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Disney Adds More Attractions to Genie+ Lightning Lane

Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort are continuing to add more theme Park attractions exclusively to Genie+ Lightning Lane, and now two more are joining the Lightning Lane lineup! Journalist Scott Gustin has revealed that as of March 11, the Disney World Resort Festival of Fantasy Parade will be a Genie+ Lightning Lane event in the Magic Kingdom theme Park.

In addition, the Disney Stars at Red Carpet Dreams character meet and greet opportunity will switch from an Individual Lightning Lane selection attraction to a Genie+ Lightning Lane attraction (in the Disney Park Hollywood Studios) as of March 11.

Frozen Ever After

Frozen Ever After in the Disney Park EPCOT Credit: Disney

Three other attractions that were added to this exclusive access recently and changed from Individual Lightning Lane selection attractions are Frozen Ever After (found within EPCOT, in the Norway Pavilion within the World Showcase), Space Mountain, and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Expedition Everest: Legend of the Forbidden Mountain might also become an exclusive Genie+ Lightning Lane attraction once the roller coaster ride reopens.

Festival of Fantasy

Disney characters in the Festival of Fantasy Parade in the Magic Kingdom Park Credit: Brittany DiCologero / Disney Fanatic

The complimentary Disney Genie service and the add-on Genie+ that is available for purchase during Disney Resort vacations have both received some very negative feedback from Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort Guests, but they have still been a financial success for the Walt Disney Company despite any negative user experiences reported by Disney Guests.

Disney Stars at Red Carpet Dreams

Minnie Mouse in Disney Stars at Red Carpet Dreams in the Disney Park Hollywood Studios Credit: disneyworld.disney.go.com

The Festival of Fantasy parade is a popular Magic Kingdom parade that has only just returned (albeit with less floats and performers and without one of its most iconic songs), and Disney Stars at Red Carpet Dreams is a Hollywood Studios character meet and greet event allowing Guests to interact with classic Disney characters, or a character cavalcade of “Disney stars”, in an Old Hollywood setting.

Are you a fan of the Disney Genie service and the Disney experience that it provides, as well as the connected add-ons like Genie+ and the Lightning Lanes, or would you like to see the old Fastpasses or Fastpasses+ return for Disney Resort Guests and take over again in place of Disney Genie?

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!