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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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Disney’s ‘Tiana’s Bayou Adventure’ Opening Date Announced

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure which replaces Splash Mountain in Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World and is inspired by Disney’s ‘The Princess and the Frog’ movie will open to the public starting 28 June 2024.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure invites guests to join beloved characters Princess Tiana, Mama Odie, Louis, and all-new friends on a thrilling adventure, all set against the music and excitement of a New Orleans celebration. This new attraction will feature dozens of Audio-Animatronics figures, a foot-tapping soundtrack, and a celebration where everyone’s welcome.

Before the official opening date guests can expect a number of soft openings and media previews


2024 Disney’s ‘Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party’ (MNSSHP) Dates

Eagerly awaited by fans, Disney has just released the dates for their Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party which is held at the Magic Kingdom Starting 9th August through to 31st October 2024. 

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is an annual Halloween celebration at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom park and is held on select nights (listed below). Entrance to the party requires purchase of a MNSSHP ticket and is not included with normal park admission.

The party takes over the entire park after it is closed to non-ticketed guests. The party hours are 7pm to 12am, however party guests can gain entry to the Magic Kingdom as early as 4pm.

MNSSHP showcases nighttime Halloween fun and entertainment for families in a very Disney way, the fun of Halloween without it being scary. Unlike the rest of the year Disney allows guests to dress as their favourite characters during the party, See FAQ HERE for dress code

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party offers Disney halloween character greetings, special halloween inspired shows and fireworks, a special “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade which features characters dressed in their Halloween finery and the special fireworks show lights up the skies with the voices of the Ghost Host and various Disney villains.

There are also lots of trick-or-treat stations located throughout the park where you can fill your bags with free delicious Halloween candy treats.

The 2024 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Dates

  • August – 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 and 30
  • September – 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27 and 29
  • October – 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29 and 31

Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can purchase these special event tickets early beginning May 8, 2024! All other Guests may purchase tickets beginning May 15, 2024.

Ticket Prices
Event tickets are $119 to $199 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 Not-So-Scary Halloween Party—valid only for event nights in August and September.

Entertainment Times

  • Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular:
    August 9 through September 28, 2024: 9:05 pm, 10:40 pm, 12:00 am
    September 29 through October 31, 2024: 7:40pm, 9:05 pm, 10:40 pm, 12:00 am
  • Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular: 10 pm
  • Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade: 8:15 pm and 11:15 pm

Trick-or-Treat Stations

  • Market Street (open until 8:00 pm)
  • Tortuga Tavern
  • Tom Sawyer Island Dock
  • Gaston’s Tavern
  • Near TRON Lightcycle / Run
  • Princess Fairytale Hall

Tickets when released can be found HERE

Disney Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Characters


Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Opens This Summer at Walt Disney World

During Mardi Gras in New Orleans – home to Princess Tiana and her big dreams – they say “laissez les bons temps rouler!” And the good times will roll this summer when Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opens in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

With Princess Tiana at the helm, this new attraction “digs a little deeper” into her story after the events of the Walt Disney Animation Studios film “The Princess and the Frog.” It is Mardi Gras season at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, and the bayou will light up for a journey full of music, Mama Odie’s magic, and a whole boatful – log-ful? – of new friends, in preparation for a celebration where everyone’s welcome.

They got music, it’s always playin’

Music is at the heart of New Orleans, and guests will be tapping their toes all throughout the attraction thanks in part to adorable critters, who sing and play instruments made of natural materials found in the bayou. Tiana’s new friends include an otter, a rabbit, a racoon, a beaver, a turtle and more. Their spirited stylings will turn the bayou into a party with zydeco and other types of music authentic to the region of New Orleans. There will be new, original music alongside favorite tunes from the film, created in collaboration with award- winning artists PJ Morton and Terence Blanchard.
In addition to musical critters, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure welcomes talent voices from the film as they reprise their roles, including Bruno Campos as Prince Naveen, Jenifer Lewis as Mama Odie, Michael Leon Wooley as Louis and the one and only Anika Noni Rose as Princess Tiana.

Grab somebody, come on down

As guests float through the cypress trees and Spanish moss of a beautiful Louisiana bayou, they may see some familiar faces as part of the dozens of entirely new Audio-Animatronics figures. Along with Princess Tiana, Louis and Mama Odie, keep an eye out for Eudora, Charlotte, Prince Ralphie, Prince Naveen, and others.

As “The Princess and the Frog” makes its home in the Big Easy, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is more stuffed with authentic NOLA artistry than Charlotte is with Tiana’s “man-catching” beignets! Artwork from Louisiana artist Malaika Favorite will delight guests as part of the queue, and guests can see an original metalwork weathervane from third-generation master blacksmith, Darryl Reeves and his apprentice, Karina Roca. New Orleans artist Sharika Mahdi’s artwork has inspired the attraction from the beginning. And, for some lagniappe (a “little extra”) guests will have a nose full of the sweet scent of beignets frying – reminiscent of strolling through the French Quarter – as part of the attraction queue.

Dreams do come true in New Orleans

The heart of Tiana’s story reminds guests that everyone has the potential to make their dreams a reality. With teams of Imagineers, Disney Animation artists, Cast Members and Louisiana artisans working together, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is sure to pass a good time when it opens at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida in summer 2024 and later in 2024 at Disneyland Park in California!

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