Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade preferred viewing will soon be available via Genie+

Mar 09, 2022 in "Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade"

Posted: Wednesday March 9, 2022 3:08pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Magic Kingdom's returning daily parade, Disney Festival of Fantasy, will soon be available for preferred viewing via Disney Genie+.

Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade will be added to the Genie+ line-up for Magic Kingdom beginning March 11 2022.

Disney Genie+ is an option within the Disney Genie service that makes the former FastPass line available at select attractions, now called Lightning Lane. At Walt Disney World, the introductory pricing is $15 per ticket per day. Certain headline attractions are not part of Genie+, and Lightning Lane access at those attractions requires an Individual Attraction purchase which varies in prices.

Learn more about Disney Genie from our recent articles, including a Disney Genie FAQ, and Genie discussion on the WDWMAGIC Forums.

The updated genie+ line-up for Magic Kingdom is:

Individual Lightning Lane Entrances

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Entrances

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade—available beginning March 11, 2022
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Haunted Mansion
“it’s a small world”
Jungle Cruise
Mad Tea Party
Mickey’s PhilharMagic
Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
Peter Pan’s Flight
Pirates of the Caribbean
See Mickey at Town Square Theater
See Princess Tiana and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall
See Cinderella and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall
Space Mountain**
Splash Mountain
The Barnstormer
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Tomorrowland Speedway
Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid

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UNCgolf3 days ago

You're acting as though the 1800 per hour attraction can't exist without the 300 per hour attraction closing, which is obviously not true -- Disney has to run out of expansion space before that makes any sense from a guest perspective. Doubly so since guests aren't interested in every attraction, but every guest needs attractions that interest them. I never said attractions should stay around forever. But with the space they have, and the limited attraction capacity in every park but the MK, replacing attractions is short-sighted at best and moronic at worst. Ellen and TSL are the two exceptions -- Ellen because the ride content was so outdated it had to be overhauled, and TSL because the backlot tour no longer made any sense and actually did need to be replaced. Unfortunately, as discussed elsewhere, Disney bungled TSL and built what is one of the most poorly designed lands Disney has ever built anywhere. They took a space that could easily have 4 or 5 attractions along with multiple shops and dining options and put almost nothing there. As for GE replacing LMA -- it's an obvious loss. GE could have gone elsewhere and kept that show, which DHS desperately needs for capacity. It has the least to do of any Disney park even after all their construction. Even if they did want to close/replace LMA, it could have continued to run while they built GE elsewhere. Intentional or not, it shows a lack of interest in the overall guest experience. TL;DR: Disney has the space for both, so they should have both unless something has to close for other reasons.

mikejs783 days ago

If an attraction is only handling 300 guests per hour due to low demand and they replace it with an attraction that can handle 1800 guests per hour in high demand (or, in the case of guardians, 2500) that's a huge win capacity wise for the park. Old stale attractions can't stay around forever - their cost ends up exceeding their value. Of the ones mentioned above, TSL replacing the shell of the backlot tour and Galaxy's Edge replacing LMA are obvious wins. As is Guardians replacing Energy. The only one I would quibble with is MMRR replacing GMR. That never should have happened as GMR was still popular. A better solution for that park would have been an updating of GMR and putting in MMRR somewhere else as a new build.

crazy4disney3 days ago

Its been a nightmare with only 1 ride per park & if they are releasing less LL vs FP the standby lines sure arent being relieved much…

Jrb19793 days ago

Its not only minus those 2 attractions per park but they also don't release as many LL compared to FP.

crazy4disney3 days ago

But again. MORE people used FP & thats a fact & i get inventory is less due to ILL than simply charge 25-30& include every ride but imo that isnt solving any problems. So the theory of how many people use it daily has no merit. Im sorry not selling me on that

Jrb19793 days ago

Yes it's been a disaster but mainly due to how many people are using it each day. I don't think it's some cynical plan they did on purpose. If Genie+ worked similar to how your fourth or fifth FP each day worked the Genie+ I doubt many would be complaining.

UNCgolf3 days ago

It affects capacity, sure, but it's still a bad move because it provides less additional capacity than would otherwise exist. Even if only a few hundred people per hour were using the replaced attraction, that's still helpful compared to not having the attraction at all. The replacements are a significant problem and poor planning -- they have plenty of room to add without replacing.

crazy4disney3 days ago

Agreed. For them to be tinkering already it was a complete disaster or as ive stated potentially an even more cynical plan where they did this semi intentionally knowing how bad it was gonna be to roll out some major up charge for a skip the line system where its extremely limited and high priced. Time will tell.

Chi843 days ago

It’s not just your opinion. Apparently Genie+ has resulted in the lowest guest satisfaction scores in WDW history. That’s why they’re talking about changing it before even a year has gone by.

crazy4disney3 days ago

Guess everyones experience is different but under the new system you can only ride each Genie once… there were plenty if times during FP i was able to ride said attractions sans GoTG as it just opened multiple times a day using FP. I agree w the 180 days to me that was worse but in the end you booked around breakfast/dinner. As far as being married to times i agree in the beginning it was but if there was something that was relatively no line i would ride it & deal w the potential if missing a FP time as CM were very lenient within reason. Unfortunately. Spontaneous Disney has beenlong gone and Genie didnt really change that. As a resort guest you were basically guaranteed riding anything you wanted. Not the case with Genie. Again. Im sure thereare people who may prefer Genie moremaybe bc they want to justify paying for it and dont wanna admit it is inferior or maybe they truly feel its better. But imo that has to be a very low low numberof guests.

KrzyKtty3 days ago

My issue with the prior system was it locked you into that set schedule. Yes you got to select 3 rides, but it also removed any spontaneity from that day. When I would walk by a ride, I would have to tell my daughter, no we can't go on that right now, we have to walk halfway across the park to get to the fast pass ride. There was very little spontaneity. I had to figure out what restaurants we were gonna eat at 6 months beforehand. Then that would limit what fast passes I could reserve because at that point it was impossible to change my restaurant reservations. The new system is a lot less stressful and requires a lot less military level planning to handle. It was nice waking up the morning of, and asking my family what mattered to them that day. Those are the ones I would concentrate on. If we wanted to to do something else, there were multiple instances where I canceled a LL and rebooked it for a little bit later in the day. Under the new system we were able to ride Guardians 4 times during our trip, Rise 2 times, Slinky dog 2 times, and 7 Dwarves 2 times. We wouldn't have been able to do that under the old system. I used to think I liked all the ridiculous amount of planning that went into a Disney trip. Then I took a universal only trip and realized how much nicer and easier they are. This was the 1st Disney trip I've had in close to a decade that felt even close to the level of freedom of Universal.

crazy4disney3 days ago

Imo its exponentially worse than FP was…. Im curious. What “flaws” did FP have as a resort guest. Im curious to what others feel about the issue with FP. You literally booked 3 excellent rides prior to getting there and all at the times you chose. Then were able to continue to book rides after using the 3…. And honestly there were always availability during your park days & not only for the “experts” who knew the ins and outs of the system. And booking 60 days in advance imo is not a flaw its the design to assure resort guests the best options they wanted to suit their needs. It was perfectly designed that way imo. Example. Day you get there depending on flight etc everyone will Get to park at different times. You can book 3 to suit your arrival. Same with departure day some people will Sleep in later and pack etc and check luggage & you can book 3 later ones there as well. Alll impossible with Genie+ And those who claim “stacking” Is great. Its nothing more than FP choosing later times. Yes i know you can have overlapping times but good luck getting 3 top tier choices ALL paired up within say 1.5 hours.

KrzyKtty3 days ago

Obviously enough people aren't bothered enough with it to not buy it. Because they're still selling it at record numbers. Is the new system perfect, not by a long shot. But generally I really don't think it's that much worse than the FP plus system was either. That system had a lot of flaws as well.

bhg4693 days ago

That is exactly how I used to vacation there. Sometimes even took a break for a nap. And park close was a lot later too.