Disney’s NEW Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Lightning Lane Single Pass

Disney is renaming and changing its Genie+ service to Disney’s Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Lightning Lane Single Pass starting 24th July 2024. Disney’s Lightning Lanes allow guests to bypass the standby queue and join a separate queue (for a shorter wait time) for select attraction and entertainment experiences. Guests can purchase a Lightning Lane Multi Pass which can be used for multiple rides and attractions or they can purchase a Lightning Lane Single Pass which can only be used for a single ride or attraction. Guests can purchase either or both types of pass. 

Lightning Lane Multi Pass 

When you purchase Lightning Lane Multi Pass, you may make up to 3 Lightning Lane selections in a theme park, in advance of your visit. You’ll also be able to choose available times as you make your selections.

On the day of your visit, once you use a selection, check the My Disney Experience app for availability to make an additional selection.

Lightning Lane Single Pass 

Lightning Lane Single Pass will work much like it does today, where you can secure a time to ride one of our most highly demanded attractions, but you’ll now be able to make your purchase and plan in advance.  

How to Plan Ahead

Guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel and other select hotels will be able to plan Lightning Lane passes up to 7 days in advance, for their entire stay (up to 14 days). All other guests can plan up to 3 days in advance.

These advance purchase windows will let guests secure some of their must-do rides and experiences after they’ve had some time to decide what dining reservations they want to book and any other plans they may need to consider.

Guests may purchase a Lightning Lane Multi Pass, a Lightning Lane Single Pass or both. The app will also be updated to make it quicker and easier to purchase and plan, with fewer steps and a new option to purchase Lightning Lane Single Pass and Lightning Lane Multi Pass in one transaction.

Lightning Lane passes will blend features from the previously offered Genie+ and FastPass+ services, giving guests the choice to plan ahead and removing the hassle of planning during their vacation.

Price

Prices are shown within the My Disney Experience APP. The cost for lightning lanes vary by date and theme park and are subject to limited availability. 

How to Purchase

  • In the My Disney Experience APP home screen select Lightning Lane Passes
  • Select a Theme Park and a Date
  • Choose Lightning Lane Multi Pass or Lightning Lane Single Pass or both
  • For Lightning Lane Multi Pass you can select up to 3 experiences with arrival time window in advance
  • For Lightning Lane Single Pass you can select an arrival time window in advance
  • Confirm and Complete Payment steps
  • On the confirmation page you can select “Plan Another Day” or “View My Day” to see your selections

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Disney’s Very Merry Christmas Party Dates for 2024

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party takes place on select nights between November 8 and December 20, 2024.

Mickey & Minnie Christmas Wave

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Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with festive entertainment, a storybook holiday atmosphere, sweet treats and more at this yuletide event—offered on select evenings November 8 to December 20, 2024, from 7:00 PM to midnight.

Event Dates

  • November – 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 27 and 29
  • December – 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19 and 20

Event Times
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will take place from 7:00 PM to midnight.

Ticket Prices
Event tickets are $169 to $219 per ticket, plus tax (prices vary by event date).

Discounts
Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members can save $10 per ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party—valid only for the following event nights:

  • November – 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21 and 22
  • December – 1, 3, and 5

Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can purchase these special event tickets early beginning July 2, 2024—for event dates during their stay! All other Guests may purchase tickets beginning July 10, 2024.

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Opening Date for Penguin Trek at SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando announce the grand opening of its highly anticipated new attraction, Penguin Trek, on 7 July 2024. A family launch coaster like no other, Penguin Trek is located within the all-new Antarctica Realm. This immersive area promises an adventure of a lifetime, combining thrilling rides, delectable dining, and unforgettable wildlife encounters.

Penguin Trek redefines the family coaster experience with its innovative design and exhilarating adventure. An experience for the whole family, the ride accommodates everyone from the young adventurer at 42-inches to the tall thrill-seeker up to 77-inches. Guests will beat the summer heat while waiting in the air-conditioned queue lines. Riders will board unique snowmobile-styled ride cars, embarking on a thrilling expedition through the vast and icy wilderness of Antarctica. With two powerful launches and speeds reaching up to 43 mph, the 3,020-foot track winds through both indoor and outdoor environments, presenting a series of twists, turns, and breathtaking moments. But the true highlight awaits at the end of the journey: upon disembarking the ride, guests will find themselves immersed in the chilly confines of the extraordinary and unique penguin habitat. This finale not only thrills but also educates, underscoring SeaWorld’s commitment to animal care and conservation. Continue reading

Discovery Cove – The Definitive(ish) Guide.

A day at Discovery Cove is always a highlight of our trips to Orlando. Some consider it a relaxing day away from the fast-paced theme parks. But for those who don’t enjoy relaxing (which my wife says is me!), there are still plenty of things to do there, and time can quickly disappear. You have the dolphin swim, SeaVenture (extra charge) helmet diving. Animal encounters. All that food, plenty of snacks and many beverages to try. Swimming in the reef. Swimming in the freshwater lagoon. Going into the aviary to see and feed the birds. Watching the adorable otters. Seeing the monkeys. Now the new flamingo point area too.

It is very easy to fall into the ‘I must see and do everything’ camp. But I would suggest a bit of pre-planning to make the most out of your day there. Remember there is always next time!

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Amare Restaurant Review at the Swan Reserve

The newest hotel around Disney’s Boardwalk area is the Swan Reserve, which opened 3rd November 2021. This 14-story hotel with 349 rooms, nestles amongst the Swan and Dolphin hotels, right next to Disney’s Fantasia golf course. 

Breaking away from the now legendary theming of the Swan and Dolphin, with their impressively large feature-creatures, the Swan Reserve has a more modernist look and feel. This minimalist and elegant style continues into the hotel’s flagship restaurant called ‘Amare’, which means ‘to love’. Will we love this new restaurant?

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