• On Oct 8, 2021
    Helene 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.

    Will there be Stand-by Lanes for the "Individual Attraction Selections" for those of us - local AP Holders who will NEVER pay extra to ride an attraction? We visit the parks monthly.

    Hello and welcome to planDisney, Helene! Thanks for stopping by with your question. 

    With the announcement about Disney Genie, Disney Genie+ and the Lightening Lane, I know a lot of people have concerns, opinions and questions about the new program. It definitely is going to take us all some time to get used to the new system. I, like you, am a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder that visits at least once a month and am unsure about how it will realistically work out for my family. 

    One thing I am happy about, Helene, is that every attraction at Walt Disney World will offer some sort of stand-by queue for Guests who would rather just wait than pay the upgraded fee. You are going to have every opportunity to experience the attractions you love with your theme park admission. I really do appreciate that not everything is going to that upgraded cost and we will have the opportunity to choose if and when we want to use the upgraded services. 

    With that being said, I am looking forward to giving Disney Genie+ and the Lightening Lane a try. Walt Disney World is actually one of the last theme parks that I know of to implement a pay-to-play type system and I am definitely going to give it a shot. I love that you can pick and choose which days of your vacation to use it. For instance, I can't really see myself using this service at Epcot when I am mostly there to enjoy the World Showcase. But I think for busier days when I really want to enjoy attractions, like at Magic Kingdom Park where there are about 23 to experience, that might be worth it. 

    It will be interesting to see how it all plays out when the new programs roll out starting October 19, 2021. If you have any other questions about this or anything else, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. Also, be sure to follow along with the all-new planDisney Instagram Page, especially if you are interested in finding out more about the Disney Genie+ services. As panelists visit the parks, I am sure we will all be breaking the program down step by step and sharing our thoughts over there. 

    Have a great day! 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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