use to have the most magical visit. The Fastpass+ system was actually retired, however the good news is a new system was introduced last year. Disney Genie is the big blue friend that will help you get the most out of your Disney World adventure. This complimentary planning and itinerary creator offers tips for your day, wait times, organizes advanced dining reservations and more. By downloading the My Disney Experience mobile app, you will have all of your planning tips right in the palm of your hand. 

    An added bonus is the option to upgrade to Disney Genie+. For a small daily fee, this service will provide you access to Lightning Lane Entry times based on availability and your selected times. Guests using the Genie+ service will have the opportunity to select a return time to over 40 attractions offered at the theme parks. Once it is your return time, you will enter the attraction through the designated Lightning Lane and skip the standby line. There are a few attractions that are not included in the Genie+ options, but can be purchased for an additional cost. These are referred to as Individual Lightning Lanes, with the selection and return process being similar to the Lightning Lane selections.  There are some tips you will need to know about how to make your selections and when they can be made, but this video will help get you started. 

    We have used Genie and Genie+ on our last few tips and find it so helpful. As a reminder, Genie+ can currently be added on a daily basis so you can decide to add this to each theme park day or pick and choose what works best for you and your plans. Additionally, you do not need to purchase Genie+, to select the Individual Lightning Lane choices. I hope this information is helpful. If I can answer any further questions, please stop back and see me.

    Hope to see ya real soon, 
    Margaret 
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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