Cinderella Castle 50th Night
  • On Dec 6, 2021
    Frank from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I read that FastPass+ has been retired. What is its repalcement? Will it be in place by my Dec 16 visit to Hollywood Studios?

    Hiya, Frank! Welcome to planDisney! 

    Your jaunt to the Walt Disney World Resort will be here before you know it! I can imagine how excited you are to see the theme parks and Resort hotels all dressed up in their holiday best. I was just at the Magic Kingdom Park a couple of days ago and I can confirm that all is merry and bright!

    Earlier this year, Disney announced that it had indeed officially retired FastPass+ to make way for a brand new way to plan your Disney day called Disney Genie. There are lots of ways to summon its phenomenal cosmic powers to make your vacation truly magical!

    You can access Disney Genie via the My Disney Experience mobile app on your phone. Initially, it will ask you some questions about your interests, must-see attractions, and your favorite meals to plan your practically perfect itinerary. All of that is free when you use Disney Genie!

    For an additional charge, you can add Disney Genie+ and kick your plans up a notch! Disney Genie+ gives you access to the Lightning Lane entrances at attractions throughout the theme parks, allowing you to skip the standby queues and ride that much faster - much like the FastPass+ service you've used before. Disney Genie+ is currently available to purchase for $15 per person per day (price subject to change), and you can add it to your vacation package before you arrive, or simply purchase it each day you plan to use it.

    And speaking of Lightning Lane access, it's also available for individual purchase at select high-demand attractions that aren't included in Disney Genie+. 

    You can learn all about how to use Lightning Lane on the Walt Disney World website, and be sure to check out this helpful video overview of Disney Genie service. It will give you the lowdown on using this brand new way to make the most of your day.

    I hope this helps get you set for a jolly holiday at the Walt Disney World Resort, Frank! Thank you so much for stopping by to see us here at planDisney, and have a magical vacation!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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