It’s official, Disney has announced the retirement of the fan favorite FastPass. Rumors have been swirling around for several months about if FastPass will return, how it will be changed, or even if it will come back at all. Once Disneyland Paris debuted Premier Access, (a paid service to gain access to shorter lines) to me, it seemed like a matter of time until the Disney Theme Parks Stateside would follow their lead and roll out with a paid FastPass type service.
Disney announced their new Disney Genie+ Service. For even more convenience and flexibility, there are two other options for enjoying the Disney theme parks, through a queue they are introducing called the "Lightning Lane" entrance that also saves you time in line:
Lightning Lane selections will be made on the same day of your visit and can be used across multiple theme parks. Which is great if you decided to add on the Park Hopper option to your tickets. Attractions will continue to offer a traditional standby queue, or a virtual queue at certain attractions like Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance – to maximize flexibility.
While the FASTPASS, FastPass+ and Disney MaxPass services will be retired, I’m excited about the flexibility and choices Disney Genie service provides. You can choose from all of the new options, a mix of them or none at all, and continue to have a great experience!
I realize this is a lot of new information. As your trusted travel advisor, I am here to help guide you through these changes. You can contact me at anytime with any Disney planning questions you may have!
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