Disney Genie pricing for individual Lightning Lane selections at Walt Disney World lower than expected

11 days ago in "Disney Genie"

Posted: Friday October 8, 2021 4:15pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

As part of today's announcement for Disney Genie debuting at Walt Disney World on October 19 2021, a few details have been released on pricing for individual Lighting Lane purchases.

 

The highest price announced so far for Lighting Lane access is $15, which is well under the high of $24 that we had heard several months ago. A full list of pricing is not yet available, but pricing currently ranges from a low of $7 to a high of $15.

Disney says that prices will vary by date, attraction and park. For example, the Lightning Lane entrance to Remy's Ratatouille Adventure will be $9 per person on October 19 and $11 per person on October 23.

As another example, on both those dates, Lightning Lane entrance to Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain will be $7 per person, while Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will be $15 per person.

Throughout the year, prices may be lower on some days and higher on other days. This option may be purchased at up to 2 different attractions each day.

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UNCgolf4 minutes ago

That's possibly what they'll do, but it's definitely not comparable value. For one, they're not even claiming it's the same value because they're charging different prices -- but regardless it's a different experience. Someone being willing to pay to ride Rise doesn't mean they also are willing to pay for MMRR, or even that they care about riding MMRR at all.

Virtual Toad5 minutes ago

Refund? Refund?!

Jrb19797 minutes ago

I'm thinking if the ride doesn't come back online they will give a free LL for the ride that's a paid LL in the same park.

Animaniac93-989 minutes ago

"We're sorry that Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is unavailable at this time. Please enjoy this equally magical Lightning Lane pass for Alien Swirling Saucers!"

UNCgolf9 minutes ago

I understand why they wouldn't want to give refunds because that's a gigantic headache, but I don't see how they're going to get around it. Even offering a different time on the same day may not be workable for some people and I'm not sure there's any comparable value they can give.

UNCgolf13 minutes ago

I edited while you were quoting to mention this scenario, but yes, exactly.

disneygeek9014 minutes ago

If I choose a ILL for 4pm, ride is down 2 hours, and then I have a dinner reservation at Springs or another park at 7pm, I think a refund request is reasonable.

Jrb197915 minutes ago

I think you hope it flops and they bring back FP+. Don't keep your hopes up. I think its here to stay. Outside of no re-rides, I actually like the new system better. Mainly cause it works for how I do parks.

UNCgolf16 minutes ago

It was in reference to someone who was unable to ride at their given time because the ride was down, so it sounds like it's a blanket policy. If you had a time at 3, and the ride breaks down and they tell you you can come back and ride at 8, that may not be possible. What if you have a dinner reservation, or even are leaving that day and have to go the airport for a late flight? Maybe that's what was supposed to go in the legal disclaimer section that was using placeholder lorem ipsum language earlier today.

Chi8419 minutes ago

I wouldn’t jump to any conclusions about exactly what that means, though. It could be that they won’t refund purchases based a on a guest changing his mind. If the ride goes down for a substantial part of the day, that may be different.

UNCgolf21 minutes ago

Because it was reported just a few posts up that Disney was not going to give refunds? Getting a free LL selection or something like that isn't a comparable value. I'm also talking about things like skipping the Rise preshows (which was also apparently done today). That would require a refund to me because you're not getting what you paid for. I have no intentions of paying for Rise anyways, but if I did pay $15 for it I'd expect the full experience.

flynnibus27 minutes ago

why is this even a thing? You really think disney is going to deny people any value for their purchase of $9?

MisterPenguin33 minutes ago

This should help... https://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/wdw-rumor-tracker-version-3.970353/post-9448696

disneygeek9033 minutes ago

Lucky for you it looks like it reopened. Keep that $15 (times x amount of guests) Chapek!