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Genie+ & Lightning Lane

Disney World's latest iteration of FASTPASS has multiple components that can help you get the most from your day. We'll show you how making the right choices (with the use of a Touring Plan) can make it even better.

Last updated: February 21, 2024

So what is the difference?

Genie+
Individual Lightning Lane
What is it?
Genie+ is a paid, app-based ride reservation system. Like the old paper FASTPASS system, it allows you to make one-at-a-time reservations for most attractions. When your return time comes, you get to skip the standby line and use the faster "Lightning Lane" queue to board with a low wait.
For a per-attraction, per-person fee, schedule a return time to use the faster "Lighting Lane" queue at the one or two top attractions in each park excluded from Genie+. The alternative is waiting in a slower line.
How much does it cost?
The daily cost ranges from $23 to $39 per person (tax additional). For a fixed daily price, Genie+ gets you "next available" access to Lightning Lane queues at many attractions, one-at-a time.
Prices vary by attraction and day of year, ranging from $10 to $25 per person, per ride, with many attractions costing a couple dollars more (but still within that range) on weekends vs. mid-week. You do not need to purchase Genie+ to purchase.
Is it worth it?
In general, yes: we recommend using Genie+ at Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom, in conjunction with a touring plan.
That depends on how long the standby lines are and how large your party size is. Passes are sold per-person, and guests are limited to two purchases per day. If you schedule appropriately with a Touring Plan, it may not be necessary.

Don't make a Genie+ reservation unless it can save you 30 minutes or more at an attraction or if the ride is distributing immediate return times.

Do I still need a Touring Plan if I use Genie+?

YES! Even with the potential to schedule your attractions, you'll definitely want to use a Touring Plan to know the best time to visit each attraction and whether there's a way to save paying for an Individual Lightning Lane.

Plus, our subscription is about the same price as one person's use of Genie+ for the day or about the same price as one person paying to use the Lightning Lane. And you'll get a lot more than just saved time!

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How much time could paying for Genie+ save me?

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Attraction
Average Time in Line Saved
Average Time At Which Availability is Gone
Space Mountain Question Mark
34 minutes
10:00pm
Jungle Cruise Question Mark
27 minutes
7:00pm
Peter Pan's Flight Question Mark
27 minutes
6:45pm
Meet Cinderella and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall Question Mark
23 minutes
6:00pm
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Question Mark
21 minutes
10:00pm
Meet Princess Tiana and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall Question Mark
20 minutes
6:00pm
The Haunted Mansion Question Mark
16 minutes
10:00pm
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Question Mark
15 minutes
10:00pm
Meet Ariel at Her Grotto Question Mark
15 minutes
4:00pm
Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid Question Mark
15 minutes
10:00pm
Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin Question Mark
14 minutes
10:00pm
Meet Mickey at Town Square Theater Question Mark
13 minutes
6:30pm
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin Question Mark
10 minutes
10:00pm
Tomorrowland Speedway Question Mark
10 minutes
10:00pm
Pirates of the Caribbean Question Mark
9 minutes
8:30pm
Dumbo the Flying Elephant Question Mark
8 minutes
10:00pm
Mad Tea Party Question Mark
8 minutes
10:00pm
"it's a small world" Question Mark
7 minutes
10:00pm
The Barnstormer Question Mark
6 minutes
10:00pm
Mickey's PhilharMagic Question Mark
5 minutes
10:00pm
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor Question Mark
5 minutes
6:00pm
Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade Question Mark
0 minutes
2:00pm
Enchanted Tales with Belle Question Mark
Not Yet Available
Not Yet Available
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade Question Mark
Not Yet Available
Not Yet Available
Frozen Ever After Question Mark
36 minutes
1:00pm
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Question Mark
36 minutes
12:00pm
Test Track Question Mark
25 minutes
1:00pm
Soarin' Around the World Question Mark
16 minutes
8:30pm
Mission: SPACE Orange Question Mark
12 minutes
9:00pm
Mission: SPACE Green Question Mark
9 minutes
9:00pm
Spaceship Earth Question Mark
7 minutes
8:30pm
The Seas with Nemo & Friends Question Mark
5 minutes
8:30pm
Living with the Land Question Mark
4 minutes
8:30pm
Journey Into Imagination With Figment Question Mark
3 minutes
8:30pm
Turtle Talk with Crush Question Mark
2 minutes
8:00pm
Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival Question Mark
0 minutes
10:00pm
Slinky Dog Dash Question Mark
49 minutes
1:30pm
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run Question Mark
26 minutes
9:00pm
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith Question Mark
26 minutes
5:00pm
Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway Question Mark
24 minutes
9:00pm
Toy Story Mania! Question Mark
23 minutes
9:00pm
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Question Mark
23 minutes
7:30pm
Alien Swirling Saucers Question Mark
18 minutes
9:00pm
Meet Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight Question Mark
8 minutes
5:30pm
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Question Mark
7 minutes
9:00pm
Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage Question Mark
0 minutes
5:00pm
Disney Junior Play and Dance! Question Mark
0 minutes
6:00pm
For the First Time In Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration Question Mark
0 minutes
8:00pm
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! Question Mark
0 minutes
6:00pm
Muppet*Vision 3D Question Mark
0 minutes
8:00pm
Na'vi River Journey Question Mark
40 minutes
7:00pm
Kilimanjaro Safaris Question Mark
30 minutes
6:00pm
Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain Question Mark
22 minutes
8:00pm
Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost Question Mark
18 minutes
3:30pm
Kali River Rapids Question Mark
15 minutes
7:00pm
DINOSAUR Question Mark
14 minutes
8:00pm
The Animation Experience at Conservation Station Question Mark
0 minutes
8:00pm
Feathered Friends In Flight! Question Mark
0 minutes
8:00pm
Festival of the Lion King Question Mark
0 minutes
8:00pm
Finding Nemo: The Big Blue... and Beyond! Question Mark
0 minutes
5:00pm
It's Tough to Be a Bug! Question Mark
0 minutes
7:00pm

What Individual Lightning Lanes can I purchase and how much time could it save me?

Average Time in Line Saved
Highest Cost
Cost Saved Per Hour
Avatar Flight of Passage Question Mark
68 minutes
$16
$14.12
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Question Mark
47 minutes
$12
$15.32
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Question Mark
47 minutes
$25
$31.91
TRON Lightcycle / Run Question Mark
36 minutes
$20
$33.33
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Question Mark
19 minutes
$17
$53.68

What if I don't want to pay for Genie+?

If you choose not to purchase Genie+, we recommend 3 things:

1. Stay on-site and show up early to maximize your time.

2. Ride during parades and fireworks, and/or hop into line just before the park closes.

3. Purchase a Touring Plans subscription to know the best time to visit each attraction.

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FAQs

What do I do if a ride is down?
If a ride closes unexpectedly around your return window to experience it, you'll be notified via the official Disney World app that you return time has converted to an "anytime pass" that gives you single-use Lightning Lane access to one of several attractions. See your alert in the official Disney World app for details.
How early or late can I be to my reserved time slot?
Disney's scanners will let you into the Lightning Lane queue if you arrive up to 5 minutes before your return window starts or 15 minutes after it ends. If you're outside that "grace period," you can ask a Cast Member nicely to let you in, but do not assume you'll get a positive response.
Do I have to purchase Genie+ for every member of my party?
Yes. Genie+ is sold per-person, per-day. It must be purchased via the official Disney World app on the day you plan to use it.

Unofficial Tips to Maximize Your Time

1
Decide in advance what you really want to see
Planning with a Touring Plan will help optimize your best path.
2
Arrive early! Arrive early! Arrive early!
And know what to expect when you arrive, like how to “rope drop.”
3
Use a Touring Plan
We'll be guiding you every step of the day and help you make the most of things that may pop up.
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Understand the time difference between standby queues
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