Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lane pricing reach new highs today as the busy Thanksgiving Week gets underway at Disney World

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Posted: Monday November 21, 2022 7:23am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane pricing hit record highs today as the parks begin the busy holiday period.

Walt Disney World's Genie+ is priced at $29 per person today - the highest price so far for access to the Lightning Lane entrances at many attractions. The previous highest Genie+ price was $22.

Individual Lightning Lane purchases have also hit new highs, with Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance climbing to $25, up from its previous high of $22.

At Disney's Animal Kingdom, AVATAR: Flight of Passage has risen to $16, up from its previous high of $14.

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 prices.

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networkpro8 hours ago

It's also available for the 71% of the phone market that uses Android.

DCBaker9 hours ago

Version 7.19 of My Disney Experience has become available in the Apple App Store - the Genie+ Lightning Lane changes described in the article below should be available once the app has been updated. https://www.wdwmagic.com/other/disney-genie/news/06dec2022-improvements-coming-to-disney-genie-at-walt-disney-world.htm

SingleRider18 hours ago

Springs hotels don’t get early ILL privileges - only early entry and park reservations for length of stay if you are an AP.

Purduevian21 hours ago

USO's express pass for deluxe resort guests is probably one of the best deals in Orlando. I suspect the contract between USO and Loews (that gives the express pass) is actually an old deal that is a slight regret from USO as they loose a lot of potential revenue. The first 3 USO hotels were 1999 was Portofino Bay 2001 was Hard Rock 2002 was Royal Pacific Since then no new resort has offered this same perk. I assume a similar thing is actually happening at the Swalphin at WDW. I'm guessing there is some old deal with Marriott where they get all the in theme park perks as a Disney resort (thus giving them access to Deluxe Hours) while other 3rd party hotels on property like the Good Neighbor/ Springs hotels only get the early ILL and early Magic hours. I doubt Marriott is paying for this perk because they recently cut their expenses by no longer use official Disney buses and the busses don't even get dropped off at official Disney bus stops anymore (have to go to the TTC).

TQQQ1 day ago

Friends will be in orlando for basketball tourney 12/27-1/1.......I'm the go to Disney expert and they've never been.........Asked what they should do if wanted to go to parks for 2 days and i set them up 1 night in Hard rock Universal.........2 free days express pass for staying 1 night in Hard Rock is a MASSIVE perk compared to Disney and during that week the express pass is worth its weight in gold............Genie blows and it cost Disney that customer as they are booked for Universal

TQQQ1 day ago

all terrible ideas.......

HauntedPirate1 day ago

Stick with Diet Coke, it doesn't stain when it comes back up. 😁 I was the runner, and I never got tired of it because it was a great way to be able to knife through the crowds without needing to worry about your family catching up. Or it was a way to get more steps in an attempt to burn through the calories consumed on vacation. FP was great... when you happened to find a machine that was left in "free" mode. :D "Oops, I accidentally pressed that button 6 times, darn it..."

CaptainAmerica1 day ago

And there's a chocolate milk barf stain halfway between Kilimanjaro Safaris and Expedition Everest to prove it.

DCLcruiser1 day ago

🙋🏼‍♂️ I was The Runner.

CaptainAmerica1 day ago

Of all the iterations of FastPass, FastPass+, Genie+, and ILL, this was the worst feature to ever exist in any of them. Criss-crossing from Adventureland to Tomorrowland to Adventureland and back to Tomorrowland to get and eventually redeem a Space Mountain FastPass was miserable. More often than not, this resulted in each family having a designated "runner" who would grab everybody's ticket and run from machine to machine. Huge amounts of wasted steps for park traversal and splitting families up is a terrible system.

DCLcruiser1 day ago

Don’t give away my secret 😜

nickys1 day ago

No it isn’t. If your return time was over a certain amount of time in the future (2 hours? Not sure), you could get another one. That’s how people ended up with stacks of paper FPs.

G00fyDad1 day ago

1. WDW is not a primarily "day-of" set of parks. They are a planned out vacation destination. Waiting until the day-of is not going to work for the majority of those that go. That is why. 2. Using multiple phones is not the only drawback here. I don't care if it is just a tricket you have to collect from everyone and scan. Having part of the party running all over creation is just stupid. AND it causes issues when that "runner" tries to catch up to their group in a line the group already got into. Too many issues here. 3. We'd still rather choose. 4. Never said it was going away. I just dismissed your solution. ;) 5. Fair enough. But as you said, it is not going to go back to "free". Not that is was actually "free" before. 6. Still, it is too constricting. We like to be able to stack (limited in a way) and you'll have excessive standby lines regardless of ANY choice they make. There just is not enough capacity to handle the crowds right now.

lazyboy97o1 day ago

It didn’t work. All of these attempts to say go back to this or that completely ignore that the systems didn’t work.