Complete Guide To Disney’s New Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Single Pass

In 2021, Disney officially eliminated FastPasses and replaced it with two new paid ways to skip the lines at the most popular attractions in the theme parks at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. At the time, Disney Genie+ allowed you to book Lightning Lane return times to skip the line at the majority of attractions throughout the park. On the other hand, Individual Lightning Lanes allowed you to pay individually to ride one to two of the most popular rides in each park. Booking windows for both of these opened at 7AM every day of your Disney vacation. But, all of this is changed in July 2024 and there’s now a new version of these systems to learn — Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Lightning Lane Single Pass. Here’s what you need to know.

Lightning Lane Multi Pass

Disney Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane Attractions Change Names

As of July 24th, Disney Genie+ is now called Lightning Lane Multi Pass, and Individual Lightning Lane Attractions are now called Lightning Lane Single Pass. This change makes it easier to differentiate the paid skip-the-line products from the free Disney Genie planning system available in the My Disney Experience app.

But, it’s not just the name that has changed — Disney also introduced some MAJOR changes to what, how, and when you can purchase and begin booking Lightning Lane return windows. Here’s what you need to know.

Lightning Lane Multi Pass at Walt Disney World

Lightning Lane Multi Pass officially replaced Disney Genie+ on July 24th. You’re still able to skip the line at the majority of the rides and attractions throughout all four Disney World theme parks, however, you’ll now be able to plan ahead.

Now, if you have a valid theme park ticket and park pass reservation (if necessary), you can purchase Lightning Lane Multi Pass before your trip and make up to 3 Lightning Lane selections in advance for every day of your trip. And, unlike Disney Genie+, you’re able to select your Lightning Lane return time in the My Disney Experience app instead of it being first come, first serve. Then, on the day of your visit, you can select more Lightning Lane return times for other rides and attractions once you’ve used a selection.

You can still only visit each attraction once with Lightning Lane Multi Pass. However, you can always use the standby line if you’d like to ride again.

Another big change that comes with this service is the reintroduction of attraction “tiers.” If you’re familiar with FastPass+, then you probably remember that, like Lightning Lane Multi Pass, you could make up to 3 FastPasses prior to your trip. But, each park had rides and attractions categorized into tiers with guests being able to select one attraction from the tier of the most popular rides, one attraction from a tier or other rides, and so on. Well, this is back! With Lightning Lane Multi Pass, there are some restrictions on how many rides you can pre-book in select tiers. Here’s how that breaks down per park:

Magic Kingdom

Lightning Lane Multi Pass

Tier 1 Rides and Attractions

Choose up to one experience from this group:

Tier 2 Rides and Attractions

Choose your other 2 experiences—or all 3—from this group:

  • The Barnstormer
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Haunted Mansion
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Mad Tea Party
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Tomorrowland Speedway

EPCOT

Tier 1 Rides and Attractions

Choose up to one experience from this group:

  • Frozen Ever After
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
  • Soarin’ Around the World

Tier 2 Rides and Attractions

Choose your other 2 experiences—or all 3—from this group:

  • Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Journey into Imagination with Figment
  • Living with the Land
  • Mission: SPACE
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Lightning Lane Multi Pass

Tier 1 Rides and Attractions

Choose up to one experience from this group:

  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Slinky Dog Dash

Tier 2 Rides and Attractions

Choose your other 2 experiences—or all 3—from this group:

  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage
  • Disney Junior Play & Dance!
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Toy Story Mania!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom One Day Itinerary

Tier 1 Rides and Attractions

Choose up to 3 experiences from this group:

  • DINOSAUR
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
  • Feathered Friends in Flight!
  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!
  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug!
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Naʻvi River Journey

Lightning Lane Single Pass at Walt Disney World

Lightning Lane Single Pass replaced Individual Attraction Selections on July 24th and functions almost exactly the same. Each theme park currently has one to two attractions that are not included in the Lightning Lane Multi Pass and are instead a separate cost if you’d like the opportunity to skip the line. You can choose to purchase the Lightning Lane Single Passes with or without the purchase of Lightning Lane Multi Pass.

That all sounds about the same as how the system functions now, right? Well, the biggest change is that now you can purchase Lightning Lane Single Passes in advance instead of having to wait until the day of your visit! So, you can book up to two of the following rides in advance for each day of your trip:

Magic Kingdom

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • TRON Lightcycle / Run

EPCOT

  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Avatar Flight of Passage
Lightning Lane Multi Pass

Currently, there are no changes to the virtual queue process that is offered in place of the standby line at TRON Lightcycle / Run and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

How To Book Lightning Lanes in Advance

If you’re hoping to plan ahead and book your Lightning Lane return times with the Lightning Lane Multi Pass and/or Lightning Lane Single Pass in advance, there are a few things you need to know.

Beginning July 24th, Disney World Resort hotel guests can purchase and make their selections with Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Lightning Lane Single Pass for the entire length of their stay 7 days prior to their check-in day at 7AM EST.

All other guests can purchase and make their selections with Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Lightning Lane Single Pass 3 days prior to their arrival at 7AM EST. The ability to make selections for the entire length of your trip will depend on what ticket type you’ve purchased:

  • Guests with date-based theme park tickets (which require you to choose a start date at the time of purchase) can purchase 3 days before the first day of their ticket, for the total number of valid admission days on their ticket.
  • Guests with other ticket types can purchase 3 days before their park visit.
  • Annual Passholders can purchase 3 days before their park visit.

To purchase, open up the My Disney Experience app when your booking window opens and select “Purchase” under the Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Lightning Lane Single Pass banner. You can view all of your selections for the entire length of your stay before you pay.

Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Single Pass Pricing in Walt Disney World

Prices for both Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Lightning Lane Single Passes vary by date and attraction, so you won’t know the exact cost of the services until you go into the My Disney Experience app to purchase. However, you can expect prices to be between $15-$35 per person, per day for the Lightning Lane Multi Pass and between $12-$25 per attraction for Lightning Lane Single Pass. Here’s a look at how much the services cost on the first day they rolled out (July 24th, 2024):

Lightning Lane Multi Pass Pricing on July 24th, 2024:

  • Magic Kingdom — $29
  • EPCOT — $21
  • Hollywood Studios — $26
  • Animal Kingdom — $18

Lightning Lane Single Pass Pricing on July 24th, 2024:

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train — $12
  • TRON Lightcycle / Run — $20
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind — $17
  • Rise of the Resistance — $25
  • Avatar Flight of Passage — $16

Keep in mind that pricing is subject to change. Currently, there is not a separate pricing tier for park hopping with Lightning Lane Multi Pass. Instead, you should purchase the service for the park that you plan to visit first that day and you’ll then be able to make reservations at attractions in any park after you redeem your first Lightning Lane and have a park hopper ticket.

Lightning Lane Changes at Disneyland Resort

As of July 24th, Disney Genie+ is now Lightning Lane Multi Pass, and Individual Attraction Selections are Lightning Lane Single Pass. However, unlike in Disney World, you cannot purchase these services in advance at Disneyland. Instead, how you buy, select, and redeem Lightning Lane passes at Disneyland Resort remains the same with guests needing to wait until the parks open and physically enter the park to purchase and make selections.

Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Single Pass Pricing in Disneyland

Lightning Lane Multi Pass pricing at Disneyland Resort starts at $30 and may go up based on demand. Keep in mind that, unlike in Disney World, you don’t need to select a specific park when you purchase, as you are given access to Lightning Lane reservations in both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure when you purchase.

The pricing for Lightning Lane Single Pass also varies by date and attraction in Disneyland. However, you can expect to pay between $20-$28 per person to get a reservation for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and between $18-$25 per person to ride Radiator Springs Racers.

FAQ

How does park hopping work with the Lightning Lane Multi Pass?

If you purchase the Park Hopper Lightning Lane Multi Pass and have a valid Park Hopper ticket, you’re able to make up to three Lightning Lane selections for the first park you plan to visit each day. Once you redeem your first Lightning Lane selection, you’re then be able to book a Lightning Lane at another park in the My Disney Experience app.

How much does Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Lightning Lane Single Pass cost?

Pricing for Lightning Lane Multi Passes varies by date and theme park. Whereas, pricing for Lightning Lane Single Passes will vary by date and attraction.

Currently, you can expect to pay between $15-$35 per person, per day for Lightning Lane Multi Pass and between $12-$25 per attraction for Lightning Lane Single Pass in Disney World. Over in Disneyland, prices start at $30 per person, per day for Lightning Lane Multi Pass and range from $18-$28 per person, per attraction for Lightning Lane Single Pass.

I’m traveling internationally. Can I purchase Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Single Pass in advance?

Currently, only those in the U.S. and Canada can purchase Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Single Passes in advance. If you live in another country, you’ll need to wait until you are in the U.S. to purchase through the My Disney Experience app.

Can I make different Lightning Lane selections for each member of my party with Lightning Lane Multi Pass?

Yes, but it takes some extra steps! You’ll need to first make the same 3 Multi Pass selections for everyone in your party when you purchase in the My Disney Experience app. Then, after you purchase, you can go back into the Lightning Lane Passes section on the app and change the experiences and arrival windows for select members of your travel party following the prompts.

How do I change or modify my Lightning Lane selections?

You can modify your Lightning Lane selections at any time in the My Disney Experience app. Just tap the Lightning Lane Passes section of the home screen and follow the prompts to modify your plans. Just note that Lightning Lane selections are subject to availability.

Can you use Lightning Lane on the same ride multiple times?

No, you can only ride each attraction once per day with Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Single Pass.

Is there a limit to how many Lightning Lanes I can book in one day?

No, while you are limited to holding only 3 Lightning Lane Multi Pass selections at a time, you can book as many rides as you can fit into the day! Once you redeem a Lightning Lane selection, go back into the My Disney Experience app to select your next one. Note that Lightning Lanes are subject to availability (and can book up for the day — especially for the most popular attractions) and you can only ride each attraction once with the Lightning Lane.

Are standby lines still available?

Yes, free standby lines are still available at all of the Disney World attractions and rides. The only exceptions are rides that use a free virtual queue which include TRON Lightcycle / Run at Magic Kingdom, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT. To ride these, you must get a spot in the virtual queue on the day of your visit in the My Disney Experience app when the enrollment window opens at 7AM and 1PM. Note that this is subject to change, so be sure to check Disney’s website before you go!

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  • Not happy!! while great news for some, not for international guests… I’m from Australia and I’ll be spending nearly $30,000 US dollars for this trip…. no we’re not made of money, we’ve just saved for 6 years and it’s expensive with the exchange rate and tax and tipping etc etc added on. Flights alone are $5000. So for international guests you can’t access 7 days in advance if you’re not in the states yet. Too bad if you arrive day before or of check in… on-site and offsite guests have had access for days (between 2-6 days in advance). Often for overseas families it’s a once in a lifetime event and so if you can’t get LL on popular rides you either miss out or have to wait hrs in a queue. I hope Disney realises how crappy this is and may even effect international package sales because this is huge deal not being able to access this service like others.