At the D23 exhibit in 2019, Disney made several announcements regarding what visitors can expect to see for the 50th anniversary in 2021 at Walt Disney World, including an all-new digital planning experience called Disney Genie.
Well, this morning on October 19, Disney Genie officially launched on the My Disney Experience app, with Disney Genie + and Lightning Lane access, the new paid FastPass service.
That’s right – in case you didn’t know, FastPass + at Walt Disney World and MaxPass at Disneyland are now officially retired, and instead Lightning Lane is taking its place – a paid service. Lightning Lane is part of the proposed new Disney Genie and Disney Genie + service. Disney Genie + is a paid system that charges Disney World visitors $ 15 per person per day to use Lighting Lane, which is the old FastPass + queue. Visitors to Walt Disney World can choose a return time at a time for certain attractions and skip the lines when their turn arrives.
In addition to Lightning Lane, Disney Genie also offers an option that allows visitors to purchase single experience passes to more “E-ticket” attractions such as Rise of the Resistance or Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at one time. additional cost. These rides have their own cost, which differs depending on the day and the attraction. Please keep in mind that this option is not included with your Disney Genie + purchase (if you decide to purchase this offer).
However, what many did not realize is that the price of these offers did not include taxes, which means that they are not a flat fee and that taxes will be added at checkout.
TheUnofficialGuides shared the following on Twitter, noting that Lightning Lane costs $ 9 plus taxes:
I have a virtual queue for Ratatouille today, but the new #Disney Genie service will also allow me to purchase an individual Lightning Lane for $ 9 plus tax, which will allow Remy to ride twice in one day. ^ @ skubersky #epcot #wdw #disneyworld
I have a virtual queue for Ratatouille today, but the new one #Disney The Genie service will also allow me to purchase an individual Lightning Lane for $ 9 plus tax, which will allow me to ride Remy twice in one day. ^@skubersky #epcot #wdw #disney world pic.twitter.com/7XngHDS4dS
– TheUnofficialGuides (@TheUGseries) October 19, 2021
In the last image of the Tweet, at the bottom of the screen reads “Price in United States Dollars (USD). Tax not included. Total calculated at checkout. Which means that guests must pay tax on Disney Genie purchases.
For more information on Lightning Lane, visit our website here.
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