Big Changes Announced for the Disney Genie+ Service

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Coming to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida
The changes will be coming into place from July 24th 2024 and we have all the details!

Over a year ago it was announced that changes would be coming to the Disney Genie+ Service at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, and we now know exactly what they will be! 

From July 24th 2024, the existing Disney Genie+ Service will be known as Lightning Lane Multi Pass, while Individual Lightning Lanes will be known as Lightning Lane Single Pass. Here’s a full summary of everything included with the purchase of each pass: 


Lightning Lane Single Pass 

  • Guests can make up to two selections per day, choosing from some of the most in demand attractions including AVATAR Flight of Passage, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind 
  • Lightning Lane Single Pass selections can only be made for a given experience once per day. This means your selections have to be for two different attractions
  • When you book your Lightning Lane Single Passes you will be able to select a specific time to experience each attraction, subject to availability
  • If your admission includes Park Hopper access (which our Disney Magic Tickets do) you can make your Lightning Lane Single Passes for attractions across two different Theme Parks 


Lightning Lane Multi Pass 

  • Guests can book a Lightning Lane for select attractions during a specified return window once per experience, per day
  • Up to three of these Lightning Lane experiences can be pre-planned in advance at the time of purchase
  • Experiences at Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are divided into two groups; guests can pre-plan up to one experience from Group 1 and the remaining experiences from Group 2
  • Once a selection has been redeemed on the day, a new one can be booked from any group (subject to availability) 
  • If you have Park Hopper access, you can select experiences from any of the four Theme Parks after your first selection of the day has been redeemed


Yes, you read that right, the name isn’t the only thing that has changed! You will now be able to purchase both Lightning Lane Single Pass and Multi Pass, and make some of your Lightning Lane selections ahead of your Walt Disney World Resort visit. 


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When can you purchase your Lightning Lane Passes? 

Disney Resort hotel guests 

If you’re staying at an eligible Disney Resort hotel you can purchase Lightning Lane Single Pass and Lightning Lane Multi Pass up to seven days prior to your check-in date. You will then be able to pre-plan your Lightning Lane selections for the full length of your stay (up to 14 days). 

Eligible hotels include all onsite Disney Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, and Shades of Green Resort. 


Ticket-Only guests

If you have a date-based Disney Theme Park ticket you can purchase Lightning Lane Single Pass and Lightning Lane Multi Pass up to three days prior to the ticket’s start date, for the full duration of your ticket. 


All Guests 

Whether you have a hotel package or a ticket-only booking, all guests can also purchase Lightning Lane Single Pass and Lightning Lane Multi Pass on the day of visit, subject to availability. You will also be able to select return times for additional experiences, one by one, after your first booked experience of the day has been redeemed, no matter when you purchased your Lightning Lane Passes. 

Standby queues are of course still available for all guests, included with admission. Certain attractions may also use Virtual Queues, also included with admission, which are available to book on a first come first serve basis on the My Disney Experience app at either 7am or 2pm EST. 


It is important to note that all Lightning Lane Pass purchases and selections must be made while you are in the United States. 

TOP TIP! If you’ve got one of our Orlando Combination Tickets, visit the Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Parks first to give you more time once you arrive in Orlando to make your advanced Lightning Lane Multi Pass selections in advance. 


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The complimentary Disney Genie Service will still be available on the My Disney Experience app for all guests, to help you plan your days in the parks based on your interests and to-the-minute wait times. 

The name change from Disney Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lanes to Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Lightning Lane Single Pass will also come into effect at Disneyland Resort in California on July 24th, however the way that you book your Lightning Lanes here will remain the same. 


Are you planning a visit to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida this summer? Book your 2024 tickets in advance to benefit from 14 days for the price of 7, and a Disney band with every ticket!


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