Hello Disney Genie Bye Bye FastPass

Let’s not pretend to be surprised folks… hello Disney Genie we’ve been wondering when we’d see you!  Walt Disney World and Disneyland are changing the way guests experience the parks by getting rid of their FastPass, FastPass+ and MaxPass reservation systems, which have been out of commission throughout the pandemic.

This fall, both resorts will introduce a free new planning tool called Disney Genie.

While the free service will allow guests to join virtual queues, Disney Genie will NOT grant guests access to shorter lines like the FastPasses previously included with the price of admission.

Everyone will  have to pay for that through two ALL NEW services –  Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lanes.

Every park visitor will have access to Disney Genie though the My Disney Experience mobile app.

“Disney Genie will personalize their Disney day, allowing guests to spend less time planning and waiting and more time doing the things they love,” Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, said in a statement.



What’s included with Disney Genie

Every park visitor will have access to Disney Genie though the My Disney Experience and Disneyland mobile apps.

One of its highly-touted features is the ability to create custom itineraries for guests.

What’s included with Disney Genie+

What Disney Genie won’t do is help guests cut any lines. That’s where Disney Genie+ comes in.

What’s included with Lightning Lanes

Not even Disney Genie+ can snag an earlier spot at some of the parks’ most popular rides, like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Radiator Springs Racers at Disneyland’s California Adventure.

However, guests can buy their way into new Lightning Lanes.

Pricing has not been released, and it’s yet known what other attractions will offer this paid option.

What is known is guests are limited to two Lighting Lanes per day, and they can’t schedule them way in advance. All guests will need to wait until the day of their park visit to purchase Lightning Lane entry, including Disney resorts guests, Annual PassHolders and Magic Key holders.

Of course, guests can still wait in line for free. All Disney World and Disneyland rides will continue to offer either traditional or virtual queues.