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Pay One Price to Skip the Lines? Disney Park Announces “Disney Premier Access Ultimate”

It appears as though Disney Genie+ and the a la carte Lightning Lanes are here to stay as the upcharge service to skip the line has replaced the former complimentary FastPass service. But, one Disney Park is introducing a “Disney Premier Access Ultimate” pass to pay one set fee to skip multiple attraction lines.

At Walt Disney World Resort, Guests make the decision first, do they want to purchase Disney Genie+ for $15 per person, per day? Guests then select from a list of rides much like the former FastPass, but Disney admits don’t expect to get more than 2 or 3 attractions per day out of Disney Genie+. Disney has even recently discouraged Guests from purchasing Genie+.

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Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (Credit: Disney)

Then there are the individual Lightning Lane attractions that Guests can pay a la carte for. The pricing ranges based on the crowds in the Disney Parks. Typically, you can expect to pay around $13 per person for an attraction such as Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

The system isn’t perfect and by the end of the day, Guests are having to make a decision on how much money is it worth to skip the normal standby line on top of the already expensive Park ticket.

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Disneyland Paris (Credit: Disney)

Now, Disneyland Paris has announced they are introducing a new “Disney Premier Access Ultimate” pass. This pass allows Guests to enjoy 12 attractions one time each with expedited access for a set fee of 90 euros which is equal to roughly $96 United States dollars.

@DLPReport announced, “Breaking: This summer, Disneyland Paris will introduce “Disney Premier Access Ultimate”, a pack of one-time expedited access to each of the 12 attractions available on the DPA system, starting at €90/day (prices based on attendance). Can be purchased in advance or on the day.”

Have you ever been to Walt Disney World’s theme park competitor down the road, Universal Orlando Resort? Universal doesn’t do the whole Disney Genie+ but instead offers a one-time fee for Guests looking to jump the line. The fee, depending on which pass you select, ranges from $80 to $110 per person per day.

It seems like this “Disney Premier Access Ultimate” coming to Disneyland Paris is very similar to Universal’s one fee to pay to skip the line which many seem to prefer as it’s one set fee rather than thinking about money and worth per attraction.

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Take note that while Walt Disney World and Disneyland have not announced any plans for the “Disney Premier Access Ultimate” to come to the states, we will say that Disneyland Paris was the first to roll out the pay to skip the line experience called “Premier Access” which Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort later added as well with the different name of “Disney Genie+”.

Would you prefer to pay one set fee to ride 12 attractions instead of the Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lane headache? We’re curious to see how this new system will work at Disneyland Paris and if Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort will follow suit.

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.