Disney World replaces free Fast Passes with new 'Disney Genie' service

DISNEY World has replaced their Fast Pass scheme with a new "Disney Genie" service.

The popular queue skip passes, which also included the Max Pass, are being scrapped later this year.

Instead, guests can use the Disney Genie service to "prebook" queue slots for up to two rides a day, through the Lightning Lane entrance which lets visitors skip the normal queue.

Along with this, the new service will also help families plan their day as well as update on ride queue times to be able to offer quieter times during a visit to the theme park.

The new service will include:

  • Personalized itinerary planning
  • Forecasted future wait times for attractions
  • Virtual assistant
  • Mobile ordering
  • Restaurant wait list, check-in, and reservations
  • Virtual queues (available at certain attractions)

The park wrote on their website: "Coming this fall to Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, Disney Genie is a complimentary and convenient new digital service designed to create your best Disney day."

"Built right into the My Disney Experience and Disneyland apps, Disney Genie service will maximize your park time, so you can have more fun. It includes a personalized itinerary feature that will quickly and seamlessly map out an entire day.

"From specific attractions, foodie experiences and entertainment, to general interests like Disney princesses, villains, Pixar, Star Wars, thrill rides and more – just tell Disney Genie what you want to do and it will do the planning for you."

The new service will cost $15 per day at Disney World and $20 per day at Disneyland in California.

Earlier this month, Disneyland officially announced a replacement for its popular annual passport.

Ranging from $399 to $1,399, the new Magic Key system will offer guests the same perks of the annual pass, which includes park reservations throughout the year.

Those who purchase a Magic Key pass within the first two months will receive a special charter member gift package (with a pen, magnet, map, lanyard, and more) delivered to their home.

For Brits planning their next holiday to Disney World, the theme park has revealed their latest package deal launched in celebration of the park's 50th anniversary this year.

Families who book a trip for next year can get extra perks including spending money in the parks and 14 nights for the price of seven.

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