Changes Coming to Disney Genie Plus & Lightning Lane Soon

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For years, we’ve discussed how planning a Walt Disney World vacation can be just as much fun, if not more, than the vacation itself. Walt Disney World pays attention to guest feedback and shared that guests say “they would prefer to have the option to do more of their planning before their theme park day.”

With that in mind, Disney has announced that changes are coming to Disney Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane Entry this summer.

On July 24, Walt Disney World will introduce new, simpler names to provide more clarity for everyone. Disney Genie+ service will become Lightning Lane Multi Pass, while individual Lightning Lane will now be known as Lightning Lane Single Pass.

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Lightning Lane passes will also be updated to help assist guests prior to their arrival:     

  • Make Lightning Lane plans before you’re here, for added confidence.     
  • Choose your experiences and times prior to purchasing, so you know what you’re getting. 
  • Book Lightning Lane passes for multiple vacation days, all in a single day. 

Keep reading to learn more about how Lightning Lane passes will work beginning July 24th.

Lightning Lane Multi Pass     

Guests who purchase Lightning Lane Multi Pass will be able to choose up to 3 Lightning Lane selections in a theme park prior to their visit. Guests will also be able to choose available times as they make their selections.

After a Lightning Lane has been used on the day of their visit, guests can check the My Disney Experience app for availability to make an additional selection.

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Lightning Lane Single Pass

Lightning Lane Single Pass is going to work similarly to how it does now. Guests will be able to select an available time to ride one of Disney’s most popular attractions and make their purchase in advance. 

How to Plan Ahead 

Guests who are staying at a Disney Resort hotel will be able to plan Lightning Lane passes up to 7 days in advance, for their entire stay (up to 14 days). All other guests can plan up to 3 days in advance.

The advance purchase windows will allow guests to secure some of their must-do rides and experiences after they’ve had some time to decide what dining reservations they want to book and any other plans they’d like to consider.

Guests may purchase a Lightning Lane Multi Pass, a Lightning Lane Single Pass or both. The app will also be updated to make it quicker and easier to purchase and plan, with fewer steps and a new option to purchase Lightning Lane Single Pass and Lightning Lane Multi Pass in one transaction.

Disney says that the new Lightning Lane passes will blend features from its current services and the previously offered FastPass+ service, giving guests the option to plan ahead if they’d like to while removing the challenge of planning during their vacation.

Similar to the way FastPass+ used to work, guests who can pick three attractions in advance can choose one from Group 1 and two from Group 2, or all three from Group 2.

Magic Kingdom

Group 1: 

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad®
  • Jungle Cruise®
  • Peter Pan’s Flight®
  • Space Mountain®
  • Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Group 2:

  • The Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini
  • 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® 3D Spectacular
  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor®
  • Pirates of the Caribbean®
  • Tomorrowland® Speedway
  • Under the Sea~Journey of
    The Little Mermaid


Group 1:

  • Frozen Ever After
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
  • Soarin’ Around the World

Group 2:

  • Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Journey Into Imagination With Figment
  • Living with the Land Presented by Chiquita®
  • Mission: SPACE®
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends®
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Turtle Talk With Crush

Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

Group 1:

  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster® Starring Aerosmith
  • Slinky Dog Dash

Group 2:

  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Beauty and the Beast—Live on Stage!
  • Disney Jr. Play and Dance!
  • For the First Time in Forever:
    Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
  • Indiana Jones™ Epic Stunt Spectacular!
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Star Tours—The Adventures Continue
  • Toy Story Mania!®
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Disney’s Animal Kingdom


  • The Animation Experience at
    Conservation Station
  • 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®
  • Na’vi River Journey

Disneyland Resort will also use the new Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Lightning Lane Single pass names beginning July 24. Based on the different ways we know guests visit Disneyland Resort, the way guests purchase, select and redeem Lightning Lane passes at Disneyland Resort will remain the same.

It’s important to note that the complimentary components of Disney Genie service will continue to be available in the My Disney Experience and Disneyland apps.

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