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Ever felt overwhelmed trying to navigate Disney World’s exciting attractions? Get ready for a smoother ride! Starting July 24th, Disney is making things easier with new, clearer names and features for their line-skipping options.

Here’s the exciting scoop:

  • New Names, Same Thrills: Say goodbye to Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lanes! They’re transforming into two newly named services, Lightning Lane Multi Pass will replace Genie+ and Lightning Lane Single Pass will replace Individual Lightning Lanes.

  • Plan Your Day Like a Pro: Now you can book your Lightning Lane selections in advance, up to 7 days ahead for Disney Resort guests and 3 days for everyone else! Choose your rides and times before your visit, so you can focus on the magic in the moment. You will choose up to one ride from one group, and up to three rides from another group. We go over how that all works down below!

  • Flexibility is Key: Used a Lightning Lane pick? No problem! Check the My Disney Experience app to snag another one (subject to availability) throughout the day.

  • Single Pass or Multi-Pass? You Decide: The Lightning Lane Single Pass lets you grab a coveted ride slot for the most sought after attractions, while the Multi Pass gives you up to three selections at a time per park, per day.

  • My Disney Experience App Update: The app is also getting a makeover for easier selections and purchasing – you can even buy both options in one go!

  • Disneyland Resort’s Changes: While Disneyland Resort will be adopting the new Lightning Lane names, their system for purchasing and using them will remain the same as it is today!

Remember, The Good Stuff Stays! The free features of the Disney Genie service (like wait times and show schedules) will still be available in the app. Disneyland Resort is also adopting the new Lightning Lane names, but their system for purchasing and using them will remain the same.

Which Attractions Are Part of Which Selection Groups?

  • Magic Kingdom:
    • Choose 1 from the following: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Jungle Cruise, Peter Pan’s Flight, Space Mountain, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure
    • Choose 2 (or all 3 selections) from the following: The Barnstormer, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Haunted Mansion, “it’s a small world”, Mad Tea Party, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Mickey’s PhilharMagic, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, Pirates of the Caribbean, Tomorrowland Speedway, Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
  • EPCOT:
    • Choose 1 from the following: Frozen Ever After, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Soarin’ Around the World
    • Choose 2 (or all 3 selections) from the following: Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival, Journey into Imagination with Figment, Living with the Land, Mission: SPACE, The Seas with Nemo & Friends, Spaceship Earth, Turtle Talk with Crush
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios:
    • Choose 1 from the following: Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, Slinky Dog Dash
    • Choose 2 (or all 3 selections) from the following: Alien Swirling Saucers, Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage, Disney Junior Play & Dance!, For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration, Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, Muppet*Vision 3D, Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Toy Story Mania!
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park:
    • Choose all 3 from the following: DINOSAUR, Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, Feathered Friends in Flight!, Festival of the Lion King, Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!, It’s Tough to Be a Bug!, Kali River Rapids, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Naʻvi River Journey

This update combines the best of both worlds, offering the planning benefits of FastPass+ with the convenience of Genie+. No more scrambling during your trip – you can skip the lines and experience the magic with confidence!

For all the nitty-gritty details, head over to the article on Disney Parks Blog and get ready for a smoother, more thrilling vacation!