Disney Genie+ pricing hits a 4-week high at Walt Disney World

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Posted: Friday February 9, 2024 9:00am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lane prices at Walt Disney World have hit a 4-week high today, heading into the weekend.

The Multi-Park and Magic Kingdom options are priced at $29 today, the highest since the New Year's Eve crowds left on January 4. Over the last couple of weeks, pricing has hovered between $23 and $25.

Disney's Animal Kingdom is priced at $18 today, Disney's Hollywood Studios at $26, and EPCOT at $21.

$23 appears to be the new baseline lowest Genie+ price for the Multi-Park and Magic Kingdom options.



Individual Lightning Lane purchases have also reached the highest of the year today. Star Wars Rise of the Resistance is $25, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is $12, Guardians of the Galaxy is $17, AVATAR Flight of Passage is $16, and TRON remains at its fixed price of $20.

Disney Genie+ is a purchase option within the Disney Genie service that makes the former FastPass line available at select attractions, now called Lightning Lane. Certain headline attractions are not part of Genie+, and Lightning Lane access at those attractions requires an Individual Attraction purchase which varies in price.

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

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Splash4eva2 days ago

As a DAS user i agree. I have no issues having to come back. Like i said in the past the pro was it was like a max 30 min wait and a good amt of times they would let you literally go right on. Con to that was you had to walk from ride to ride so depending on the need that was very tiresome. Now w the ability to make everything in the app its so much easier and honestly if you know what you are doing you spend time “waiting” in line while entering and riding your current attraction but even with this i always purchase Genie+ because to me its still worth it to be able to use both and max my trip out. Yes its costing me an extra 100 per day but again vacations are not cheap and worth it imo. My worst experience with it was my 1st time using it after that as ive stated ive been pleasantly surprised by the success ive have. Granted knowing the drop times help 100% but hey a little research goes a long way

HauntedPirate2 days ago

My anecdotal experiences this week. Soarin' queue on Monday: Between 11:40-11:53am, I counted 304 people walking past in the LL line. What the mix was of Genie+, ILL, and DAS, I cannot say. Guardians that afternoon: 12 standby guests in the first pre-show room, 58 ILL guests. During EMH, there were nearly double the total number of people in that room. Thursday at Living with the Land, around 2:30pm: Roughly 72 Genie+/ILL/DAS guests sent to the load area per 18 standby guests. Boats were not filled with any kind of operational efficiency in mind, despite the posted 35 minute wait (and it was fairly accurate, maybe a few minutes low).

Jenny722 days ago

I have to admit, I don't really know what's an appropriate level of disability/difficulty for DAS. I have a family member who *hates* waiting in line, physically and mentally. It's at the point where we just skip a lot of his favorite rides completely because he just can't take it. He does have a diagnosis that would probably qualify for DAS, but I also feel like his loathing of waiting falls within a relatively normal human boundary of preferences/dislikes, so we've never asked and never used it. (For instance, while I don't enjoy waiting, if it's inside I can tolerate it just fine. But he is not like this.) I am *not* saying that people who use DAS just hate waiting, by the way. I am very well aware that there are real disabilities there, no question. I just don't know where the outer boundary lies. It's occurred to me that I could ask, but I feel very weird about it.

Disstevefan12 days ago

We are going to try that. Thanks.

mikejs783 days ago

Use the option where you get your DAS pass online before your visit. Those case members are better trained.

Disstevefan13 days ago

Today at WDW, its whatever the cast member on duty feels.

SamusAranX3 days ago

People need to also bear in mind that many disabilities that affect someone’s ability to wait in line are “invisible”. So you may see someone who doesn’t look disabled but inside they deal with a physical or psychological issue

Chi843 days ago

Sure it was an issue, but the people who couldn’t be accommodated just didn’t go. Just like they didn’t ride public buses, go to certain businesses, etc.

Disstevefan13 days ago

To clarify. For many years up until and including 2019, my family member qualified for DAS in WDW there was never an issue. If I remember correctly we needed to go to guest services every 30 days to get re qualified? Anyway never an issue. Today, my family member is significantly worse. We went to guest services like we always did previous and now my family member no longer qualifies and they did not care that they previously did. While my family member's condition is significantly worse today, they no longer qualify when in years past, they did. I am sure different folks had different experiences based on who is at the desk that day, but that's our experience.

bmr15913 days ago

I think they just need stricter definitions of what qualifies. For instance, and I’m gonna sound heartless here but I don’t intend to, I read about a mom who got DAS for her daughter. Why? Because when she waited in line, she would psyche herself out and get too scared to ride when it was finally their turn. Isn’t that almost every kid? They have vivid imaginations and build things up to what they aren’t on the daily. Does that really qualify for DAS? What about ADD? I’m genuinely not trying to be disrespectful, but I know people who use DAS every trip because their adult child has ADD and will touch everything he sees in the queue. He has medicine to help this, but they don’t take it at Disney. Again, I am very aware that DAS has a purpose, and maybe this is my inner old man thinking about what once was, but there was a time this wasn’t an issue and people just waited.

Fido Chuckwagon3 days ago

One of the common misconceptions about DAS is that it’s for everyone who has a “disability.” It is not. Disney will only give a person DAS if they cannot wait in line due to their disability. If the disability relates to mobility, inability to stand, walk, etc, then they will (and always have) told the person that they will provide them with a wheelchair, etc. for the line.

Disstevefan13 days ago

FIFY

Brian3 days ago

How could you wait in a separate location and then not go to the front of the line? If one cannot wait in line for whatever reason, going anywhere but the lightning lane wouldn't work, especially since they already waited.

Laketravis3 days ago

Didn't claim to have a solution, but I agreed that "waiting outside the line" is a reasonable accommodation. Letting someone to the front of the line as soon as they walk up (without prior claim) is beyond reasonable.