Disney Genie+ Changes in Just Days, Dropping Its Value Drastically

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UPDATE: As of August 3, 2022, Disney has changed its mind! Select attractions will remain Genie+ options.

On August 7, 2022, the Disney Genie+ and individual Lightning Lane attractions are scheduled to change drastically at Walt Disney World Resort.

Disney Guests are working to navigate through the new Disney Genie, Disney Genie+, and individual Lightning Lane three-piece puzzle. But, just as we are all beginning to get used to the new system after saying goodbye to the former FastPass system, Disney is preparing to make more changes.

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As August rolls in, Disney is making changes to Lightning Lane entry selections on multiple fan-favorite attractions.

Currently, when Guests purchase Disney Genie+ ($15 per person, per day) it includes a list of attractions at Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

In addition to Disney Genie+, there are select attractions and experiences (the most popular rides in the Parks), that are not included in Disney Genie+… these are called individual Lightning Lane attractions and can be purchased à la carte with prices ranging between $8 and $18 per attraction, per person.

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Currently, there are four individual Lightning Lane attractions, including Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (Magic Kingdom), Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (EPCOT), Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (Disney’s Hollywood Studios), and Avatar Flight of Passage (Disney’s Animal Kingdom).

According to Disney’s website, several Disney Genie+ attractions will be dropped from the list of selections to become individual Lightning Lane attractions on August 7, 2022.

The new shuffle of attractions will mean the following attractions will be individual Lightning Lane attractions at each Park:

  • Magic Kingdom Park: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Space Mountain
  • EPCOT: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Frozen Ever After, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Avatar Flight of Passage and Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain.
Expedition Everest
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While there was already question if Disney Genie+ was worth the value, with these popular attractions dropping off Genie+ and moving into Lightning Lane à la carte purchases only, it seems like Disney Genie+ will be of even less value.

Just days away from the changes, we’re curious if Disney will make any adjustments before August 7 in an attempt to keep Disney Genie+ of value even though the popular attractions will be dropped from the list. We will be sure to keep our readers here on Disney Fanatic updated!

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.

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